Although Caribbean Airlines staff worked overtime for the Easter long weekend to fill the gap of the collapsed ferry service, transporting over 13,000 passengers on the domestic airbridge, there were still scores of ferry passengers who had to camp out at the airport in Tobago for hours to catch a flight.
Scores of passengers, including children, were seen sprawled across the floor lying on pieces of luggage at the ANR Robinson International Airport, Crown Point, Tobago when Guardian Media visited after 3 pm.
The decomposing body of an elderly woman was found this morning in her Scarborough, Tobago, home.
The woman’s body was found by relatives this morning
The woman whose identity is yet to be released is said to be in her late 80s/early 90s.
A male relative from Trinidad is said to be aiding police with their inquiries after he was found this morning driving a vehicle which belongs to her.
An autopsy is expected to be performed to confirm the cause of death
The Port Authority has advised that the water taxi which was scheduled to transport passengers to and from Tobago during the period March 27 – April 03, is undergoing repairs at this time.
The Port says that as such, all sailings of the water taxi have been cancelled.
A statement by the Port Authority says it will continue to transport passengers via Caribbean Airlines on a first come first served basis.
Finance Minister Clm Imbert has announced that the Cabinet has agreed to begin the construction of a new terminal building for the ANR Robinson Airport in Tobago, by the end of this year.
It's expected to cost $500 million, but the acquisition of property is not included in that figure.
He made the announcement at today's post-Cabinet media conference.
While the current terminal building is located at the start of the runway, the new terminal will be located at the end of the runway.