Tobago

Support growing for Tobago shutdown

President of the Inter-Island Truckers Association Horace Amede says his motion calling for a two day shutdown of Tobago is meant to send a message to the powers that be that “this thing cannot continue.”
Referring to months of disruption on the seabridge, he said: “People are hurting and businesses are closing down.”

The shutdown, details of which are yet to be finalised, is getting support from the Minority Council of the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) and the Public Services Association, both led by Watson Duke.

Woman charged with stealing equipment & supplies from Scarborough Hospital kitchen

A woman employed as a cleaner with the Tobago Regional Health Authority (TRHA), was granted $25,000 bail when she appeared before a Scarborough Magistrate charged with larceny of $9,300 worth of equipment and supplies from the kitchen of the Scarborough General Hospital, between the period July, 2017 and February, 2018.

Dianne Bedlow McCrimmon, 49, of Piggot Street, Scarborough, appeared before Magistrate Annette McKenzie in the Scarborough 1st Magistrates’ Court on Monday 26th February, 2018.

The matter was adjourned to Friday 16th March, 2018.

MY EYE: Rough seas at Crown Point

We got this video from Barry Mungal via the My Eye feature in the CNC3 App.

Barry says it shows rough seas at Crown Point. 

The video is quite eye-opening for a beach known to be very calm for most of the year, but Tobagonians and regular travelers will tell you that the seas are usually rough around Tobago's coasts around this time of the year.

In that regard, we thank Barry for sharing this video with us and we invite you too to share your concerns with us via the My eye feature in the CNC3 App.

Ramdial calls for audit into $8 million missing from THA

Couva North MP Ramona Ramdial is calling for an update on investigations into the missing $8 million in fees meant for Virgin Atlantic Airways.

Via a news release, Ramdial is demanding answers from Tobago House of Assembly (THA) Chief Secretary Kelvin Charles on the matter.

She also stated that the results of an audit must be made public and has called on Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley to instruct his THA Chief Secretary and his Minister of Tourism to share the findings of the investigations with the public.

Tourism, Culture Division celebrates Tobagonians in Black Panther

The Division of Tourism, Culture and Transportation hosted a special cultural showcase to celebrate the premiere of the film Black Panther at MovieTowne Tobago and Tobagonians came out in full support dressed to the nines as African royalty.

Globally, movie-goers and theatres have been creating cultural experiences at the film’s screenings, with African-inspired fashion and music being used to celebrate the positive depiction of African culture and the African continent in the critically-acclaimed film.

Machel supports separate Carnival for Tobago

Road March winner Machel Montano has thrown his support behind the initiative for Tobago to have its own Carnival.

Since 2011, there have been calls for Tobago to have its own Carnival instead of having celebrations the same time as Trinidad.

Montano gave his take on the issue during his performance at the Call to Paradise premium all-inclusive event at the Magdalena Grand Beach Resort on Saturday.

Montano urged those in authority to be brave and grasp the opportunity for Trinidad and Tobago to have separate Carnivals on each island.

500 workers could be cut

More than 500 workers from Tobago’s Unemployment Relief Programme (URP) are facing the possibility of losing their jobs over the upcoming weeks because of financial difficulties facing the programme.

Tobago House of Assembly (THA) Assistant Secretary of the Division of Infrastructure, Quarries and the Environment, Sheldon Cunningham, said yesterday that a press conference will be held on Tuesday to disclose exactly what is the way forward for the programme.

In Tobago, the URP falls under the purview of the DIQE.

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