Tobago

Tobago to become fixture in annual Caribbean Air Rally

Tobago is set to become a fixture in the Governor General’s Cup (GGC) Caribbean Air Rally.

This was confirmed by the event organisers, Aviation Connection, during a welcome reception for participants hosted by the Division of Tourism, Culture and Transportation at the Pembroke Heritage Park on Friday.

The GGC has travelled extensively from the Canadian Arctic to the Caribbean islands, leading people of different cultures, nationalities and backgrounds to far-reaching destinations across the globe. 

Amateur video explains frustration in getting vehicles off Cabo Star

Watch as a man explains the challenges now being experienced by persons who use the Cabo Star to transfer their vehicles between Trinidad and Tobago.

As the man explains, the Cabo Star docked in Port-of-Spain from Tobago, and 45 minutes later, vehicles could not leave the vessel. 

He explains that drivers have to fly from Crown Point, Tobago to Piarco, Trinidad, and no vehicle can disembark until the drivers arrive.

MV Britannia on 7th call to Tobago this season

The cruise ship MV Britannia has made its 7th and final call for the current cruise season to Tobago today, with 3,553 passengers on board.

The MV Britannia is the largest ship in P&O Cruises’ UK fleet with a capacity for 4,324 passengers and 1,398 crew members.

It made its maiden voyage to the island on December 14, 2017, and has brought 24,269 passengers to Tobago for the entire season.

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.

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