Tobago

PM meets with Tobago's business community on transport problems

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley and a high-powered ministerial team will sit today for talks with the business community in Tobago.

Stakeholders in Tobago told the T&T Guardian they will be going to the talks armed with folders of documents on just how the island, which is dependent on the tourism product, has suffered in the past year because of problems on the seabridge which contributed to problems on the airbridge.

Changes in ferry sailing times due to arrangements for former president's funeral

The Port Authority and the Inter-island Transportation Company Limited (TTIT) is advising the travelling public of the changes in the sailing schedule over the period Monday 15th January – Wednesday 17th January, 2018.

A joint statement says the changes have become necessary due to the existing traffic restrictions implemented in Port-of-Spain arising out of the formalities associated with the state funeral for the late George Maxwell Richards, former President of the Republic Of Trinidad and Tobago.

The amended sailing schedule is as follows:

Finance Ministry denies newspaper article claiming "Slow Boat To 'Bago"

The Minister of Finance has issued a statement saying it has taken note of an article in the Newsday today with the headline “Slow Boat To ‘Bago”.

The Ministry says the article claims that the Government is negotiating with a company in Singapore by the name of Singapore Technologies Marine Limited to purchase what the newspaper has described as a very large and fancy cruise ferry, built in Singapore, and equipped with a helicopter landing pad and entertainment facilities, among other things.

Tobago Festivals Commission gets its first board since 2013

Festival tourism in Tobago can be boosted with the appointment of the Board of Commissioners for the Tobago Festivals Commission during a brief ceremony at the Division of Tourism, Culture and Transportation today.

Secretary of Tourism, Culture and Transportation, Nadine Stewart-Phillips, distributed Letters of Appointment to the members who are now charged with the responsibility of overseeing the management of all of Destination Tobago’s flagship festivals.

Dr Mentor Melville passes

Tobago's former County Medical Officer of Health, Dr Mentor Melville, has died.

A statement by the Tobago Regional Health Authority (TRHA) said Dr Melville passed away at the Scarborough General Hospital (SGH) shortly after 10 pm on Sunday, 17th December, 2017, after ailing for some time.

He was a former County Medical Officer of Health for Tobago and the former General Manager, Primary Care at the TRHA.

Tobago scheduled for 67 cruise ship calls this season

Tobago has launched its 2017-2018 cruise season with a welcome event for the first ship of the season, Crystal Serenity.

The event was coordinated by the Division of Tourism, Culture and Transportation at the Port of Scarborough on Wednesday 15 November, 2017.

The ship saw a steady stream of passengers disembarking the vessel, enticed by the lively cultural showcase, which included the Tobago Ole Time Wedding procession, bele dancers and drummers.

Tobago records its 9th murder as man is shot dead in car

Police are investigating the murder of a man in Tobago this afternoon.

The murder occurred in Golden Grove just after midday.

The victim has been identified as David Vincent.

Initial reports suggest the murder was done in driveby style.

Vincent was shot while driving along Golden Grove Road.

This is the 9th murder in Tobago for the year.

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