Tobago

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.

Tobago man appears in court charged with housebreaking & larceny

A Plymouth man has been remanded into custody after appearing before a Scarborough Magistrate this morning, charged with housebreaking and larceny at the Tobago Plantations home of a 61-year-old retired lawyer, which occurred on Thursday 8th February, 2018.

Ryan Forde, 32, of Jaegers Hall Trace, Plymouth, appeared before Magistrate Annette McKenzie, in the Scarborough 1st Magistrates’ Court on Friday 16th February, 2018, to answer to the charge.

The matter was postponed to Wednesday 14th March, 2018.

Suspect held for murder of Tobago teacher

Less than a week after a Tobago teacher was brutally murdered, police have detained the main suspect.

The man who has been on the run since Friday, was found in a forested area in the Plymouth district around ten o'clock this morning.

Students hear miss’ dying scream

Police were up to last night still searching for the relative who brutally attacked Tobago kindergarten teacher Kayla Marie Solomon-Caine with a hammer, dealing her several fatal blows yesterday morning.

The man attacked Solomon-Caine, 24, of Lowlands, in front her two daughters and mere metres away from the Dorothy Moses Nursery School in Lambeau where she worked. Parents who had just dropped off their children also witnessed the attack, while the little students inside heard the last distressed screams of their teacher.

Tobago school teacher murdered

Tobago has recorded its second murder for the year, the victim is a female school teacher.

Kayla Solomon was killed around 8 am Friday near the Dorothy Moses Nursery School in Lambeau where she taught.

Police say Solomon who is from Lowlands, Tobago was found dead on the doorstep of a friend's home with her head bashed in.

It is believed her killer used a hammer.

A man was seen running from the scene with what appeared to be the murder weapon.

Police are at this time searching for a close male relative who may be able to assist with investigations.

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