Tobago

PNM Tobago distances itself from alleged paedophile

Chairman of the People's National Movement (PNM) Tobago Council Stanford Callender is distancing the party from the actions of a youth activist's accused of sexting a 15-year-old boy.

On Wednesday morning, Tobago woke to the news that the activist, who works with youths in the Tobago House of Assembly(THA) and appears on some of the party's political platforms, sent WhatsApp messages to the underage child, soliciting oral sex.

Well-known male THA official under investigation for "sexting" schoolboy

Tobago police are investigating an incident where inappropriate text messages were sent to a 15-year-old schoolboy by a well-known THA official. 

Guardian Media understands that the incident occurred approximately three weeks ago, but was only made public today via social media. 

A senior police official from the Child Protection Unit told Guardian Media, that while an official report was not made to the unit, the contents of the text message itself can be considered as a report and the relevant action will be taken. 

Mi­nor­i­ty Coun­cil: Let THA manage airport expansion

Mi­nor­i­ty Coun­cil­lor Dr Faith B Yis­rael is call­ing on the gov­ern­ment to al­low the To­ba­go House of As­sem­bly (THA) to man­age the ANR Robin­son In­ter­na­tion­al Air­port ex­pan­sion project.

Speak­ing at this week’s Mi­nor­i­ty Coun­cil­lor’s me­dia brief­ing, at the op­po­si­tion’s new of­fice ont Main Street, Scar­bor­ough, Yis­rael she said laws gov­ern who should un­der­take the project.

Tobago gets two patrol vessels

Two re­fur­bished in­ter­cep­tors have been as­signed to To­ba­go as the Min­istry of Na­tion­al Se­cu­ri­ty take steps to tight­en the coun­try's bor­ders. Min­is­ter of Na­tion­al Se­cu­ri­ty Stu­art Young for­mal­ly com­mis­sioned one of these ves­sels at the Char­lottesville Jet­ty on Wednes­day.

He said the in­ter­cep­tors, the larg­er Dea­mon ves­sel and a radar sys­tem will be used to im­prove se­cu­ri­ty along T&T's bor­ders.

Nidco: No mystery in Tobago land acquisition

The National Infrastructural Development Company Limited (Nidco) says it has been transparent with Canaan/Bon Accord property owners about plans to acquire their lands for expansion of the ANR Robinson International Airport and supporting infrastructure. 

In a release on April 1, the company pledged to continue the process of communication with the residents and businesses at a consultation on April 5. 

Nidco has been mandated by the government to oversee and manage the airport expansion project.

Tobago anxious about PM’s plan to fix economy

Prime Min­is­ter Dr Kei­th Row­ley’s lat­est state­ments on his Gov­ern­ment’s steps to mend To­ba­go’s econ­o­my are caus­ing anx­i­ety among many stake­hold­ers on the is­land. How­ev­er, while they re­joiced at some of Gov­ern­ment’s plans yes­ter­day, they said the ma­jor­i­ty of the mea­sures do not ad­dress the sit­u­a­tion in the short term.

Over the last cou­ple of years, the is­land’s econ­o­my has faced chal­lenges, with the seabridge woes deep­en­ing the prob­lems.

'Ratty' charged with rape of two UK tourists in Tobago

A 34-year old Trinidadian residing in Tobago is due to appear before the Scarborough Magistrates’ Court today after being charged with the kidnapping, robbery and sexual assault of two United Kingdom tourists.

Artherly ‘Ratty’ Fraser of Canaan, was charged with two counts of rape, two counts of grievous sexual assault, two counts of kidnapping and two counts of robbery, on Thursday 14th March, 2019.

Fraser was charged following a report made by two female tourists to the Shirvan Road Police Station on Monday 11th March, 2019.

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