WASA reinstates water-use restrictions for Tobago

The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is reintroducing restrictions on the use of water in Tobago, effective midnight Friday September 16th, 2016 and until further notice.

WASA says the use of hosepipes and any similar apparatus for the purpose of among other things, watering private gardens and washing private motor cars, will be prohibited in accordance with the Water and Sewerage Act Chapter 54:40 of the Laws of Trinidad and Tobago.

WASA: Lack of rain causing low water pressure in South West Tobago

The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) says the low water pressure in South West Tobago is as a result of a lack of rainfall.

The Authority says the plant servicing those communities is below 15 percent capacity.

The following is WASA's statement on the issue:

"The Water and Sewerage Authority wishes to advise customers in South West Tobago experiencing low pressures at times that this is due to the lack of consistent rainfall required to replenish water sources following the harsh 2016 Dry Season.

Toco man indicted for murder of Tobago man

Toco resident Dominic Charles has appeared before Scarborough Magistrate, Michelle Maharaj-Brown, charged with the murder of Tobago resident, Zaquis Daniel.

Daniel, 30, met his death following a dispute with another man in the vicinity of Live Wire Bar, Lambeau, Tobago, on July 15th, 2016.

He was stabbed multiple times.

This was the first recorded murder on the island for 2016.

A chat with the guy who shot the viral shark video

Two days ago, a video of a shark attacking and feeding on fish near to the shore at a Tobago beach went viral after we posted it online.

Well, we were able to find the person who captured the video that has been shared almost 4000 times on our Facebook page and he was very happy to chat with us about how it all went down.

The video was shot by 19-year-old Liam Webster and you can hear what he had to say in the video below.

Missing Tobago teen found

Shemika Phillip, the 15-year-old schoolgirl of Ten Chains, Roxborough, Tobago, who was reported missing by her cousin on Thursday 14th July, 2016, has been found, a statement by the Police Service says.

Shemika was returned to her family around 9:10 am today, Friday 15th July, 2016.

Members of the Child Protection Unit are continuing enquiries.

15-year-old Tobago schoolgirl missing

Police are seeking the public's help in locating a missing 15-year-old girl.

Police say Shemika Phillip of Ten Chains, Roxborough, Tobago, was reported missing to the Roxborough Police Station, around 1 am today.

Phillip is a Form Two student of the Harmon School of SDA and was last seen leaving home to attend class around 8 am yesterday.

She is of African descent, 5 feet 6 inches in height, of medium built and was last seen wearing a grey and red sweat pants and a white jersey.

THA approves $70 million arrears for TRHA workers

The Tobago House of Assembly (THA) has approved the payment of arrears to eligible Tobago Regional Health Authority (TRHA) workers to the tune of $70 million.

THA Chief Secretary Orville London made the disclosure Wednesday afternoon during the weekly post Executive Council media briefing at the Administrative Complex in Calder Hall.

The matter was discussed when the Executive Council met and it approved the funding request.

London said the issue of approval was not only related to payment “but also to the quantum (being requested)”.

Tobago named among islands making up world's fastest growing tourism market

Trinidad and Tobago (and in particular, Tobago) has been named among the countries that make up the fastest growing tourism market in the world, according to the World Tourism Organisation.

The 2015 results were published in the following a report carried by CNN on Tuesday, which used Pirate's Bay in Tobago as the leading photograph.

"The always sun-drenched Caribbean is looking particularly fetching right now.

UK's 'Evening Standard' publishes glowing article on Tobago

At a time when the economy of Tobago could do with a boost, just like it's bigger sibling Trinidad, a UK newspaper has published a glowing article about the island.

Patrick Barclay who visited Tobago for the British Airways Legends football tournament, looks at the island as an eco-tourism destination, putting a lot of focus on the Main Ridge rainforest - the world’s oldest legally protected forest reserve. 

"Most people go to Tobago expecting sun, sea and sand," the article began.

Three Tobago Soca finalists in ISM Semi-Finals

Thre Tobago Soca Monarch Finanlists have made it into the semi-final round of the International Soca Monarch competition to be held on Saturday.

This follows the New Tobago Soca Monarch competition Wednesday night.

The following is a statement from the organisers of the show.

"The Men of Exile (M.O.E) is pleased to announce the top twelve (12) artistes who have advanced to the final round of the New Tobago Soca Monarch (NTSM) “Premier Wednesday” 27th January 2016.