THA Chief Secretary Charles saddened by drownings at Argyle Waterfall

THA Chief Secretary, Kelvin Charles, has expressed sadness at the drowning deaths of two teenagers at Argyle Falls yesterday.

In an official statement released last night, the THA Chief extends condolences to the friends and families of the youngsters, noting that he was deeply affected by the tragedy.

Mr Charles reportedly visited the families of 15-year-old Kharisha Thompson and 19-year-old Chrislon Walters, last night.

The full text of his statement, follows…


Calder Hall, Tobago,

Republic Bank employee dies weeks after being burnt

A Republic Bank employee attached to the Valsayn Branch, identified as Seon Solomon, has died from injuries he sustained weeks ago.

Earlier this month, Seon Solomon got into an altercation with someone in the St Joseph area while liming.

Reports are the individual threw a flammable substance on Solomon, and then set him on fire.

PDP sends condolences on Argyle Falls tragedy

Condolences continue to pour in for the families and friends mourning the tragic passing of 15-year-old Kharisha Thompson and 19-year-old Chrislon Walters, over the weekend.

The latest expressions of comfort have come from the Progressive Democratic Patriots (PDP), who say there are no words which can bring comfort to those grieving the youngsters’ untimely deaths at Argyle Falls.

The PDP also stated that psycho-social support should be given—as quickly as possible—to all those connected to the tragedy, who need support for any PTSD they may be experiencing.

Task Force to probe Tobago health sector

A Task Force is to be es­tab­lished to have a com­pre­hen­sive look and re­view at the health­care de­liv­ery sys­tem in To­ba­go.

The an­nounce­ment was made by THA Chief Sec­re­tary Kelvin Charles.

He was speak­ing at a news con­fer­ence held at the Di­vi­sion of In­fra­struc­ture’s con­fer­ence room.

Over the last week, sev­er­al is­sues have been raised about the health fa­cil­i­ties in To­ba­go, and many were call­ing for the re­moval of the Sec­re­tary for Health, Well­ness and Fam­i­ly De­vel­op­ment Dr Agatha Car­ring­ton, how­ev­er.

Increase in fires in Tobago

Fire officials in Tobago are urging home and business owners to be vigilant and ensure that they are prepared in the event there is a fire on their properties.

The call comes after officers have been busy battling several fires over the last month, and more recently two fires over the weekend.

Speaking with Guardian Media, Divisional Fire Officer David Joseph-Thomas said the increased number of incidences within the last month is unusual.

He referred to the recent fires at the Scarborough Secondary School and several other incidents.

7 hurt in Tobago accident

Seven people were rushed to hospital this morning following an accident in Tobago.

Details are still coming in, however, CNC3 NEWS understands the accident took place along Buccoo Road at around 12 am.

Among those injured were three females and four males.

All persons were taken to the Scarborough General Hospital for treatment.

We will have more on this story as details come to hand.


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PH taxi driver murdered in Tobago – Murder victim #8

Tobago Homicide Officers are probing the circumstances surrounding the island's eighth murder for 2019.

Dead is 40-year-old Dean O'Neil, a PH Taxi Driver of Delaford, Tobago.

According to police reports, shortly after 1am on Thursday, O'Neil was driving his red Mitsubishi Lancer motor vehicle, and had turned onto a trace off Canaan Feeder Road, when he was shot by a line gunman.

Neighbours say they heard several shots and on checking, he was found slumped behind the steering wheel.

Tobago sees 8th murder for 2019

Tobago has recorded its 8th murder for the year.

CNC3 News understands that the victim—Dean O’Neil—was killed while on his way home.

Preliminary reports suggest that he was turning onto the Canaan Feeder Road in his red Mitsubishi Lancer when shots were fired at his vehicle.

He reportedly died at the scene.

[This is a BREAKING NEWS story, and will be updated as details become available.]

Tobago man charged with larceny 24 hours after leaving jail

A 39-year-old To­ba­go man has been sen­tenced to five years hard labour af­ter be­ing charged for shop break­ing and lar­ce­ny.

Fi­del Skeete, of Skeete Trace, Gold­en Grove Road, Buc­coo, re­ceived the sen­tence af­ter he ap­peared be­fore Mag­is­trate An­dri­ana Ce­de­no in the Scar­bor­ough Mag­is­trate 1st Court on Wednes­day, Oc­to­ber 9, 2019.

Tobago businesses uncomfortable with THA borrowing money on international market

Tobago businesses say they are concerned about the Tobago House of Assembly now having the ability to borrow money on the international market, and cannot endorse it.

That’s the word from Diane Hadad, of the Tobago arm of the T&T Chamber of Industry and Commerce.

During the recent presentation of the 2020 Budget, Finance Minister Colm Imbert announced that the Tobago House of Assembly would now have the ability to raise financing for Tobago development projects via bonds worth some US$300 million.