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.
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.
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.
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.
Chief Secretary of the Tobago House of Assembly, Kelvin Charles has strongly condemned the recent attacks on two British female tourists at Grafton Monday morning.
Police reports confirm that the attacks took place in the vicinity of Grafton Beach around 1:30 am on Monday 11th March, 2019.
The Chief Secretary, who returned yesterday from his trip to Germany for the ITB Berlin tourism and trade show, has expressed displeasure at the incidents and is extending sentiments of comfort and concern to the victims and their families.
After being absent from ITB (Internationale Tourismus- Borse) Berlin, Germany in 2018, Tobago has returned to the world’s largest tourism and trade show in 2019 and has used the ITB platform to officially launch the new Tobago branding and imagery to the German market.
The German market is Tobago’s second largest tourism market behind the United Kingdom only.
Stoute Next Generation has copped the 2019 overall Band of the Year title in Tobago with Kaleidoscope We Colourz.
Their presentation, which highlighted several colours, shapes and patterns that are of significance to Trinbagonians and particularly Tobago, earned them 746 points.
Eldez and Associates’ West lndian Jungle was second while Astra Winchester Creations’ Solar Energy was third.
Bandleader Candice Chang-Sandy said yesterday she was still in shock but was humbled by the win.