The upgrade of the main power plant in Tobago could see an end to frequent electricity blackouts on the island, says Minister of Public Utilities Robert Le Hunte.
The upgrade which cost $139.5 m is part of Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission mandate to provide Tobagonians with a reliable, high-quality electricity supply.
Le Hunte, speaking at the commissioning ceremony on Monday, said the upgrade was completed on time and delivered within budget.
One man is dead and three people homeless after an early morning fire at Easter Field Road, Tobago, in the early hours of Monday.
Dead is Anthony Charles, 61, whom family say suffered from a mental disorder.
According to the Divisional Fire Officer, the Scarborough Fire Station received reports of a fire at 3.40 am. When firefighters got to the scene they were told three of four people had been accounted for.
When the firefighters doused the flames and searched the property they found Charles’ remains in one of the bedrooms.
This week's regular Cabinet meeting with take place in Tobago on Friday.
A statement by the Office of the Prime Minister says the Cabinet will meet at the Magdalena Grand Hotel tomorrow.
It says details regarding the Post-Cabinet Media Conference will be sent in a subsequent notice
Several government ministers were due in Tobago this weekend as the PNM's National Convention is taking place in Tobago on Sunday.
Tobago Division police officers have destroyed almost 300 marijuana trees.
Police say officers went to the Canaan district during an anti-crime exercise on Friday and proceeded to a bushy area.
There they found 253 fully grown marijuana trees, which were destroyed.
No arrests were made and officers have not given a value for the illegal find.
As the world marked the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, Emanuel Legall, 92, World War 11 veteran, says parents are responsible for the current crime wave facing the nation.
Legall, still quite energetic and vocal on topical issues said: "Most of the parents are responsible for stupidness...16 and 17 years old should be going to school still learning something instead of being on the streets."
An elderly couple of Mason Hall, Tobago, say they have been left traumatised following an early morning ordeal with police officers of the Tobago Task Force.
Eucklyn Chapman, 64, and her husband, Cecil, 69, of Croton Lane, said people dressed as police officers showed up at their residence around 4 am yesterday and requested entry, but when they protested and asked for the search warrant, the officers broke down their front door valued $2,200 and gained access.
President Paula-Mae Weekes is heading to Tobago for five days near the end of January 2019 is has opened her office to meet citizens there and is accepting invitations for that period.
A statement from the Office of the President on Thursday said her decision to be stationed in Tobago for five days is "in keeping with her commitment to serve all of Trinidad and Tobago."
Weekes, a former Appeal Court judge, who was elected to the nation's highest office, in March intends to periodically execute her duties from Tobago, the release said.
As part of the new Tobago branding strategy currently being rolled out at the World Travel Market 2018 in London, a Tobago branded black taxi/cab was unveiled today.
London is known for the famous black cab and this particular black cab will be engaged for a six-month period by the Tobago Tourism Agency Limited (TTAL), as part of its marketing strategy to promote Tobago in the UK market.
The cab is wrapped in the new branding imagery and includes the ‘Tobago Beyond’ tagline and website.