Tobago

No need for Tobagonians to travel to Central Bank in Trinidad to redeem one-cent coins

Residents of Tobago who want to redeem their one-cent coins now have options other than having to travel to Trinidad to do so at the Central Bank.

As of July 3rd, the one-cent coin ceased to be legal tender but the Central Bank said it would redeem the coins indefinitely between the hours of 8 am and 2 pm from Mondays to Thursday and 8 am to 3 pm on Fridays.

For residents of Tobago, the Central Bank has announced that all branches of Republic Bank, RBC Royal Bank and Scotiabank are authorised to redeem the coins on behalf of the Central Bank.

Sandals promises windfall for Tobago

Sandals in Tobago will be a windfall for all, particularly smaller hoteliers, the regional hotel chain said in a statement which sought to dispel claims about its operations.

Tobago will be among the biggest beneficiaries of increased economic activity, including global marketing and an exponential increase in airlift, Sandals said.

“Not everyone who arrives on the flights we attract will stay at Sandals, indeed many will seek other options creating a significant increase in business for the smaller hotels.

THA promises easier access to Scarborough RC School with new connector road

The Tobago House of Assembly (THA) says that come September, motorists and commuters are likely to experience easy access to the new Scarborough Roman Catholic School when the access road, Smithfield Connector is complete.

The THA says this new road will provide an alternative route to the school from Claude Noel Highway via Mt. Marie Road.

It is purposed to reduce congestion in the Mt. Marie and Smithfield school zone.

Disaster training for Tobago officials ahead of rainy season

With the “rainy” season in Trinidad and Tobago beginning next month, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) subregional headquarters for the Caribbean is taking its Damage and Loss Assessment (DaLA) methodology training to Tobago.

The training will run from Wednesday to Friday this week.

ECLAC says its DaLA training course will provide participants with an increased capacity and awareness for disaster risk reduction on the island.

Schoolgirl critical after tree falls on her

A six-year-old Tobago school girl is clinging to life after a tree fell on her yesterday morning.

Up late yesterday, Zikiha Lorde was said to be in a critical condition at hospital.

According to reports, around 8 am yesterday Lorde was standing outside her Black Rock home getting ready to go to school when a branch from a nearby fell on her. A group of men were reportedly cutting the tree in front of her home at the time.

'Short Boss' charged with Tobago murder

A Mt. St. George man is scheduled to appear before a Scarborough Magistrate charged with the murder of Shonneil Duncan, which occurred on Sunday 6th May, 2018.

Nekosi Davis aka ‘Short Boss’, 20, of Back Street, Mt. St. George, was charged on Tuesday following advice received from Director of Public Prosecutions, Roger Gaspard, SC.

Duncan, 27, a labourer, also of Back Street, Mt. St. George, was standing along Back Street around 7 pm on Sunday 6th May, 2018, when he got into an altercation with a man known to him, over money.

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