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Dissatisfied that all they got was an old cellphone and $1,000, three armed bandits who stormed the St Martin de Porres Church early yesterday threatened to kidnap renowned Roman Catholic priest Fr Clyde Harvey for a $50,000 ransom.

Speaking to the media at the church later on, a parishioner, who did not want to be named, recalled that Harvey... Read more

Immediately following last week’s bomb scare at the Scarborough port, Minority Leader of the Tobago House of Assembly ,Watson Duke, said Tobago “is unprepared for the emergency.”

“Is there anyone on this island who is sufficiently trained and sufficiently resourced for the detection and neutralisation of a bomb? As you know Tobago has a shortage of skilled persons and so... Read more

Two brothers are now warded at hospital following an accident at Englishman’s Bay on Saturday around 4 pm.

Akeel Tobias, his brother Ako Byron and his six-year-old son Joaquin Byron were reportedly travelling in a grey pickup when the vehicle picked up a skid and plummeted into a ravine, approximately 30 feet off the roadway.

Police said both Akeel and... Read more

As Tobago House of Assembly Secretary for Finance and Enterprise Joel Jack gets ready to present the 2017 budgetary estimates on June 20, the question on everyone’s lips is whether the island’s 2016 budget suffered a massive cut of $600 million.

This after Chief Secretary Kelvin Charles and Infrastructure, Quarries and the Environment Secretary Kwesi Des Vignes, along with his... Read more

A Signal Hill man pleaded guilty to the possession of arms and ammunition when he appeared in the Scarborough Magistrates’ Court last Wednesday.

The court heard that Shamal Noray, 20, was held during an anti-crime exercise last Tuesday at Orange Hill Road, Spring Garden, around 4 pm. According to reports, officers from the Tobago Task Force, acting on a tip-off,... Read more

A small business owner from Plymouth is suing the state over a police officer’s failure to return more than $30,000 in assorted currency seized from her in November 2015.

In a pre-action protocol letter sent recently, attorneys representing Kadisha Romeo, of Bethesda Road, Plymouth, claimed Sgt Joel Forbes breached the business woman’s rights when he failed to follow a magistrate’s... Read more

A Buccoo family is now at their wits end after the case of their missing 23-year-old relative has gone cold.

Mackice Joseph, whose last known address was Les Coteaux, was last seen on May 10 and has not been seen or heard from since. Relatives fear he may have been murdered, but blame the police for not doing their due... Read more

Members of the Scarborough Traffic Branch are continuing investigations following an accident on the Windward Road John Dial on Monday morning which left four people hospitalised.

Tobago Today understands that the accident occurred shortly after midnight.

While the exact cause of the accident remains unclear, Fire officials revealed the two-car smash-up left Nathalie Poyer, the driver of a green Mitsubishi... Read more

There was a wave of emotional outpour on social media last week as the owners of Tobago’s most sought after tourism boating service announced they were ceasing operations in Tobago due to the continuous decline in visitor arrivals to the island.

Island Girl Sail Charters have been operating here for the last 21 years. The company owns two catamarans which... Read more

“Ok class let’s show off our reading skills for miss.” And with these words, the first year class of the Black Rock Government Primary School hurriedly rummage through their backpacks, pull out a copy of bright and yellow reading book with the title “Crabs”. And with the signal “Let’s Go” the students begin to simultaneously read, with confidence and fluency.... Read more

Two agricultural groups are predicting higher food prices and job losses as a result of flooding that has left farming communities in Penal, Maloney/Orange Grove, Plum Mitan and Sangre Grande under water yesterday.

The prices can sky rocket as much as 300 hundred per cent in the coming weeks, while scores of labourers could lose their livelihoods due to... Read more

Former Chief of Defence Staff Kenrick Maharaj says he has received no response from incumbent CDF, Brigadier General Rodney Smart, on his calls for a retraction to the claim he (Maharaj) acted on “his own volition” in authorising the visit of Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi and his family to Camp Cumuto in March last year.

Smart’s response was contained... Read more

Minority Leader in the Tobago House of Assembly Watson Duke says Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley's ferry trip to Tobago on Sunday was a mockery of the troubles being faced on the sea bridge by those who use it regularly.

In a statement issued on Monday, Duke said the Prime Minister was taking the situation lightly: “The conduct of... Read more

For the second time in the Tobago Regional Health Authority’s (TRHA) history, the chairman of the board has resigned leaving the vice chairman in charge of the authority. Last Thursday, the recently constituted board’s chairman, Oswald Williams, suddenly resigned.

Tobago Today contacted Williams on his reason for resigning and he cited “personal reasons” for his decision.

Asked why... Read more

Truckers are yet again expressing their frustration over the inter-island sea transport crisis after the scheduled sailing of the T&T Express was cancelled last Thursday.

The truckers were among other passengers who could be heard shouting in frustration about what they called “the heartless treatment being given to Tobagonians by the Government.”

One of these truckers, who gave... Read more

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley ignored a group of protesters as he drove out of the Scarborough Port on Sunday night.

This after he surprisingly travelled to Tobago on board the ailing T&T Express, which took approximately five hours to make the trip. The same trip can be completed in half the time when the vessel operates at full... Read more

As the domestic cargo woes continue, the shortage of items currently not on the island’s grocery shelves will expand and worsen in the coming weeks.

This is the word from Tobago Chamber of Commerce board member and manager at ANSA McAL– Tobago David Lum Kong, in response to recent claims by Minority Leader Watson Duke that Tobago’seconomy will collapse... Read more

Stakeholders representing several organisations are expressing disappointment with the manner in which Tobago House of Assembly Chief Secretary Kelvin Charles has dealt with the island’s transportation crisis. Several of these individuals last week publicly criticised Charles for what has been called “his silence” in treating with the steady decline of the country’s inter-island transportation system.

Charles had addressed the... Read more

President of the Tobago Chamber of Commerce Demi John Cruickshank said on Monday that while it was nothing to boast about, their worst fears had come true and “the sea bridge had collapsed.” The chamber will meet with Port Authority officials in Tobago again on Friday to discuss the current scenario.

Speaking to the T&T Guardian in a telephone... Read more

A stand-off between passengers and officials of the Port Authority of T&T (PATT) yesterday led to hundreds of people refusing to disembark from the T&T Express, after it returned to the Port of Port-of-Spain after mechanical problems were detected half hour into an already delayed trip.

Angry and upset over the initial seven-hour delay after the 6.30 am sailing was... Read more

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