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A water pollution control study of shoreline developments extending from Plymouth to Pigeon Point, including the Buccoo Reef Complex, has revealed elevated concentrations of pollution including sewage, heavy metals and low oxygen levels in the water.

The study is being conducted through a joint venture between NUADA Consulting of T&T and Virtual Engineers of Canada (NC&VE) and The Cropper Foundation.... Read more

Tobagonians are speaking out against the government’s implementation of property taxes calling the government’s latest revenue collection initiative “oppressive”, “unclear” and “out of touch with the reality faced by Tobagonians.”

Property tax is governed by the Property Tax Act which replaced the Lands and Building Taxes Act of 1920. Based on the Act, taxes are applied depending on the kind... Read more

Tenders have closed for a new vessel to take up the inter-island cargo route and the Port Authority board will go through them tomorrow and make a determination going forward.

Works and Transport Minister Rohan Sinanan could shed no light yesterday on how many tenders had been received and efforts to reach Port chairman Allison Lewis were unsuccessful. But Sinanan... Read more

Works and Transport Minister Rohan Sinanan yesterday justified why the Port Authority of T&T (PATT) had to pay far more for the rental of the Trinity Transporter barge and Atlantic Provider ferry in comparison to the Super Fast Galicia.

Sinanan sought to explain the rationing behind the difference in costs after several posts on social media accused his ministry and... Read more

Back Bay in Pleasant Prospect was the scene of two drownings within three days recently.

Dead are Oshea Charles, 8, of Government House Road and Andreas Immesberger, 60, a German national.

Last Friday, Charles went to the beach with a group of relatives and friends when he disappeared under the water. A male relative tried to assist, but he too... Read more

Some 15 teachers from secondary schools across Tobago have collaborated to file a constitutional motion against the Tobago House of Assembly (THA).

The motion was filed by their attorneys, Martin George and Company and a date for the hearing is expected to be given by the court this week.

The teachers, all of whom are on contract, have alleged they... Read more

Former transport minister, Stephen Cadiz, under whose watch the Super Fast Galicia cargo vessel was contracted to operate between Trinidad and Tobago, wants to know why after 20 months in office the Government is now releasing the vessel on allegations of corruption without putting a proper alternative in place.

“Why are they doing this to Tobago?” he asked.

Cadiz said... Read more

Caribbean Airlines is ready to transport 55,196 passengers on the domestic airbridge for the period April 7-24.

According to a release from the airline, 17,500 seats are available for the Easter weekend 13-17 April. During the Tobago Jazz Festival- 27 April- 1 May a similar number of seats are available.

According to Dionne Ligoure, Head of Corporate Communications, Cal is... Read more

Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley has given Tobago stakeholders a commitment that the cargo ferry issues will be resolved soon. This after he met with Tobago Chamber of Commerce chairman Demi John-Cruikshank and other representatives at a secret location, later identified as the home of businessman James Moreshead, on Easter Monday.

The chamber has called on Rowley to step in... Read more

Tourism in Castara is booming. This from President of the Castara Tourism Development Association CTDA, Brian Taylor.

Taylor made this statement during a meeting with Secretary for the Division of Tourism, Culture and Transportation (DOTCT), Councillor Nadine Stewart-Phillips, last week. They met to discuss tourism initiatives within the community, as well as the organisation’s

overall objectives for the north coast... Read more

Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister, Honourable Minister Ayanna Webster-Roy, said she believes citizens can do more to help eliminate child abuse in this country.

The minister, in a press release, is calling on citizens to do their part in the wake of a number of recent reports of abused children in this country.

The release... Read more

In celebration of the fifth instalment of Tobago Fashion Coda, the event will be featuring more than fashion.

In fact, Don Grant, CEO of DG Events, the brainchild behind TFC, says guests at this year’s event, carded for April 27 at the Magdalena Grand Beach & Golf Resort, can expect a mix of fashion, art, cuisine and music.

Grant made... Read more

Tobago stakeholders got a small reprieve yesterday, with the announcement that the Super Fast Galicia will now leave the inter-island service on April 21 instead of April 18. But stakeholders are still unhappy with the alternatives presented to them in the short term to replace the vessel when it leaves.

Works and Transport Minister Rohan Sinanan told the T&T Guardian... Read more

“Go to the ant ye sluggard, consider his ways and be wise.”

This is the approach being adopted by the members of the Tobago Truckers and Trailers’ Association to the current situation facing the Tobago sea-bridge.

Speaking exclusively with Tobago Today after stakeholders called for the head of Transport Minister Rohan Sinanan for failing to get an interim replacement vessel... Read more

The Tobago Homicide Bureau is continuing investigations into the island's fifth murder for 2017.

The dead man has been identified as Richard Daniel, 57, of Thompson Lane, Tunapuna.

According to reports, Daniel was discovered shot in the head in the bedroom of an apartment at Hope Trace, Hope, shortly after 1am on Saturday.

Police believe that Daniel, a construction worker... Read more

Chairman of the Tobago Chamber of Commerce Demi John Cruikshank is calling for the immediate resignation of the Minister of Works and Transport Rohan Sinanan and for Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley to step in to find a resolution to the sea bridge impasse.

He made the call following a statutory committee meeting with his members yesterday, after they received... Read more

The police are calling on members of the public to “police their communities” by ensuring they are “the eyes and ears to see and hear everything”.

Special Reserve Sergeant of the Community Policing Unit, Glenroy Brassy, made the call during an outreach program hosted by the Plymouth New Testament Church of God.

Noting that the island is changing he said:... Read more

A Tobago Spiritual Baptist leader is calling on members of his faith to “regroup” and “strategize” on the way forward.

Spiritual Baptist Leader Bishop Mural Dillon made the call, during this year’s Spiritual Baptist Liberation Day celebrations at Signal Hill.

He said the Tobago House of Assembly granted the organisation three acres of land in 2006 and although work began... Read more

Environmentally sensitive species will be given top priority at all of Tobago’s beach events, stakeholders have assured.

The decision came after a meeting to treat with the protection of sea turtles and nesting sites at Turtle Beach for the upcoming Tobago Jazz Experience yesterday.

Stakeholders, including the Division of Infrastructure, Quarries and the Environment, the Environmental Management Authority (EMA), management... Read more

Members of the business sector are demanding that the Government do something to address what they have described as an impending crisis here in Tobago with the impending pull-out of the Super Fast Galicia from the seabridge. They are also rejecting the proposal of using a barge to transport major bulk products.

The call came yesterday from head of the... Read more

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