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The Hillsborough dam will cost $150 million to desilt, with the cost to be borne by central government. Desilting will take two years, but Tobagonians could enjoy benefits of an increased water supply by the end of 2019. So said Public Utilities Secretary Clarence Jacob, speaking at last...
Minority Councillor Dr Faith BYisrael has called a discontinuation of the practice of producing a ‘wishlist’ (Tobago House of Assembly’s annual June budget projections) before the island’s allocation from the national budget is known. In her contribution to the budget...
The Tobago Tourism Agency Limited (TTAL) and the Trinidad and Tobago Bureau of Standards (TTBS) on Monday signed an agreement for the monitoring of quality service in the tourism sector in keeping with standards agreed to under the TT Tourism Industry Certification (TTTIC) Programme. TTTIC is a...
A 51-year-old woman was found dead from hanging at her George Street, Glamorgan home on Sunday. Divisional Commander of the Tobago Division of the TTPS, acting Senior Superintendent Jeffrey George told Newsday Tobago that around 7:45am on Sunday, Delpina Jones was found hanging from a rope at the...
“Tobago development is in very good hands,” Chief Secretary Kelvin Charles said last Thursday in his contribution to debate on a motion to have the Assembly Legislature accept Executive Council measures to manage Tobago’s affairs for fiscal 2019 in the context of a $2.2 billion...
THE EDITOR: Johnny Eye Glass and the Spectacles was our combo side. And by “our” I mean RACA (Ryerson Afro-Caribbean Association). Almost every Friday night, for the four years I was there at Ryerson, during the 1970s, we came together for either a RACA meeting or just to unwind and...
Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh formally handed over of a $3.7 million mobile blood collection unit today at a launch to address blood supply and inherited blood disorders to Friends of the Blood Bank Association. This will be the first time that newborn screening (NBS) for inherited and...
A MOTHER and her son who were convicted of trafficking marijuana have lost their appeal and have had their sentences - totalling 45 years’ hard labour - confirmed. Gloria Benn, 61, and Jason, 34, were in 2016 sentenced to 20 years and 25 years, respectively, after they were convicted of being in...
THE Caribbean Association of Banks (CAB) has joined the growing list of advocates for the expedited passage of urgent legislation to strengthen this country’s international tax compliance. “Non-compliance with Global Forum Standards and Financial Action Task Force (FATF) recommendations increases...
Republic Financial Holdings Limited (RFHL) will acquire Scotiabank’s banking operations in Guyana, St Maarten and the Eastern Caribbean territories, including Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, and St Vincent and the Grenadines. In a release today, the...

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