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BLAMING “negative publicity” and a “consistent badgering”, Sandals Resorts International CEO Gebhard Rainer said yesterday the company is no longer interested in building a hotel at Buccoo in Tobago at this time, but will go where they are more appreciated. He was speaking...
A GROUP of 12 students from the University of Minnesota, USA, are currently in TT learning about pan. They follow a long line of voyagers who have journeyed to our shores to learn about this our most cherished national instrument. Such is the demand for pan globally, that no less than ten...
Diary of a mothering worker – entry 317 motheringworker@gmail.com Dr Gabrielle Jamela Hosein Yesterday, the shoelaces almost made it. All they needed was a little more time. While the little girl with curly hair sat at her school desk quietly writing neat sentences, they plotted furiously...
Chief Secretary Kelvin Charles said Monday he was not aware that Sunwing Airline Inc was seeking to operate the state-owned Magdalena Grand Beach and Golf Resort. Charles also said he saw no conflict of interest in a board member of the Tobago Tourism Agency Limited (TTAL) board member being...
Rehabilitation of the Barbados Bay Jetty at Studley Park is expected to be completed this month with 97 per cent of the work done, and a release from the Division of Infrastructure, Quarries and the Environment announced on Monday. The Division said the jetty on Monday received its second...
The Division of Health is encouraging Tobagonians to get vaccinated against the flu virus, especially for the upcoming Carnival season when it said many visitors will arrive from countries with active flu transmission. The Division, in a release, noted that in late 2018, the Ministry of Health, the...
A series of Facebook posts by soca star Rodney “Benjai” Le Blanc implying he has cancer has left scores of people saddened. The first post came on Monday night and stated: “If I told you I don’t got long on this earth What would you say! IF I TOLD YOU I GOT CANCER.” The second came hours after...
NATIONAL Security Minister Stuart Young says he expects Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith will press for an audit on arms and ammunition at the Police Service to be completed with urgency. He was responding to an urgent question in the Senate yesterday from Opposition Senator Wade Mark, who...
MINISTER of Social Development and Family Services Cherrie-Ann Crichlow-Cockburn says 21 instances of elder abuse have been confirmed at private residences and three cases referred to the police. She was responding to a question in the Senate yesterday. She said for the six months from October...
A form five student of the Moruga Secondary School and his 24-year-old cousin have been kidnapped at sea and a ransom of US$40,000 demanded for their safe return. The families were contacted by a Spanish-speaking man who said if the money is not paid within a week, the student and his cousin would...

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