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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

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Jazz up in Bago

THOUSANDS of visitors have arrived on the island for the nine-day Tobago Jazz Experience, which finishes next Sunday. The festival’s main event will be staged at the Pigeon Point Heritage Park on Friday.... Read More »

NEW POLICE PLAN

TOBAGO police say they are prepared to deal with the influx of visitors expected in the island this week, even as they work on new security strategies to better serve the island in the midst of a staff shortage. Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) for the Tobago Division, Brain Headley, says that the latest introduction of Special Reserve Police (SRP) officers in December has helped but he adds, “We still have a shortage on the island. We are hoping there would be an additional, new crop, of SRPs that would be recruited and trained.” Read More »

Chelsea James wins gold medal

CHELSEA James struck gold for Tobago on the first day of the 43rd Carifta Games, winning the Girls Under-18 shot put. The fifth form student at Signal Hill Secondary School threw a personal best of 16.12 metres at the Pierre Aliker Municipal Stadium in Fort de France, Martinique on Saturday. This placed her well ahead of Janel Fullerton of Jamaica and her teammate Akidah Briggs. Read More »

$100,000 reward in murder of Mr Mt Pleasant

A reward of $100,000 is being offered for information about the murder of businessman James Morris. Crimestoppers is offering the money, and has placed advertisements in the media, stating that the reward is “for information that can lead to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible.” It continues, “Do you have information about this murder? Have you heard someone speaking about this incident? Read More »

Jazz passes for Pigeon Pt business owners

BUSINESS owners along Pigeon Point Road will get their passes before the main Tobago Jazz Experience events, according to the event co-ordinator at the Division of Tourism John Arnold. The confirmation by Arnold happened on Friday following a press conference with Jamaican reggae star Tarrus Riley, who headlined the start of this year’s festival at Speyside on Saturday night. Read More »

Police officer awaits justice

YEARS after charges were dropped against him, Constable Kernel Dates still hasn't been able to achieve promotion and is still waiting for backdated pay. Constable Dates was arrested and charged for kidnapping, assault occasioning actual bodily harm and larceny with a cutlass on June 28 2006. All charges were later dismissed against him due to the non appearance of the complainant in the matter. Read More »

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