History Made!

The National Panorama Medium Conventional Bands Finals took place in Tobago for the first time on February 16th, 2020. The champion’s trophy went to NGC Couva Joylanders with their selection ‘Is My Turn’ arranged by Stefon West.  It was the first-ever win for the Band which has been in existence since the 1950’s. Potential Symphony,…

Health stats

The Division of Infrastructure, Quarries and the Environment (DIQE) collaborated with the Surgical Ward Amputee Action Group (SWAAG) to host a Health Fair for the Moriah/ Mason Hall District at the District Office on February 11th. The project was held to educate employees on a range of health-related issues, facts and actions for chronic disease…

Working towards better health coverage

The Family Planning Association of Trinidad and Tobago (FPATT) held their annual ‘Report to the Nation’ on February 6th at the Central Bank Auditorium, Port-of-Spain. Themed ‘Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights: An Essential Element to Achieving Universal Health Coverage,’ Health Secretary Councillor Dr. Agatha Carrington delivered greetings at the event. “The Tobago House of…

Homegrown hydroponics

The Roxborough Police Youth Club commissioned a Hydroponic Greenhouse Farm at the youth club grounds on February 11, 2020. The project, which began last year, was sponsored by the New Zealand High Commission Agriculture Development Programme. Club Director, Collis Hazel, said the initiative will help Tobago’s work sector and increase the amount of food produced…

Visitor arrivals up and up!

Tobago’s tourism industry recorded the highest increase in stayover arrivals in nine years. Statistics revealed that there were 19,542 international stayover arrivals in 2019, an 8.2% increase over 2018. In January 2020, stayover arrivals amounted to 2,805 visitors, compared to 2,303 in January 2019; representing an increase of 21.8% or 502 visitors. Last year the…

Partnering for progress

Collaboration to effectively raise the level of athleticism on the island was the main focus for Secretary of Sport and Youth Affairs, Jomo Pitt, at the THA 2019 Sports Awards held at the Magdalena Grand Beach and Golf Resort last week. Pitt stated that elevating sport is a team effort. “We all have to work…

Outreach programme launched

The Department of Marine Resources and Fisheries (DMRF), together with the Agricultural Development Bank (ADB), will launch the Fisheries Extension Outreach Programme at the Charlotteville Fish Facility on February 12. This initiative will allow for the Department’s services to be available to fishing communities across the island, such as registration of fishers, boats and engines,…

Task Force for Health

The operationalization of a task force on the health sector has been confirmed at the latest plenary sitting of the Tobago House of Assembly (THA). THA Chief Secretary Hon. Kelvin Charles said the body is reviewing and addressing the challenges being faced by Tobago’s health institutions. “The first meeting was held on January 21st, 2020…

Consumer Affairs Seminar

The Consumer Affairs Unit within the Division of Finance and the Economy will host “Going Beyond the Pay Cheque’ on February 12 at the Penthouse, Victor E. Bruce Financial Complex from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The goal is to improve how customer service is provided to consumers on the island. It is aimed at…

Destination Tobago content goes live on National Geographic website

The Tobago Tourism Agency Limited has started the first quarter of 2020 with a bang, as the organisation’s high-profile marketing partnership with National Geographic came to fruition in January with unspoilt, untouched, undiscovered Tobago being prominently featured by the  world’s leading travel magazine. Visitors to Tobago’s new content hub on National Geographic’s UK website – Tobago: Exploring…

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