Category: Infrastructure, Quarries and the Environment

Stay Safe on The Road

According to key facts provided by the World Health Organization, approximately 1.35 million people die each year as a result of road traffic crashes. The Division of Infrastructure, Quarries and the Environment is asking Tobagonians to stay aware and alert on the island’s roadways. In addition to drivers being encouraged to drive safely, the Division…

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…

Cassava in demand

Under the mantra – grow local, eat local, more than 1600 cassava sticks were planted in Roxborough by staff members of the Unemployment Relief Programme (URP) in July. This high carb, low glucose food has now yielded 440 lbs of cassava, which has already been sold to the Tobago Cassava Products Limited (TCPL) and two…

Household safety

Trinidad and Tobago is participating in a regional Global Environment Facility (GEF) funded project entitled, “Development and Implementation of a Sustainable Management Mechanism for Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) in the Caribbean.” In support of this initiative, the Division of Infrastructure, Quarries and the Environment is inviting persons to participate in a survey regarding the usage…

Hard Work Appreciated

The Unemployment Relief Programme’s (URPs) innovativeness and quality of work benefited many Tobagonians during 2019. The Programme falls under the Division of Infrastructure, Quarries and the Environment (DIQE) and a holiday get-together was held on December 30th to honour the best performing unit and individuals. “Copping the Highest Producing Revenue Unit of the Year Award…

Keeping schools safe

Students attending the Pembroke Anglican School will enjoy a safer and freer space to play as at least 6 ft. of additional space was created with the construction of a 180 ft. retaining wall and installation of perimeter fencing at the school. The Division of Infrastructure, Quarries and the Environment, via a media release, stated…

Planting Trees

Trees such as almond and coconut help protect communities during adverse weather conditions. On November 21st, 167 trees were planted by Environment Secretary Kwesi Des Vignes, residents of Parlatuvier, representatives from Environmental Research Institute Charlotteville (ERIC) and the Tobago Tourism Agency Limited (TTAL). The Division of Infrastructure, Quarries and the Environment (DIQE) partnered with ERIC…

‘Know Yuh Numbers’

The Division of Infrastructure, Quarries and the Environment (DIQE), in collaboration with the Surgical Ward Amputee Action Group (SWAAG), will host its 2nd Annual Health Fair – ‘Know Yuh Numbers’ – on November 12th at the Division’s Lecture Room in Shaw Park. The event starts from 8:30 a.m. and will provide staff of the Scarborough…

Retaining Wall for Pembroke Anglican School

The public is being advised of plans by the Division of Infrastructure, Quarries and the Environment (DIQE) to build a retaining wall and install perimeter fencing at the Pembroke Anglican School. Construction will begin on Friday 1st November, 2019. The project will address land slippage along this segment of the Windward Main Road and safeguard…

URP Tobago For All

The Unemployment Relief Programme (URP) Tobago reiterates its commitment to serve as an institution that fosters an environment of opportunity, fairness and inclusiveness for all participants. The programme has provided countless opportunities for growth, through skills training in agriculture, agro-processing, entrepreneurship, and literacy. Additionally, via the Construction Certification Training Programme, three participants have been certified…

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