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Business Chambers: Ferry disruptions hurting Tobago business

The chair of the Tobago Division of the T&T Chamber, Dianne Hadad, says disruptions with the sailing schedule of the Cabo Star—the cargo vessel servicing Tobago—are creating more hardship for small businesses trying to survive on the sister island. Hadad said the connectivity between the islands is unreliable. “Que sera, sera. We have had no sailings Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and now today,” she said. “We would have gotten the information on a daily basis. Last night I was advised that the boat is not ready or would not be able to sail today again.” “We are continuously hurt in Tobago because of the...

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The TOBAGO BUSINESS CHAMBER urges the new President to “Adopt” Tobago

The TOBAGO BUSINESS CHAMBER extends its Congratulations to our new President, Her Excellency Christine Kangaloo on her election to the Nation's highest office. We offer her our support and our very best wishes and we urge her to adopt Tobago as a place for her special focus for initiatives and programs for the benefit of citizens and which can foster the greater growth and development of the Human Capital, the Synergies, Energies, Talent & potential, latent and inherent in the people of Tobago so as to maximize effectiveness, efficiency and Excellence. ...

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Mc Donald Jacob the civilian?

WITHOUT the Cabinet extending his contract for another year, acting Commissioner of Police Mc Donald Jacob will no longer be a member of the police service, with one year remaining on his contract. According to Section 75 of the Police Service Act, a first division officer retires at age 60 and can, on the approval of the President, be granted three one-year extensions. Jacob had his first extension last year, and without another will have no choice but to call it a day after 43 years of service. Newsday contacted the Office of the President on Friday afternoon and was told that last...

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Impasse over Tobago mas gets more heated

The debate over Carnival in Tobago is becoming more heated with a cultural activist on the island insisting that mas band leaders should not get more funds. Terrance Sandiford, former Tobago region chair of the National Carnival Bands Association (NCBA), said the money being demanded by the Tobago Band Leaders’ Association should instead be invested in Carnival in October. He said there has been wastage over the years which must end if the industry on the island is the reach its full potential. There is currently an impasse between the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) and the Tobago Band Leaders Association, whose...

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