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Experts concerned about COVID cases and future of tourism in Tobago

Former Health Minister Dr Fuad Khan says while there should be some concern, the COVID-19 statistics for Tobago is not anything to be worried about. This comes after the island recorded 52 positive cases in just 24 hours last week, the highest since the start of the pandemic. There had also been some worry about a cluster of COVID-19 cases at various departments of the Scarborough General Hospital. According to Dr Khan, while the island has a record of high incidences of obesity and comorbidities, “Tobago still has a low mortality rate and residents are resilient.” He said the focus should be placed...

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Tobago’s business chamber head wants flights returned to full capacity

Chairman of the Tobago Business Chamber Martin George is calling upon Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley and by extension, the Government to return all flights between Trinidad and Tobago to full capacity and to take steps to rectify the situation as soon as possible. In keeping with the government’s new COVID regulations, Caribbean Airlines was mandated to reduce the number of domestic air bridge flights between Trinidad and Tobago to three from April 30. "The Tobago Business Chamber wishes to express its strongest disappointment and disapproval with the continued scenario and imbroglio of only three flights operating per day between Trinidad and...

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Lawyer faces jail for failing to pay money to client

A senior attorney is facing the prospect of potentially being jailed for contempt of court after she failed to abide by a court order to repay a little over $200,000 to a former client.  On Tuesday, lawyers representing Charlene Roberts filed a contempt of court application against attorney Dawn Seecharan-Nancoo.  According to the court filings, obtained by Guardian Media, in November 2016, Roberts retained Seecharan-Nancoo to obtain a grant of probate in relation to the estate of a deceased relative.  Seecharan-Nancoo allegedly instructed Roberts to pay her legal fees and place the estate’s $292,243.49 in an escrow account to be managed by her...

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Tobago stakeholders express mixed views about opening of borders

Tobago stakeholders have expressed mixed views about the reopening of the country’s borders on Saturday. While some members of the business community are adopting a wait-and-see approach, others said it makes no sense for the borders to be reopened if the beaches and bars are still closed. The Tobago Hotel and Tourism Association (THTA) said it is cautiously optimistic about the TT travel pass system, which will manage entry into the country. On Wednesday, Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister Stuart Young described the travel pass as a robust platform. He said those who meet the requirements to enter the country must...

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