Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Internal Self-Government Back on the Agenda for Tobago.

No automatic alt text available.The Government, intent on fulfilling its election and manifesto promise of internal self-Government for the people of Tobago, will meet with Tobago House of Assembly (THA) Chief Secretary Kelvin Charles and other members of the THA at 1.30 pm today (Tuesday 9 January, 2018) at the THA’s Administrative Building in Scarborough.

Leader of Governm
ent Business and Minister of Planning and Development, the Honourable Camille Robinson-Regis and Minister in the Ministry of the Attorney General and Legal Affairs, the Honourable Fitzgerald Hinds will lead a team which includes Chief Parliamentary Counsel, Ian Mcintyre (SC), Samraj Harripaul of the Law Reform Commission and an officer from the Ministry of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs.

The THA’s legal team, led by Gilbert Peterson (SC), will also attend the meeting.

It is expected that the work coming out of this meeting will be instrumental in advancing a draft Bill for Tobago’s Internal Self-Government to the Parliament.

Source:Office of the Prime Minister

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Drugs found in Car heading toTobago

TWO men and a woman were arrested on the port of Port of Spain on Monday attempted to smuggle four kilos of marijuana hidden behind the upholstery of a car destined for Tobago.
Police said that around 3.30 p.m the port police acting on information received, searched a car that was about to be driven aboard a ferry destined for Scarborough, Tobago.
While searching the car they lifted off the interior upholstery on the doors and found stuffed in the crevices were several packets of high-grade marijuana, Columbi Kush and Mr Nice Guy Kush.
The three people who arrived in the car, two men from Tobago and the woman from Trinidad were detained and taken to the Central Police Station.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

AGRICULTURAL REVITALIZATION TEAM FOR TOBAGO

Assemblyman Marslyn Melville-Jack Secretary of
 Community Development Enterprise Development and Labor
 and Assemblyman Hayden Spencer Secretary
 of Food Production and Fisheries at Wednesday’s
post Executive Council media briefing (March 9, 2017).
The Division of Food Production and Fisheries will soon establish an Agricultural Revitalization Team, which will help drive the Division’s efforts to enhance food security on the island.

At Wednesday’s post Executive Council media briefing (March 9, 2017), Food Production and Fisheries Secretary Hayden Spencer announced that the Executive Council approved the initiative.

“[The team will] formulate an agricultural revitalization plan to position the agricultural sector in Tobago as a major driver for delivering sustained economic growth,” Spencer said. He added that the team will also guide public and private sector efforts to address “major development challenges facing the sector”.

The team will draw on a “network of partners, consultants and facilitate the best practices in areas” such as diversified production and the management of natural resources.

The Secretary said the agriculture revitalization team will promote a “culture of learning” in his Division, and place focus on “evidence-based programs”.

Spencer said an example of this culture of learning included the Youth Apprenticeship Program in Agriculture ((YAPA) at the Kendal Farm School, which trains young people in both crop and livestock production.

Source: THA

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