Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley returned from his trip to Jamaica on July 21st and addressed members of the media at the Piarco International Airport. The Prime Minister stated that the trip was a hectic but successful one.
A true Tobago style wake is one that involves lusty singing, vibrant indigenous dancing, local foods and the consumption of alcoholic drinks and even some story telling especially about the departed. The combined villages of Spring Garden, Whim, Union and Mary's Hill re-enacted this decades-long tradition during the Tobago Heritage Festival. Patricia Nicholson tells the story.
If you were in and around the Tunapuna area on Wednesday, you were probably caught up in a bit of traffic. That's because the ODPM and Tunapuna/Piarco Regional Corporation carried out a special simulation exercise in and around Macoya Junction.
Entitled "Exercise Turbulence 2016," the aim is to test the responsiveness of the emergency services, first responders and ODPM in the event of a natural disaster, major accident, or bio hazard threat.
Cameraman Ricky Gookool and Reporter Rishi Harrynanan were there. Here's what took place