PM meets with Tobago's business community on transport problems

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley and a high-powered ministerial team will sit today for talks with the business community in Tobago.

Stakeholders in Tobago told the T&T Guardian they will be going to the talks armed with folders of documents on just how the island, which is dependent on the tourism product, has suffered in the past year because of problems on the seabridge which contributed to problems on the airbridge.

12-year-old boy missing

Police are seeking the public's assistance in locating 12-year-old Micah Beckley.

The Standard Five pupil of St David's RC Primary School was reported missing by his mother last week.

The boy was last seen at his Kelly Village, Caroni home on Tuesday January 16th.

Beckley is 5 feet 4 inches tall, light brown in complexion and slim built.

Anyone with information on the boy's whereabouts is asked to contact the nearest police station or call 555, 999, or 746-8676


Man shot dead on Quarry Street, Diego Martin

One person is dead and two others seriously injured following a shooting incident in Diego Martin last night.

Police say that around 7;15 pm on Sunday, gunmen opened fire on a group of people along Quarry Street.

According to police reports, a man identified as Shaqille Nichols also known as "Cassava" was killed on the spot.

Two other persons were hit during the attack, including a pregnant woman.

The injured persons were taken to hospital where they remain warded.

Police are investigating.


Murder in Patna Village

A shooting incident in Patna Village this morning has left one man dead and another injured.

Reports indicate that at 8.30 this morning, residents of Good Session Road in Patna Village heard gunshots.

Upon investigating, they discovered one man dead and another injured.

The two remain at this time unidentified.

The injured man has been taken to hospital.


Change in sailing times due to sea conditions

The Port Authority of Trinidad and Tobago and Trinidad and Tobago Inter-island Transportation Company Limited (TTIT) say there have not been any changes in the sea conditions, as the wave heights continue to be in excess of 3 metres.

In the circumstances, the sailings of the T&T Express from Port-of-Spain have been amended, until further notice, to depart at 2.00 pm instead of 3.30 pm as initially scheduled.

The Sunday sailings from Tobago will depart at 8.30 am instead of 9.30 am as scheduled.