Frustrated with rising crime in the southern city, members of the San Fernando Business Association have pledged financial assistance to the T&T Police Service to purchase more cameras for the city.
Speaking at a meeting at the Arcade Food court on High Street on Saturday, president of the San Fernando Business Association Daphne Bartlett said business owners were very concerned about the brazen robberies, purse snatching and pick-pocketing occurring on the main shopping streets of the city.
Finance Minister Clm Imbert has announced that the Cabinet has agreed to begin the construction of a new terminal building for the ANR Robinson Airport in Tobago, by the end of this year.
It's expected to cost $500 million, but the acquisition of property is not included in that figure.
He made the announcement at today's post-Cabinet media conference.
While the current terminal building is located at the start of the runway, the new terminal will be located at the end of the runway.
The Police Service is now investigating a claim that some 27 Arima business owners and some residents were threatened by a Muslim organisation, forced to sign a document and extorted for protection or security money.
The Finance Minister says the wet lease between Caribbean Airlines and LIAT will cost nearly $3.9 million.
Speaking in the Parliament this morning, the government was asked by the Opposition about the cost of this arrangement which is meant to help transport passengers to and from Tobago in light of the sea bridge suspension.
The lease ends on April 30th.
Minister Imbert said LIAT will accommodate 544 passengers in March and 680 in April.