A 9 am media conference has been scheduled for today to deal specifically with the new ferry. Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley criticized his detractors at a Manzanilla Project Tour yesterday and accused the Opposition UNC of trying to traumatize the country. On Tuesday, Works and Transport Minister Rohan Sinanan said the vessel was a medium-term solution for the sea-bridge and was being leased for one year while the Government awaits the arrival of two fast ferries ordered from Australia. Ralph Maraj gives his perspective.
Gary Griffith Visits Oropouche
The Commissioner of Police says there are too many police stations in this country and its hampering crime fighting efforts. As a result, he plans to implement an effective emergency call-in service and online reporting system which will send officers to the citizen instead of having people go into stations themselves.
Launch Of Coast Guard Boats In Tobago
Two refurbished interceptors are now part of the National Security apparatus in Tobago.
National Security Minister Stuart Young was in Charlotteville this morning to launch the vessels that will patrol the island's coastline. The vessels, along with another twelve, have come at a total cost of seven million dollars. Minister Young said, this was part of the PNM's election promise, delivered to the people. Elizabeth Williams was in Charlotteville and has this report.
Simz Leisure Tours
The weekends are usually a time when people want to relax and unwind, Simz Leisure tours was established in 2010 and aims to provide local heritage tourism. They are having ‘Easter Vacation Down de Islands’ Mini Cruise and Historical Tour on April 13th. The cost is $200 for adults and $150 for children ages 5 – 12. Guest: Simone Charles, Special Events Co-ordinator.
First Citizens National Poetry Slam Finals
We know many of you are awaiting the big reveal of the 15 finalists. We are joined on set by Marina Salandy-Brown, Founder/Director- NGC Bocas Lit Fest and Dexter Charles, Manager of Group Corporate Communications- First Citizens.
New Fire Festival
The New Fire Festival is back from April 12th-14th. The annual event is a weekend camp for various types of art and workshops. Guests: Ain Earle- Artisan Market and Green Business Expo Coordinator, Official Collaborator; Alana Ramlal- Artisan, Body Frosting and Workshop Facilitator; Clive Prevatt- Artisan, LickaLamp.
Cook Like A Gourmet Chef With Ocean Delight
Eight women are competing on National television for the Ocean's Delight 'Cook Like a Gourmet Chef' Competiton. They have partnered with A Cup of Joe for the top prize of a weekend for two at St. James Club either in St. Lucia or Antigua.
The Epic Adventures of Chandrini Yogini
The Epic Adventures of Chandrini Yogini is a seven book Yoga Adventure Series which parallels the author’s true adventures while she was doing and teaching Yoga all over the world. The book aims to encourage children to read and learn about various customs, cultures and expand their vocabulary. Author Chandra A. Winzenried tells us more.