An Opposition Senator voices concern about crime in Tobago and its impact on the tourism industry.
The matter was highlighted in the Senate this week.
During debate to lift the borrowing ceiling by government to 50 million dollars Opposition Senator, Wayne Sturge, also indicated there is concern surrounding the low crime detection rate in Tobago.
Commenting on the upgrade of the Arthur NR Robinson International Airport on the sister isle, Mr. Sturge insisted that this must go hand in hand with better protection for locals and foreigners on the island.
Opposition Senator, Wayne Sturge
In other News….
51 year old Deslie Williams of Bon Accord, Tobago and 31 year old female cashier Shervonne Abraham of Cannan, Tobago have been charged for larceny and illegally receiving goods respectively.
Williams and Abraham appeared before Senior Magistrate, Cherril-Anne Antoine, in the Scarborough 1st Magistrate’s Court this week.
Williams was remanded into custody until 15th December, 2015 and Abraham was granted bail and ordered to reappear before the Court on 11th February, 2016.
A report of theft was lodged with officers of the new Tourism Oriented Policing Unit in Tobago, by a 32 year-old Dutch tourist around 6:00am on Sunday 6th, December,2015, after she discovered that her knapsack, Canon camera and a quantity of money left in her vehicle overnight were missing.
Officers of the Tourism Oriented Policing Unit conducted inquiries and as a result arrested and charged Willams of Milford Court, Bon Accord, Tobago for the offence of larceny and Shervonne Abraham, of Golden Grove Road, Cannan, Tobago,for the offence of receiving stolen goods.