T&TEC in confirming an island wide blackout in Tobago.

According to T&TEC: "At approximately 5:20 p.m. an alarm went off at the Cove Power Station in Tobago, immediately following which the generators at the station tripped off, causing an island-wide outage.

Engineers immediately commenced work to restart the generators and at approximately 7pm the first customers, in Friendship, Crownpoint, Bon Accord and environs, were brought back on. At 8.30p.m. about 50 percent of customers were on.

The Commission has launched an enquiry into the cause of the triggered alarm and the failure of the generators.

This incident was not related to the passage of Tropical Storm Karen, as is being speculated in some quarters


Political parties have expressed grave concern over the Elections and Boundaries Commission’s (EBC) move to destroy thousands of “defective ballot” papers.

The EBC issued a release yesterday saying during the issuance of ballot papers to special electors in 40 electo­ral districts, an exercise which took place on November 20, 2019, “the prescribed procedure was not followed with respect to certain electoral districts”.

Political Leader of the Movement for Social Justice (MSJ) David Abdulah said yesterday the party is seriously concerned about the special ballots situation as “some ten electoral districts in which our candidates are contesting were affected by this development”.

Knox Street is to be pedestrianised. And the eternal flame and the First People’s monument will be landmark sites on this street. These are among the new features of the restored Red House.

POLICE Commissioner Gary Griffith and Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi have apologised to residents of Gulf View in La Romaine, whose homes were raided in May as police searched for a kidnap victim.

Commuters were hit with cancellations and delays yesterday as Public Transport Service Corporation (PTSC) bus drivers, mechanics and other workers in San Fernando made a demand for proper working vehicles.