Tobago businesses say they are concerned about the Tobago House of Assembly now having the ability to borrow money on the international market, and cannot endorse it.
That’s the word from Diane Hadad, of the Tobago arm of the T&T Chamber of Industry and Commerce.
During the recent presentation of the 2020 Budget, Finance Minister Colm Imbert announced that the Tobago House of Assembly would now have the ability to raise financing for Tobago development projects via bonds worth some US$300 million.
American travel and hospitality conglomerate apple leisure group is close to expanding its footprint with a possible take over of the Magdelena grand beach and golf resort in Tobago.
During a post-budget meeting today, Finance Minister Colm Imbert announced that an agreement is being finalized with one of the group's subsidiaries.
Its a move he says could boost the tourism sector on the island.
Reporter: Jesse Ramdeo
The political leader of the People’s National Movement (PNM) Tobago Council and chief secretary of the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) Kelvin Charles says the use of the Beyond Ordinary tagline for Destination Tobago has been vindicated as the slogan is shortlisted for an international and tourism and travel award.
Tourism stakeholders in Trinidad say too much turbulence in the tourism sector has undermined the industry over the years. Here are some stakeholder reactions to the appointment of Howard Chin Lee as chairman of Tourism Trinidad Ltd and the removal of Janelle Penny Commissiong from the post.
Denise Aleong-Thomas - President, Small Tourism Accommodation Owners of T&T
Former Tourism Howard Chin Lee is now chairman for Tourism Trinidad Ltd (TTL) following the sacking of Miss Universe 1977, Janelle Penny Commissiong-Chow.
In a release today, the Tourism Ministry announced Chin Lee's appointment, as well as eight new board members. The directors will serve for two years.
Lawyers for former chief executive officer of Tourism Trinidad Limited Camille Campbell have issued a pre- action protocol letter to chairman of the company, Janelle Penny Commissiong, demanding that she reinstate Campbell and that Commissiong issue an apology to the former CEO.
Chairman of the board of Tourism Trinidad Janelle Penny Commissiong is to meet with the company's staff at 11 am today to officially inform them of the shake-up at the organisation.
On Monday, Commissiong fired the CEO of the Tourism Trinidad Ltd Camille Campbell after just six months on the job. This has led to confusion at the State board and several directors have objected to the decision to fire the CEO.
The CEO of the Tourism Trinidad Ltd has been fired after just six months on the job.
And there now appears to be confusion at the State-company surrounding the dismissal of Camille Campbell, a former TSTT marketing representative.
As T&T recorded sharp declines in tourist arrivals and the third weakest tourism record in the Caribbean for 2019, senior tourism analyst Kevon Wilson is calling on the Government to pay more focus to the sector saying it has the potential to save T&T’s floundering economy.
Speaking to Guardian Media during a media familiarisation tour of Dominica, Wilson, said there were many tourist attractions in T&T which were underdeveloped.