TRINIDAD LOOKING TO SANDALS TO ESTABLISH HOTEL IN TOBAGO
The Trinidad and Tobago government on Thursday said it had established a committee headed by a former finance minister, Wendell Mottley, to negotiate with the Sandals Resort International (SRI) to build two hotels in Tobago.
Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley told reporters that he is certain that the Trinidad and Tobago tourism product would benefit significantly from the investment to be made by Sandals as had been the case for other Caribbean islands like Antigua and Barbuda, Jamaica, Barbados and Saint Lucia where the SRI has a presence.
“We have virtually, by invitation, asked the Sandals Group to bring their label to Tobago because we are confident that a Caribbean label of international standard with worldwide acceptance which exists as a major part of the tourism thrust in the Bahamas, in Antigua, in Barbados in Jamaica, in Saint Lucia and Grenada, that that label could bring significant benefits to our tourism potential in Tobago,” he said.
Rowley said that Cabinet had received presentations “as to what is possible after certain site selection exercises were done”.
Trinidad and Tobago’s prime minister Dr. Keith Rowley.