Sandals Tobago project off to a rocky start as opposition increases

By Youri Kemp
Caribbean News Now associate editor

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — Prior to the release of a 2017 memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the government of Trinidad and Tobago and Sandals Resorts International (SRI) last week, concerns had been continually voiced over the transparency of the agreement and especially the financial concessions offered to SRI in relation to the two planned resorts in Tobago.

After the belated release of the much anticipated MOU, these concerns have not diminished, as the details of the agreement raise more questions over the economic feasibility and environmental concerns, in addition to the concomitant financial concessions.

The release of the MOU does however settle a lawsuit brought against the…

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