PM: Sandals pull-out would be a disaster

Prime Min­is­ter Dr Kei­th Row­ley has ad­mit­ted that T&T’s back will be against a wall if San­dals Re­sorts pulls out of build­ing two ho­tels in To­ba­go.

Row­ley made the com­ment at Thurs­day’s post-Cab­i­net me­dia brief­ing at the Diplo­mat­ic Cen­tre, St Ann’s, as he gave an up­date on the San­dals project, say­ing quite a few de­trac­tors have been say­ing the Gov­ern­ment has not been fol­low­ing prop­er pro­cure­ment process­es with San­dals In­ter­na­tion­al since sign­ing a Mem­o­ran­dum of Un­der­stand­ing last year.

Sandals gives US$50,000 towards relief efforts

Sandals Resorts International is offering US$50,000 to flood relief efforts.

The funds will come via the Sandals Foundation to the Living Waters Community.

Sandals says Living Waters will use the money to provide items such as cooked food, baby food, diapers, toiletries, non-perishable food items, medical and cleaning supplies.

It says that the areas carded to receive assistance include Sangre Grande, Kelly Village, Oropune, Arima, Tunapuna, Caroni, Chaguanas and Couva.

Mitchell: Sandals will bring the world to Tobago

Tourism Minister Randall Mitchell says the establishment of a Sandals Hotel in Tobago will bring the world to the island.

Mitchell made the statement in his contribution to the debate on the 2019 National Budget in the House of Representatives.

Minister Mitchell told legislators the proposed hotel, to be owned by citizens and operated by Sandals, will create benefits for the entire country.