Finance Minister Clm Imbert has announced that the Cabinet has agreed to begin the construction of a new terminal building for the ANR Robinson Airport in Tobago, by the end of this year.
It's expected to cost $500 million, but the acquisition of property is not included in that figure.
He made the announcement at today's post-Cabinet media conference.
While the current terminal building is located at the start of the runway, the new terminal will be located at the end of the runway.
Tobago is set to become a fixture in the Governor General’s Cup (GGC) Caribbean Air Rally.
This was confirmed by the event organisers, Aviation Connection, during a welcome reception for participants hosted by the Division of Tourism, Culture and Transportation at the Pembroke Heritage Park on Friday.
The GGC has travelled extensively from the Canadian Arctic to the Caribbean islands, leading people of different cultures, nationalities and backgrounds to far-reaching destinations across the globe.
Watch as a man explains the challenges now being experienced by persons who use the Cabo Star to transfer their vehicles between Trinidad and Tobago.
As the man explains, the Cabo Star docked in Port-of-Spain from Tobago, and 45 minutes later, vehicles could not leave the vessel.
He explains that drivers have to fly from Crown Point, Tobago to Piarco, Trinidad, and no vehicle can disembark until the drivers arrive.
The cruise ship MV Britannia has made its 7th and final call for the current cruise season to Tobago today, with 3,553 passengers on board.
The MV Britannia is the largest ship in P&O Cruises’ UK fleet with a capacity for 4,324 passengers and 1,398 crew members.
It made its maiden voyage to the island on December 14, 2017, and has brought 24,269 passengers to Tobago for the entire season.