CONTRARY to what Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley had promised, it is the hairy-leg crab of the Buccoo Reef Marine Park (BRMP) and Bon Accord Lagoon that has emerged as victorious in the battle with Sandals for Buccoo.
Sandals and the T&T Government—which, it seems, was willing to do or give whatever was requested of it in order to keep the purveyor of all-inclusive holidays onboard—made the wrong decisions from the start and has only itself to blame for what turned into a failure.
In 2016, Sandals’ Butch and Adam Stewart were flown around Tobago in a helicopter and given the opportunity to pick the best site for the resorts. They were shown Englishman’s Bay, but decided it was too far from the airport. They were not offered the loss-making, Government-owned Magdalena Grand.