Fish vendor
A fish vendor steaks his catch at Mt Irvine Bay, Tobago.

THE projected cost of the Sandals resort at Golden Grove/Buccoo could be at least three times more than the $2.7 billion indicated in the CEC application to the Environmental Management Authority

(EMA). Executive chairman of construction giant NH International (Caribbean) Ltd, Emile Elias, contacted me to say he was “of the view that the budget for 925 rooms is going to be approximately $7 billion to $8 billion, or at least three times” what has previously been reported.


The global battle for vaccines may cause major delays for small nations like Trinidad and Tobago in getting their populations inoculated.

While Government officials are hesitant to admit it, this country’s first shipment under the COVAX arrangement could be in ­trouble, given the worldwide scenario.

“Nothing has changed. We are still waiting for justice.”

This in essence is how residents feel eight months after they were promised action when they protested the police killings of three men as well as other social and economic issues.

In June 2020 when protests erupted in Port of Spain and environs following the police killings of three men in Morvant, the Morvant community and the surrounding areas of Beetham Gardens, Sea Lots, John John and other areas in East Port of Spain found themselves under the national spotlight.

For days, protesters held the country’s attention as they called for justice for Joel Jacob, Noel Diamond and Israel Moses Clinton who were shot and killed by police on June 27.