A meeting which took place yesterday between Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley and Tobago stakeholders at the Magdalena Grand Beach Resort is today being described as fruitful.

A high-powered ministerial team led by Dr. Rowley, a THA team led by chief secretary Kelvin Charles and Tobago stakeholders led by Tobago Chamber president Demi John Cruickshank, seemed relaxed following the five-hour, closed-door meeting.

The meeting was geared at finding solutions to the island’s strained tourism product after it suffered a decline in 2017 due to the problems of the air and sea bridges causing Tobago’s economy to worsen
Responding to questions about the declining tourism sector, Rowley said several proposals were put forward by the Government which have not yet kicked in. He said Tobago stakeholders also offered suggestions.

On the issue of the air bridge, the Prime Minister said that there is room for improvement on all sides, but mainly the utilisation of the service by citizens. He said over 1 million seats will be produced for the Tobago route.