The Tobago House of Assembly is emphasizing that talks with the Sandals and Beaches Hotels are in its formative stages and cross sector consultations are to come.
This is according to a media release sent out by the THA this morning.
A wide cross section of stakeholders attended the first concept presentation and round table discussion with Sandals executives last Monday.
Chief Secretary Orville London underscored that there have only been preliminary talks on the concept for a possible resort.
The release noted that since talks are still in the exploration stage no decisions have been made on the design or construction of a proposed Sandals resort in Tobago.
The Chief Secretary said Monday’s presentation was held to give the attending interest groups an idea of what the Sandals brand represents, and the benefits such investment will bring to the economy and neighbouring communities.
The Chief Secretary said once “serious discussions” take place, the Tobago House of Assembly will update Tobagonians on these issues and hold public consultations, which he said are mandatory in the planning process for such a development.