Category Archives: Tourism

The Adrian Loveridge Column – Alternative Banking

With the recently announced major changes taking place across the region, is it time for our banks to radically change the way they currently run their businesses? What prompted these thoughts was looking at new innovative players in the market, noticeably in the United Kingdom and particularly with Starling Bank. Absolutely no service fees, higher interest on deposits than we

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The Adrian Loveridge Column – Tourism Product Needs a Coat of Paint

While the early indications are that our economy is showing some signs of recovery, I still believe our most potentially challenging obstacle remains the inability to effectively implement. In theory it may be great to have large boards considering all sorts of possible ways to improve how we do business in tourism or any other sector, however, unless these groups

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SANDALS T&T MOU Made Public

GOVERNMENT has finally provided chartered surveyor Afra Raymond with a copy of the memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Sandals Resort which provides crucial information on the deal for construction of a 500-700-room hotel in Tobago. Senior Counsel Deborah Peake confirmed this to Justice Frank Seepersad this morning in the San Fernando High Court. In October, the judge ruled for Raymond

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The Adrian Loveridge Column – Banks No Help!

The larger overseas tourism investors appear to be relatively well taken care of through their own ability to negotiate concessions in various degrees, but I wonder if there is sufficient information available in a one-stop shop format that could tempt the potential smaller entities willing and able to take advantage of current development possibilities? From our experience thirty years ago

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