Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

Media Release: Construction of the New Terminal Building at Crown Point, Tobago

The Minister of Finance, Hon. Colm Imbert, MP, has taken note of a press release issued by the Tobago House of Assembly (THA), which gives the impression that instructions have been given by the THA to the Commissioner of State Lands to cease and desist from acquisition proceedings for lands required for the construction of the new terminal building at the ANR Robinson International Airport at Crown Point Tobago, and that the Commissioner of State Lands has complied with these alleged instructions.

The Minister of Finance wishes to make it clear that any such impression is inaccurate and misleading. The THA has no such power to instruct the Commissioner of State Lands.