Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

Media Release: Inaccurate Reporting and Commentary on Tobago Land Acquisition CV2021-04481 between Wolwin Lovell v The Attorney

The Minister of Finance, Hon, Colm Imbert, MP has taken note of inaccurate reporting on the case of Wolwin Lovell v The Attorney General of Trinidad and Tobago, which involved a dispute for compensation for the compulsory acquisition of property required for the new Airport Terminal Building in Tobago. This inaccurate reporting has been followed by misguided and uninformed commentary on the matter.

Specifically, the media outlet ‘Tobago Channel 5’ has circulated on its social media platform, a posting concerning the captioned matter which is titled ‘State Loses to Block D Crown Point Homeowner in Constitutional Motion Case’. The facts recounted therein omit several material matters which must be placed in its proper context and which include, but are not limited to the following: