Sunday 17 November, 2019

Government to dissolve TDC

The decision was announced by Tourism Minister Shamfa Cudjoe at Thursday's post-Cabinet briefing at the Magdalena Grand Beach Resort, Lowlands Tobago.

Government says the TDC will be replaced by two separate entities; one will focus on Trinidad while the other will focus on Tobago.

Government says this will give the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) the autonomy to deal with marketing Tobago.

However, Cudjoe says the dissolution will not happen immediately as there are legal steps that need to be taken first.

She added that steps are being taken to develop a regulatory authority which will set basic standards for all tourism operators.

Consultations with Barbados and Bahamas tourism authorities are ongoing on the establishment of this regulatory body.

Cudjoe previously criticised the TDC for poor management and misspending of funds,

The TDC has been the subject of scrutiny as government seeks to boost the tourism sector.

More as this story is updated. 

 

See also: 

Rampant spending revealed as TDC described as runaway horse 

TDC under spotlight as Gov't focuses on tourism

 

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