THRTA: 'Tongue-lashing' if Maracas Beach not improved

President of the Trinidad Hotels, Restaurants & Tourism Association, Hassel Thom, slammed the present situation regarding Maracas Bay which has been a work in progress since last year.

He said he is hopeful that stakeholders will be happy when all is said and done.

“We are expecting that it will turn out into something that was well worth waiting for, and if not, the Government will come into a serious tongue-lashing from stakeholders, over Maracas Beach.”

Recently tenders for the waste-water treatment construction at Maracas Bay were placed in the daily gazette by the Ministry of Tourism. 

In October 2015, Tourism Minister Shamfa Cudjoe assured citizens that the upgrade project was still on, and that she was raising the issue as a matter or urgency with the developers. 

One of the excuses given by the contractors, Kallco, was the site's unforeseeable conditions such as the swamp located behind the facility, which has delayed progress.

Maracas Beach receives thousands of visitors each year and is one of the country's most popular beaches. 



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