Sunday 15 September, 2019

Tobago's Concordia Estate opens, receives full support from THA

(l-r), Concordia Estate Director, Alex Jordan, Secretary of Community Development, Enterprise Development and Labour; Assemblyman Marslyn Melville- Jack, Secretary of Tourism; Culture and Transportation; Councillor Nadine Stewart-Phillips, CEO and President of Concordia Estate; Mrs Beverley George- Jordan, Concordia Estate Director; Mr. Alfred Jordan, Concordia Estate Vice President; Dr. Atasha Jordan and Area Representative for Providence/Mason Hall/Moriah; Assemblyman Sheldon Cunningham.

(l-r), Concordia Estate Director, Alex Jordan, Secretary of Community Development, Enterprise Development and Labour; Assemblyman Marslyn Melville- Jack, Secretary of Tourism; Culture and Transportation; Councillor Nadine Stewart-Phillips, CEO and President of Concordia Estate; Mrs Beverley George- Jordan, Concordia Estate Director; Mr. Alfred Jordan, Concordia Estate Vice President; Dr. Atasha Jordan and Area Representative for Providence/Mason Hall/Moriah; Assemblyman Sheldon Cunningham.

Concordia Estate Tobago hosted its grand opening and nature trail launch on May 29 at its St. Cecilia Road location.

The estate, which covers approximately 50 acres of land, is the newest eco-tourism attraction on the island and offers various tours, services and attractions such as a Concordia nature trail tour, cocoa house, Waterwheel Park, ATV Rides, river excursions, destination weddings and a historic museum.

Speaking at the launch, Secretary of Tourism, Culture and Transportation, Councillor Nadine Stewart-Phillips applauded the owners and board of directors of the Estate for recognising the importance of maintaining a piece of Tobago’s heritage which will further enhance the product offerings of destination Tobago.

 

“Today’s launch of this nature trail is in keeping with the core pillars of our “Tobago Beyond” Brand Market Strategy - unspoilt, untouched and undiscovered. And, as Secretary of Tourism, Culture and Transportation and a member of the Tobago House of Assembly, I want to assure you, the management of the Concordia Estate that you have the full support of this Administration.” 

Concordia Estate President and CEO Beverly George-Jordan, a Tobagonian by birth, expressed that she has had a natural affinity to all things nature for as long as she can remember. The past student of Montgomery Government Primary School quoted the school’s motto; “The Best Always” as one of the guiding mantras in her life.

George-Jordan further said that the offerings of the Concordia Estate will primarily showcase how much of a gem Tobago is, in its natural form. She expressed that the island has the potential to appeal to visitors “once we stay true to our faith, our roots, and who we are.”

After the official launch and blessing of the estate, attendees were escorted on a guided tour of the Nature Trail which exposed them to lush greenery and parts of the Providence River.

Following the tour, an entertaining cocoa dancing segment was facilitated by the Charlotteville Cocoa Dancers.

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