Tuesday 14 July, 2020

"I Love Tobago' sign lights up Scarborough

Tobago has a new attraction.

On Thursday an “I Love Tobago” sign was unveiled along the Esplanade in Scarborough which has many people excited to visit the sister isle.

Clarence Jacob, Secretary of the Division of Settlements, Urban Renewals and Public Utilities, told Loop he came up with the idea to do the sign as part of his urban renewal plans for the capital.

“Watching Scarborough and trying to have something to enhance it I decided I want to put something to show the world that Tobago is a unique place. I am passionate about my little Tobago here and I will do everything in my will to beautify the island,” he told Loop.

Jacob said the response to the sign has been positively overwhelming with many Tobagonians overseas expressing a desire to return home to take photos by the sign.

He said the project is not completed as plant pots, benches and lighting are still to be put in place along the Esplanade.

“We are creating a nice romantic area,” he said, promising that there are more exciting projects in the pipeline.

Although the sign was not a tourism project, Louis Lewis, CEO of Tobago Tourism said the sign is important to develop Tobago pride and assist his agency in their marketing efforts.

“A sign like this is important to the extent that it promotes national pride in Tobago and the development of pride in their destination so they will do things to promote tourism: being welcoming, being all-embracing, recognising the importance of being an ambassador, extending an arm, displaying what is unique to Tobago,” he said.

Tobago metal fabricator, Rojas Engineering, built the sign.

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