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Easier getting to the moon than Tobago

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Maybe it is the utter drama involved in getting on a flight or boat that makes Tobago a destination of interest. For years I have been hearing conversations like “Boy you lucky to get on.” A direct flight to Timbuktu and a rocket to the moon might be easier options. However, the sheer beauty of the place is worth the extra wear and tear on your nervous system.

What is not so good is the feeling that extra obstacles now appear to be in the way of viable transportation. What is a bit unpalatable is the feeling that a few Tobagonians would rather cut off their noses by being unreasonable about the facts and figures surrounding the outgoing cargo and transportation vessel.

We are a few days away from the Tobago Jazz Festival. I am presuming that hotels and holiday house rentals have been booked and paid. Tickets would have been on sale for the various shows and now along comes the Minority Leader of the Tobago House of Assembly reportedly saying boycott the Jazz Festival.

Is he saying that visitors and participants “could take their Jazz Festival and go?” Why is the man in the street, hoping to make an extra dollar, the one to lose?

Lynette Joseph,

Diego Martin