Leader of Trinidad and Tobago’s Opposition and former Primer Minister, Kamla Persad-Bissessar, is not surprised at the announcement of Sandals’ withdrawal from a proposed project in Tobago.

Trinidad & Tobago Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar

Speaking with a local newspaper on the island, Newsday, she cited the lack of transparency in the project as the likely fault of its failure.

Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley reportedly began discussions with Sandals while in opposition and Persad-Bissessar does not buy the Sandals explanation on the decision was taken to withdraw.

Sandals had cited “negative publicity” as the rationale behind the cancellation of some two and a half years of planning for the 750-room undertaking in Tobago – its single largest project to date.

Despite the cancellation however, the Tobago Chamber of Commerce has expressed an unwavering interest in seeing the project come to life.