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Save Tobago from its leaders

On Thursday, February 16, it will be exactly five years since, at the request of the THA in 2006, the Ministry of Finance invoked an existing clause in the Foreign Investment Act of 1990 to impose on Tobago a land licensing regime for all investments by foreign nationals. This action by the THA was nothing but hollow, empty chest-beating, xenophobic triumphalism, myopic and obtuse stupidity. It was a dangerous tendency towards breeding a type of hostility and suspicion towards visitors and foreigners under the misinformation that—“they coming to t’ief we land.” This is the same type of clownish buffoonery which guided the...

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