THA Provides Counselling Support for Affected Airport Residents

The Tobago House of Assembly has set up a team to provide emotional and psychological support to residents in the Crown Point area, who will be affected by the construction of the Terminal and Associated Works for the ANR Robinson International Airport and who have recently been served with Section 4 Legal Notices.

According to Chief Secretary Hon. Kelvin Charles, “This is not an easy time for the residents.  We understand the anxiety and fears that developments such as these can cause and therefore, as the THA, we continue to provide a level of support and comfort.”

Mr. Charles has indicated that the creation of the team is a collaboration with the Division of Health, Wellness and Family Development.  He noted that the team will comprise social workers, counsellors and mediators, whose primary objective will be, to assist residents in coping with the changes taking place, as a result of the Land Acquisition process.

The services of the professional social workers, counsellors and mediators will be available free of charge, to all affected persons who feel the need to talk or who are finding it difficult to cope.

The team will commence operations from Monday 16th September, 2019 at the THA Airport Relocation Committee Office, at No. 203 Milford Road, Canaan, Tobago (Tobago Taxi Cab Co-operative Society Ltd. Building).  The office’s telephone number is 639-3421 ext. 6040 and 6041 and email address is arc@tha.gov.tt. The team’s hours of operation are as follows:

  • Monday: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
  • Wednesday: 1:00 p.m. –   4:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday/Thursday/Friday: By appointments

Chief Secretary Hon. Kelvin Charles continues to remind residents that it is imperative for them to engage a reputable Valuer at this stage, so that their properties can be valued.  Residents can choose a Valuer from the list of professional Valuers provided by the Valuations Division or a professional Valuer registered with the Institute of Surveyors of Trinidad and Tobago.

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