The Germans are coming
Posted by clubsodaandsalt on March 3, 2007
Bad news for non-xenophobes:
Before any foreigner in Tobago acquires land they will have to obtain a licence under the Foreign Investment Act. An order to this effect was signed by the Acting Minister of Finance Conrad Enil on February 14 and came into operation on February 16.
London then stated, “This order does not ban the sale of land, but it affords the Tobago House of Assembly the opportunity to oversee and manage the sale of lands for business purposes.”
This isn’t a surprising move. People have been panicking about the “re-colonization” of Tobago for years. It’s still a bad move, though, especially for Tobagonians. I mean, who do people think is selling the land to Germans? Gremlins? Basically, the landowners of Tobago just had their right to sell their property to the highest bidder taken away, for no other reason than silly populism.