CDA assures access to Chagville beach

The public’s unrestricted access to Chagville beach in Chaguaramas will continue as preparations begin for the construction of the much anticipated water and amusement park on the popular beach site.

CDA’s Communications Manager, Kizzie Ruiz, said construction of the water park is part of phase three of the Boardwalk development project and will include rehabilitation of the seawall and other features to prevent beach erosion. Continue reading CDA assures access to Chagville beach

Media Release

The CDA wishes to categorically refute inaccurate statements being circulated that the Authority will be cutting down the canopy at the Bamboo Cathedral.


  1. The proposed project in question includes the implementation of the lighting scheme at Bellerand Road, off Tucker Valley Road. Please note that Bellerand Road is NOT the Bamboo Cathedral.
  1. This project is being undertaken by the Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission in conjunction with the Chaguaramas Development Authority, under the close guidance of the Environmental Management Authority (EMA).
  1. Conditions within the Bellerand area present a safety and security hazard due to a lack of lighting.
  1. No final decision has been made regarding the lighting scheme to be adopted. Negotiations are ongoing to review all options that will allow for a balance between the need for lighting for road users, pedestrians and cyclists in the area, while maintaining the environment’s natural beauty and the protection of wildlife.

The CDA views the unique natural environment of Chaguaramas as the most important resource on the Peninsula. It continues to factor in environmental protection as a major feature of all its projects.

In light of the above, the CDA wishes to reassure the general public that we are currently in consultation with the relevant authorities to ensure that the best solution is achieved and is in accordance with environmental standards.

Communications Unit

The Chaguaramas Hotel and Convention Center has NOT been sold

The Chaguaramas Development Authority wishes to clarify several inaccuracies related to the Leasing of the Chaguaramas Hotel and Convention Center as reported in the media.

The Facts
1. The Chaguaramas Hotel and Convention Center has NOT been sold but is leased for 30 years.

2. The Chaguaramas Hotel and Convention Center is in dire need of restoration and loses TT $ 0.4 million dollars annually. Continue reading The Chaguaramas Hotel and Convention Center has NOT been sold