The Caroni Bird Sanctuary tour is a marquee attraction for tourists who visit our shores and while tourism accounts for just about four per cent of the country’s GDP, it employs one in ten people. And it’s been the sector hardest hit by the covid19 pandemic. Business Day visited the Caroni visited the Caroni Bird Sanctuary and spoke to tour owner and operator Lester Nanan about how his business has been coping – and if there is a silver lining for the sanctuary and the industry. Read the story in tomorrow's edition of Business Day, free in your daily Newsday.
WITH so many people forced into their homes by stay-at-home measures implemented to slow the spread of covid19, nature – the land, sea, rivers, flora and fauna – has had a chance to “convalesce” over the last few months in TT.
Even as more and more areas begin to reopen, Newsday’s chief photographer Jeff K Mayers, with help from Nanan's Tours, was able to visit a still-untouched Caroni Bird Sanctuary last Wednesday to capture these images of life at the Caroni Swamp for our readers.
For previous instalments of Newsday's "untouched" series, please visit the links below: