It has been a long and sometimes bumpy road to actually start construction on the site in Trinidad. Gathering the required information about regulation and local requirements has been a challenging journey. No one locally has ever done a similar project and as always, our project didn't fall into any known or definable categories.
I like to compare it to building a very fancy cake. We are asking for the cake to be baked locally while we supply the decorative icing. As usual, the difficulty is that everyone is fixed on the fancy icing which will be provided by our team and added after all the basic (and normal) work is complete. Island time obviously runs at a very different pace than back home.
The good news is that the first site work is now being done. Today, the temporary construction road was laid into the site. It is just in time for the first containers to arrive - as I travel back home tomorrow. on my next trip I will see hopefully see buildings.