Tobago Business Chamber supports lifting of beach restrictions.
Government’s decision to remove the time restrictions for people to be at beaches and rivers will help to promote greater business activity as Tobago’s economy slowly reopens.
This from Tobago Business Chamber President Martin George in response to questions from Loop News on Government’s recent adjustments.
“The Tobago Business Chamber is always in support of any initiative which fosters greater activity and the reopening of the economy for Tobago, so therefore the extended hours for the beaches would be incentives which would definitely be in favour of greater economic activity.”
With the removal of the time limit, George also believes more Trinidadians will be willing to visit the island for mini getaways.
“They will be able to enjoy themselves with their families, for a week, to stay at a villa, a hotel, a guesthouse. So of course these are things that are pluses for us and we see this as a positive step.”
George said the chamber also welcomed the decision to allow unvaccinated children 12 and under to accompany their parents at safe zones.
“In terms of your restaurants, to be able to have your children with you is great, because most times you may want to go out for a family meal, and if it is that the kids under 12 have to stay home, and it’s only the parents or those who are vaccinated, then that creates a divisiveness that is not good for business or even for families.”
Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh made the announcement of the lifting of restrictions on Saturday at the ministry’s virtual covid19 media briefing.
Date: February 22, 2022
By: Beena Mahase