Tobago Chamber welcomes re-opening of economy, calls for more flights
The Tobago Chamber has welcomed the Prime Minister’s announcement that come Monday April 4, the majority of restrictions will be lifted and “things will be back to normal.”
Speaking with Loop News, Chamber President Martin George said it is time that citizens learn to live with the COVID-19 virus and take responsibility for their health. He said while the Chamber is “heartened and gladdened” for the removal of restrictions, the air bridge arrangements between both islands should be adjusted:
“What we would encourage though is for the government and Caribbean Airlines to look at increasing the numbers of flights, because it is still not yet up to full capacity. There is no good reason why they have not put on more flights between Trinidad and Tobago.”
He said this is for families in Trinidad to have full accessibility to Tobago “and we will once again be able to rebound and build back with the strength and resilience that we know our business people in Tobago are capable of.”
On Saturday, PM Dr Keith Rowley announced the lifting of several restrictions come April 4 including the lifting of the Safe Zone operations, allowing for the mingling of vaccinated and unvaccinated.
Dr Rowley said all restrictions will also be lifted on visiting rivers and beaches and there would be no limit to public gatherings.
However masks will remain in force in public places, except on a sporting field.
Date: March 28, 2022
By: Beena Mahase