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Tobago Chamber questions rationale behind Cabinet reshuffle

The Tobago Business Chamber is calling for clarity from Government on the recent Cabinet shake-up which followed Clarence Rambharat’s resignation as a Senator. Head of the Chamber Martin George weighed in on Wednesday’s Cabinet reshuffle, stating that it should be more than a rotation. He questioned how the adjustments to the Cabinet would improve the delivery of services to citizens. George said: “We would like to see the Government explain the rationale for these changes and to have a frank, direct discussion with the population as to how this is going to benefit us all.” The businessman also urged Government to explore opportunities to...

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Tobago Business Chamber calls for full reopening of the Economy

The Tobago Business Chamber is calling for the full reopening of the Economy and the full return to life as normal in T&T. In an interview with Loop News today, Chamber President Martin George said he was over joyed with the Prime Minister’s announcement on Tuesday that consideration will be given to the move. George noted that it is time that citizens consider that “we need learn to live with Covid and learn to die with Covid.” He said while it is not a happy scenario, nor something he wished for upon anyone, “the reality is the world is moving on, with the...

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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...

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Tobago Chamber: Consider Sea plane service between the islands

He says this encourage the ease of doing business between both islands. While the Tobago Chamber says they are grateful for a much needed and required increase in flights between T&T, its’ President Martin George is calling on “the government, the cabinet and Caribbean Airlines to further implement flights and capacity between the islands.” On Wednesday Caribbean Airlines announced that they will increase the number of flights on the domestic air-bridge from April 2. In a press release on Wednesday, CAL said it will operate 24 daily services to meet the inter-island travel demand.  This followed calls from several stakeholders including George, THA...

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George to THA: Set the bar for a higher standard of accountability

Attorney at Law and President of the Tobago Business Chamber Martin George says while he has always held “the greatest respect for the competence and professionalism and abilities for Dr Winford James”, his appointment as deputy chairman of the recently assigned Studley Park Enterprises Ltd (SPEL) board, “just does not have the appearance of the impartiality and transparency upon which the THA campaigned.” James, the brother of Trevor James, the THA's Secretary of Infrastructure, Quarries and Urban Renewal – the division responsible for the Studley Park Quarry – was among 11 committee members appointed for a year to oversee the quarry's...

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Tobago Business Chamber questions rationale behind Barbados route

Chairman of the Tobago Business Chamber Martin George is questioning “ the rationale and financial justification” for the newly announced Tobago to Barbados route by Caribbean Airlines Limited (CAL) especially when he says the domestic air bridge still remains “under-served and under-resourced.” In a statement announcing the introduction of the new service today, CAL CEO Garvin Medera said it’ll be another choice for travellers to connect to various transatlantic markets. He explained that the addition of the new route is aligned with the airline’s mandate to improve regional connectivity and to support the development of multi-destination tourism. Speaking with Loop News on the...

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George: Now is not the time for fuel hike

Chairman of the Tobago Business Chamber Martin George says Government’s decision to increase the price of fuel at this time, may not be the “best thought out option” and with businesses now given the chance to reopen after a 2 year hiatus, the timing could not be worse: “The Chamber fully understands and appreciates the need of the Government to balance its budgetary allocations. It is unfortunate that coming out of the pandemic, it does not appear to be the best thought out option, given the fact that we have now emerged from all the restrictions. Businesses are now trying to...

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Tourism stakeholders welcome CAL’s Barbados to Tobago flight

Tourism stakeholders in Tobago are welcoming Caribbean Airlines's (CAL) introduction of non-stop flights between Barbados and Tobago effective May 8. The airline made the announcement via a media release on Wednesday. It said the addition of this new service is aligned to its mandate to improve regional connectivity and to support the development of multi-destination tourism. CAL said it is also working with stakeholders on both islands to stimulate leisure travel and special promotions will be shared with customers in the coming weeks. CAL CEO Garvin Medera said, “The introduction of this non-stop service between Tobago and Barbados will be another choice for...

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Travellers: Easy movement between Trinidad and Tobago for Easter

Travellers and the head of the Tobago business chamber have commended Caribbean Airlines for its reliability and efficiency on the inter-island airbridge over the long Easter weekend. Passengers moving between Trinidad and Tobago to participate in the Easter activities expressed relief that their experience was hassle-free. When Newsday visited the Piarco airport on Sunday, all the domestic check-in counters were clear. Newsday saw only two men seated opposite the domestic check-in lounge. One of the men travelling from Tobago to St Vincent spoke with Newsday while waiting for his luggage to arrive from Tobago. He said because of the availability of flights to Trinidad,...

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