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Tobago welcomes ease of restrictions

Vaccination rate remains a concern Tobago Business Chamber President Martin George says the island has welcomed the Prime Minister’s decision to ease restrictions within several sectors, as it would not only benefit business owners but citizens as well. “We are always moved by anything which promotes greater business activity and greater facilitation of the business persons of Trinidad and Tobago” he said. George said the chamber is of the opinion that the eases are always consistent “with the results we have seen from the Ministry of Health, in terms of declines of COVID-19 infection numbers, hospitalizations and deaths.” Two weeks ago George also issued...

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George: Fix Tobago first

With the full reopening of beaches and other water courses, Tobagonians and by extension the island’s business community is hopeful for economic recovery, however according to Tobago Business Chamber President Martin George, despite several attempts in the past to boost tourism, the real focus was lacking. He told Loop News: “The attempts at marketing Tobago have been woefully abysmal in the past, in that there appears to be no clear idea, definition or focus as to what they’re doing. It’s been basically a collection of joy rides by politicians… instead of trying to make something out of Tobago.” Noting that in some cases...

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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...

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$100K High Court judgement for mom after suffering burns at hospital

A Valencia mother has been awarded $100,000 for burns she allegedly sustained at the Sangre Grande Hospital while delivering her baby. In a statement, Attorney's Martin George & Co., who represented the 34-year-old mother, said she was awarded the sum in damages, costs and interest by the High Court for burns she sustained while delivering her baby at the Sangre Grande Hospital in 2016.  The court heard that the woman was at the hospital on March 16, 2016 to deliver her baby when she said an "extremely large amount of rubbing alcohol was applied to her abdominal region in preparation for the surgical...

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Attorney: Keep virtual hearings

Attorney at Law Martin George says while he agrees with the Prime Minister’s statement that the pace of justice is slow in T&T, the COVID-19 pandemic, despite its’ restrictions, has presented opportunities to speed up this country’s legal process, including the electronic filing of documents and the virtual court. George says these methods have been proven to work efficiently over time: “And we must keep those two going, we must never go back to the physical filing or to have an in- person court except for criminal matters.” He says the virtual environment also results in savings, particularly if a key witness is...

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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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