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Tobago Chamber welcomes PM’s proposed vaccine safe zones

The Tobago Business Chamber is in support of the announcement by Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley for the introduction of “safe zones”, which would allow vaccinated people to access bars, gyms, private member clubs and in-house dining at restaurants The measure is dependent on vaccination versus infection rates. President of the business chamber, Martin George, told Loop News the Chamber was heartened by the announcement, and wish it was introduced months ago. George said: “We at the Tobago Chamber support the idea of trying to create a safe zone in Tobago, trying to create a bubble in Tobago, where you have herd immunity...

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Tobago restaurateur: In-house dining won’t work without changing curfew

Tobago businessman Kirton Sorias believes the Government’s plan to resume in-house dining at restaurants at the end of the month will not be successful unless the curfew hours are adjusted. During a news conference last Friday at the Prime Minister’s official residence in Blenheim, Tobago, Dr Rowley announced that bars, gyms, casinos and in-house dining will reopen for fully vaccinated patrons and employees at the end of September provided there is a significant increase in vaccinations. As of Wednesday, the THA Division of Health, Wellness and Family Development reported that a total of 19,195 people in Tobago have been partially vaccinated and...

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Tobago Chamber: Adjust curfew to enjoy ‘safe zones’

Tobago Business Chamber president Martin George believes the Government's plan to offer perks for vaccinated people must be accompanied by an adjustment of the curfew hours. After a three-day Cabinet retreat in Tobago on Friday, the Prime Minister said the Government was looking into reopening "safe zones" at the end of September where vaccinated people can enjoy in-house dining, go to casinos, gyms and even bars. He said it was all conditional on a good vaccination uptake for September. In an interview with Newsday on Sunday, George said he supported the plan, but believes the emergency powers regulations must be changed to accommodate...

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Slow sales in Scarborough

Retailers in Scarborough are reporting a slow restart to business, and vendors say they don’t expect activity to pick up overnight. From as early as 8am on Tuesday, the second day since the easing of the lockdown restriction on the sector, a steady flow of pedestrian traffic was observed, but few customers were seen purchasing items. An employee at a variety store, who wished to stay anonymous. said she wasn’t surprised by the slow start. “So far, people are coming in but not really buying much. But they are coming in, because it’s the first time the store has been opened in so...

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