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"RE: OFFERS FOR SALE"
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Sorry can't fix Tobago woes
Stakeholders in Tobago say
apologies don't cut it, and the
current inter-island transport
problems on both the passenger
ferries and the cargo vessels "is
not working for us and we can-
not allow it to continue."
This as for yet another day there
were major problems with the sail-
ing of the ferries. The stakeholders
are now telling the Board of the Port
Authority to "come urgently to To-
bago" and work with them to find
a way forward.
Angry stakeholders, all dressed
in black, met with the media yes-
terday in Tobago. President of the
Inter-Island Trailers and Truckers
Association Horace Amede said "we
are mourning the death of what is
happening in Tobago."
Amede said apologies from the
Chairman of the Port Authority Ali-
son Lewis and the Chief Secretary
of the Tobago House of Assembly
Kelvin Charles did not cut it.
"We are tired with apology, you
cannot feed your family with apolo-
gy and that is what we getting from
Instead Amede suggested "we
need you to apologise, swallow your
pride and let us go forward, com-
promise with whoever have a vessel
and let us go forward and bring an
end to the suffering."
"Today is Friday, no vessel left
Tobago this morning, yesterday
we had the same problem. Mem-
bers who went to Trinidad to buy
vegetables, when they get to Tobago
the vegetables cooked. This is what
we face on a daily basis," he said.
Businessman and former chair-
man of the Tobago Division of the
Chamber of Industry and Com-
merce David Wong said "I have to
pay my taxes. They are due next
month. VAT (Value Added Tax) is
due for me, my cycle is next month,
I wonder if I could photocopy some
of those apologies and give it to
Minister Imbert down at the Board
of Inland Revenue office, I wonder
if he would take it, because we have
been given those apologies and we
He said there are sales people who
come from Trinidad and who are
paid on commissions. "I wonder if
those companies in Trinidad who
pay those sales people on commis-
sions, who not making sales because
goods not coming to Tobago, if they
could photocopy some of those
apologies and pay them with that."
He said from 2014 to March of
this year "I never left behind cargo
in Port-of-Spain. During that time
all my shipments got on to the Gali-
cia or the Warrior Spirit and came
to Tobago. No additional housing
in Trinidad, no additional meals for
truckers in Trinidad and my em-
ployees came home. That is what
we had versus what we facing."
Now he said his suppliers are
telling him they not sending trucks
until they can be assured they will
get on the vessel. "I can't guarantee
He said the island is "not in crisis
just yet," but admitted that "stocks
are running down very quickly and
we are going to run out abruptly be-
cause we replacing little by little bit
and trying to make ends meet."
Chamber President Demi Moore
Crickshank said the island is ex-
periencing "serious shortages in
construction material, hardwares
literally empty, supermarket shelves
have actually run very low and peo-
ple warehouses are questionable.
We have to bring some sort of clo-
sure to this crisis. Even the barge
and the Atlantic Provider causing
hardship for business."
Cruickshank said the powers that
be, the government and the port,
need to fix the problem. To this end,
he said, the Chamber had written
to the Chairman of the Board of the
Port requesting an urgent meeting
"to see if we can solve this problem
once and for all."
Head of the inter-island trans-
port committee Diane Hadad said
Tobago is suffering as a result of
bad decisions. "Clearly the powers
that be and the decision makers are
making decisions that are not in the
best interest of the people. But defi-
nitely there is some other interest,
it can't be for the people because
those decisions would have been el-
ementary to make once you making
the decisions for the right reason it
is actually quite elementary."
The problem is also affecting
the hotel and tourism industry.
President of the Hotel Associa-
tion Chris James said Tobago is
dependent on the local tourism
industry. Next moth has two long
weekends and with the July/August
vacation looming they are seeing
their chances for local tourism
dwindling. "We depend on July/
August to keep afloat, but our
concern is that it will not be fixed
James said hotel occupancy in
Tobago is now down to 34 per cent
compared to the Caribbean aver-
age of 66 per cent and hotels have
had to drop their rates to US$154
compared to the US$228 charged
in other islands.
Stakeholders seek meeting with Port board
GOBBLINS AT PLAY
Members of the Lilliput Children's Theatre during a scene from their
production Gobblin at Queen's Hall, St Ann's on Thursday night. The show runs
until Sunday. PHOTO: EDISON BOODOOSINGH
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