Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : August 24th 2017 Contents There were tears and a sense of
hopelessness in Tobago yesterday,
as members of the business com-
munity confirmed that the banks
and suppliers are now demanding
payment and threatening to put
their properties up for sale.
Marcus Solomon Hmmmmm,
unfortunate story. However, busi-
ness involves risk and most times
we accept such business risk and
never plan for such events. It is
indeed a sad story.
Jacqueline Benjamin Ques-
tion, how many months haven't
they paid their mortgage because
no bank will put your property
up for sale for missing one or two
months' mortgage. There is a
process long before that happens.
Go speak to any bank they will tell
you what their process is.
Rosemarie de Freitas That's
the plan---to put them out of busi-
ness so the controllers can buy it
up. Government working for you.
Jamie Pandohie The goal is
to put all Tobago business on the
brink of foreclosure so Sandals
could rip in...
Renny Ramdassingh Hope is
coming soon to the island as soon
as Sandals gets up and running.
Tourism will be increased but due
to all the all-inclusive packages
that they offer there will be no
need for any tourist to spend any
money in Tobago. So rest assured
our leader the great Dr Rowley has
our best interests at heart.
Ramohed Mutt The banks are
in business to make money. In
fact, money is their business. You
borrow, you pay, it's that simple.
You no pay cash then you pay in
kind. The fault of this fiasco lies
with the government who seems
impotent to do anything without
David Daniel Tobago get setup
by the PNM... One per cent com-
ing to buy out your land and busi-
nesses through the bank for small
money... Tobago land priceless.
But I'm sure you will vote PNM in
the morning if elections call.
Jake C Gosine I am ready to
buy. Soon soon soon. The tide is
turning. This is the best way to get
property at good prices. A power
shift is going to take place.
Nerissa Dqueen Oh pleeez-
zzeee! Yes, the situation is crucial
but you all exaggerating!
Melena Simon-O'neil It's not
just this owner. The success of any
hospitality business requires that
you have guests. There has been
a sharp decline in bookings at
properties across the island. Most
businesses can sustain a mortgage
and expenses for 3-6 months. Af-
ter that it becomes really impos-
sible if you have no other source
of income. People sit in their
cocoon and fail to understand how
reliable inter-island transporta-
tion is essential to our survival
in Tobago. I had a client cancel a
destination wedding planned in
Tobago because important guests
were unable to secure connect-
ing flights to Tobago. The loss in
potential revenue for all vendors
was significant. Yet, according to
them "there is no crisis."
Renelle Rumnella Leben U
know what I don't get, you are
just like any other citizen who
take a loan and if you don't pay
the banks have all rights to sieze
ur property. Ent that is what you
sign up for? What make you more
special than anybody else? Stu-
pezz and everything is PNM. Wdh,
Rowley tell you take a loan? You
did that on ur own.
Erica Cummings But aren't
tourism and hospitality numbers
down worldwide? Big chain hotels
bawling so what do you expect?
Business is risk. Win some lose
The Tobago Chamber of Com-
merce says it is "very concerning"
that the Prime Minister is now
saying he felt there was something
crooked in the procurement of the
Ocean Flower 2 and the Cabo Star,
given that it was "his Government
and his Minister of Works and
Transport who oversaw it."
Azard R Mohammed I really
wonder even more now as to who
running this country?
Ramohed Mutt The PM say
something crooked. The port
board say something wrong
everybody else say something not
right. So where do we go from
here. Who is ultimately responsi-
ble? I know it's not Kamla.
Anthony McKenzie Can you
imagine Kamla was in power and
all this corruption going on! "The
Red and we Ready Party" would
be up in arms calling for new elec-
G Macpherson But is Kamla
EMA moves against
Scarlet Ibis poachers
The Environmental Manage-
ment Authority (EMA) is moving
to increase the fine for poaching
the national bird, the Scarlet Ibis,
Raj Maharaj Hunting in Trini-
dad and Tobago should be banned
indefinitely, immediately. A few
years ago I had a discussion with a
minister of the environment. SHE
claimed to be impressed with my
concern, and promised to select
a committee to further examine
the matter, and I would definitely
play an important part. Some time
passed and I inquired of the devel-
opment from the minister. "This
seemed totally foreign to her."
Some time after I was informed
by a hunter about a committee,
and he is now a Game warden, and
jokingly remarked "I would not
moves to Caroni
Works and Transport Minister
Rohan Sinanan, left, accompanied
by Transport The annual inspec-
tion of trucks and pickup vans will
now take place at the headquar-
ters of the Transport Division's
headquarters in Caroni.
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Kenny Supersad Good move.
Another article said the inspec-
tion is for trucks only. Please
Ronnie Sobrian Another
whole day wasting ... bottleneck-
Pan Choo Hope they ease up
Donny Rogers And student
drivers still have to stand in the
blazing hot sun...is a shed a feat of
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