The T&T Chamber is relieved that the Government has agreed to allow the retail sector to open. This is hopefully another step towards reopening sectors which are still closed such as cinemas, day spas and salons, churches etc and to allowing full operations in others, such as the restaurant industry.
The T&T Chamber is happy to hear that there will be reduced restrictions for a number of sectors on a phased basis, however we would have liked this to be extended to online retail sales and delivery. These companies have invested in digital infrastructure and are able to conduct business responsibly, while keeping staff and customers safe and providing much needed services.
The T&T Chamber supports the opening of all construction and its related businesses. We are happy that additional sectors have been prioritized for vaccines with the view to opening in the near future. We are looking forward to seeing the acceleration of the “Vaccinate to Operate” campaign, which would allow for more business sectors to open safely. We are relieved that there have been some relaxations in the restrictions and the borders are finally being opened to
our citizens and vaccinated non-citizens
The T&T Chamber is pleased to hear of the pending arrival of additional vaccines, which should get us relatively close to herd immunity.
The T&T Chamber is happy to hear that the Government has been able to acquire more vaccines. We look forward to details on the amount of vaccines acquired and the timing of the vaccination rollout plan. The announcement of additional vaccines will assist in reducing the level of anxiety among the population, as our rate of vaccination is relatively low in comparison to some other Caribbean countries.
AMCHAM T&T, T&T Chamber and TTMA would like to thank the Prime Minister for arranging the hosting of the joint meeting with various Business Service Organizations and Ministers.
The Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce believes that the majority of
existing measures were already in place to limit the spread of COVID-19, What is needed is
robust enforcement of the current measures.
The Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce held its Annual Meeting on Thursday, April 22, 2021 at which a Board of Directors was elected to serve a one year term over 2021-2022. This meeting was held virtually due to COVID-19 restrictions and as allowed in the company’s by-laws.
The kidnapping and death of Andrea Bharatt, following closely on the heels of several abductions, sexual assaults and murders of women prompted widespread vigils across Trinidad and Tobago and a call for voluntary business closures last Friday. These actions taken by our population are indicative of a wind of change that is blowing in our country – Trinidad and Tobago will not accept the status quo.
The T&T Chamber is firm on its stance for strict enforcement of the law and maintains zero tolerance for
any form of corruption.
In fact, we have been fearlessly advocating for the enactment, proclamation and enforcement of legislation to address issues related to procurement, freedom of information, campaign finance reform and whistleblower protection.