While the Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce fully supports a riskbased re-start of the economy, today’s announcement by the Prime Minister on a phased re-opening took a very risk-averse approach. We recognise that a delicate balance is needed, but we are extremely disappointed and concerned about the potential impact to the ongoing viability of the majority of businesses. The approach outlined will result in increased unemployment, social tension, increased crime and further stress upon our already fragile economy.