Since April of this year, the Tobago Division of the Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce (T&T Chamber), has been closely monitoring the unfolding events surrounding inter-island transportation. Prior to that, the Tobago Division warned the authorities of the likelihood of total chaos on the ports, if provisions for appropriate and effective sea transport were not firmly established. Unfortunately, the advice was not heeded and the people of Trinidad and Tobago – and more so, Tobago – are currently paying the price for the failure on the part of the authorities.