Call for a limited reopening of beaches, bars and restaurants just for Tobago

Call for a limited reopening of beaches, bars and restaurants just for Tobago

The Chairman of the Tobago Chamber of Business is calling on Government to consider a limited reopening of beaches, bars and restaurants just for Tobago.

Martin George said the sister isle is at a virtual standstill and he would like for Government to ease its covid19 restrictions for beaches, bars and food establishments in Monday’s budget presentation.

He said “the Tobago economy is particularly dependent on the Trinidadian visitor coming to Tobago and if there are no beaches, restaurants or bars, it really makes it not as attractive as a destination for them.”

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George is also asking that Government resume normal flight activity between the two islands so that Trinidadians can come to Tobago for vacation freely and easily without any hassle of just one flight per day.

He also reiterated the chamber’s call for Tobago to be made a VAT-free zone.
“This is going to benefit people who wish to come to live in Tobago, even if you come for vacation or one day, you will still get the benefit because the whole island will be VAT free.”
This measure will help address the inequities and imbalances caused by the high cost of transport of goods to Tobago.

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