Head of the Chaguanas Chamber of Industry and Commerce (CCIC), Richie Sookhai is hopeful that the economy would kick start once more, especially in light of the welcomed reopening of the entire construction sector from today.
Speaking to GML, Sookhai “A lot of construction sector workers have been home for a long time and it has been creating a strain on them, their families and their employers.”
Sookhai also welcomed the news of the reopening of borders and more mass vaccination sites in collaboration with the business sector.
On the borders, he said “This is a well thought out process that would allow fully vaccinated individuals to enter T&T and do business along with foreign nationals. This would also boost the revenues of Caribbean Airlines (CAL).
Sookai said once CAL begins to get a revenue stream, it may prevent any possible lay-offs.
On the issue of vaccines, Sookhai added he was pleased “that the authorities are willing to work with the business community to ensure that a mass vaccination drive gets underway.”
Sookai said the CCIC has already spoken to the various stakeholders and associations and they have written the relevant authorities seeking 2,000 vaccines.