Tobago Chamber in turmoil as George quits

To­ba­go Cham­ber of In­dus­try and Com­merce vice chair­man Mar­tin George has re­signed.

George, who was part of the new man­age­ment com­mit­tee head­ed by new chair­man Claude Benoit, was elect­ed and in­stalled along­side Benoit in March this year.

But in a shock­ing turn of events, Benoit was re­moved from his po­si­tion by an ex­ec­u­tive vote be­fore George, who was to take over as chair­man, re­signed and made the de­ci­sion pub­lic via a state­ment on his Face­book page on Tues­day night.

Chamber welcomes Budget measures

The Chamber of Industry and Commerce has welcomed the measures announced the 2019 Budget by Finance Minister Colm Imbert.

The Chamber says it is satisfied that the minister adopted some of its recommendations.

The following is the Chamber's response to the Budget.

"Following the delivery of the National Budget 2018/2019 this afternoon the Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce wishes to note the Minister of Finance’s positive and ambitious plans for the next fiscal year and beyond.

Chamber condemns OWTU's "irresponsible" call to mobilise

The Chamber of Industry and Commerce is calling on citizens all Petrotrin stakeholders to adopt a level-headed approach and work collaboratively for a successful way forward.

The Chamber said in a statement Monday that it deems the call by the president of the Oilfields Workers Trade Union (OWTU), a retrograde step that may simply serve to undermine the economy, and ultimately harm the very persons it is intended to help.

Sangre Grande Chamber wants resumption of Cumuto highway

The Sangre Grande Chamber of Commerce says the resumption of work on the Cumuto to Manzanilla Highway will benefit the community.

According to the Chamber, the proposed Churchill Roosevelt highway extension will create employment, development and attract investments in the eastern region.

The business group says it is committed to the enhancement of the community and preservation of its natural treasures.

Mid-Year Review: Chamber encouraged but cautious

The Chamber of Industry and Commerce says it is encouraged by some of the issues raised by Finance Minister Colm Imbert in the Mid-Year Review but remains cautious as the Minister's optimism is based on energy prices.

The Chamber issued the following statement on the Mid-Year Review:

"The Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce notes the optimism expressed by the Minister of Finance in today’s Mid-Year Budget Review.

Chamber: Galleons Passage is a retrograde step for Tobago

Ther Chamber of Industry and Commerce is expressing concern over the collapse of the ferry service between Trinidad and Tobago and says the Galleons Passage is a retrograde step for Tobago.

The Chamber issued a statement on the seabridge problems, on Monday.

"The Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce (TTCIC) is extremely concerned by what is now an almost-total collapse of the ferry service between the two islands.

Chamber celebrates Weekes as first female president

The Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce says it is celebrating the appointment of President Paula-Mae Weekes, Trinidad and Tobago's new head of state.

"Her Excellency has had a long and progressive judicial career that has no doubt prepared her well for her new presidential role, and the T&T Chamber looks forward to her good governance and effective decision making," the Chamber says in a statement issued Monday.

Couva Chamber president attacked and stabbed at businessplace

President of the Couva/Point Lisas Chamber of Industry and Commerce, Liaquat Ali has been stabbed by a man at his Couva business place.

However, he was treated at the San Fernando General Hospital and has been discharged.

Ali is the owner of Old Mac Agro Supplies Limited and Trinidad Parboil Limited.

Ali was approached by a man who pulled out a knife as the two got into a heated argument.

He was first taken to the Couva Distratic Hospital and then transferred to the San Fernando General Hospital for treatment.