Tobago Chamber celebrates 75th Anniversary

By Victor Laptiste

The Tobago Chamber of Commerce is in its 75th year of operations in Tobago. Over the years it has made significant contributions to the everyday life of all our citizens.

Within recent years it has had to dispel the perception that membership in the Chamber was for an exclusive fraternity like millionaire businessmen, bankers and hoteliers.

Chairman David Wong who is the youngest ever Chairman in the history of the Chamber has brought a breath of fresh air to the organisation.

He has just completed his first year at the helm, is well known throughout the island and has been in business all his life. The Chamber has four Standing Committees, namely: - Inter-Island Transport, Security, Environment and Business Development.

It usually communicates with various stakeholders in the economy and submits recommendations to the THA on matters for inclusion in the Annual Budget.

The Chamber continues to advance proposals to the Port Authority to make adjustments to its Drydocking schedules of the Inter Island Ferries which for the last few years have been at the most inappropriate times when the traffic is at its peak and has resulted in untold hardship to thousands of travelers.

Discussions are also underway with the management of Caribbean Airlines to increase significantly the number of seats available on the air-bridge over the Easter period.

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Anonymous said on Saturday, Mar 24 at 10:11 PM

Good luck you will need it

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ATLANTA GONIAN said on Monday, Mar 26 at 7:39 PM

"indian girl" You are a real dummy.The only thing produced from a bag of coals is energy.Coals has more energy per BTU content than natural gas and oil.Your indo trini talk is typically the reason why tobagonians dont trust your kind.Spineless as always,same indo trinis,spineless during the 1980 coup attempt.Don't think we are stupid.Came home one year for two weeks and had to run your kind off my family land picking fruits as if it belonged to them.Go back to your mudland in trinidad and deal with your own kind,don't try to compare tobagonians to coal,why we are black as coal,thats ok ,there is energy and strength unlike you with your disgusting blog.

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atlanta gonian said on Monday, Mar 26 at 7:46 PM

We have our land and that gives us an independent voice that you can't have.Same land you want from us so that you can dominate us just like you do to the black trinidadians,treat them like garbage,you can try that with the black tobagogonians but most of them not going to take it.Prove me wrong! Congatulations to the Tobago Chamber of Commerce i wish you much success and i will be joining you soon,stay strong and keep up the good work.

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Anonymous said on Tuesday, Mar 27 at 4:35 AM

Atlanta loving you so much,well said

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goat mouth said on Wednesday, Mar 28 at 3:51 PM

I hope it will be a truthful and honest in all its dealings, some how I doubt it

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