There is concern from the Diego North East Member of Parliament, Colm Imbert, that the current state of emergency is hurting the tourism sector and the country’s image.
Speaking Saturday during debate on the motion to extend the state of emergency, Mr. Imbert said the nation is feeling the effects of the measure and the tourism sector is also showing a decline in activity because of the development.
Mr. Imbert said the business sector is finding it tough to stay competitive because of the government’s latest crime fighting initiative.
However, Foreign Affairs and Communications Minister, Dr Suruj Rambachan, insisted there is support coming from the diplomatic community towards the move.
Minister Rambachan assured the government is not taking lightly the concerns of the business arena during this serious period.
Contributing to the debate Opposition Leader, Dr Keith Rowley, said the government needs to tell the nation what was the real reason why it had to impose of state of emergency.
Dr Rowley questioned whether the police service had vital information to arrest persons they claim belong to gangs.