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The Arima Borough Council is taking action to address illegal vending.

It describes the situation as getting out of control.

However, Arima Mayor, Lisa Morris Julien, in a News Power Now interview this afternoon explained that an arrangement is in place at the borough’s market to properly accommodate vendors who ply their trade on the streets.

The Arima Mayor also appealed to citizens to patronize goods provided by legitimate vendors at the approved location.

 

One trade union contends that workers should not be made to feel the brunt of tough economic times through job cuts.

The Oilfield Workers Trade Union claims that the situation is being experienced in both the public and private sectors.

OWTU Education and Research Officer, Ozzie Warwick, in a News Power Now interview this afternoon said that addressing the development meaningful can result in a return by the labour movement to the National Tripartite Advisory Council.

 

The Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard reveals it has no positive sighting as yet of Dinesh Mahabir of Marabella who reportedly disappeared during a swim with two other persons.

News Power Now understands that the incident took place around 6am at a beach near Frontin Road Guayaguayare on Sunday.

Public Relations Officer of the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard, Sherron Manswell, in an interview with our News Room this afternoon confirmed that searches started yesterday and continues today.

 

The Contractors Association of Trinidad and Tobago is reporting that the industry is picking up momentum.

Officials in the sector have revealed that the sector has been adversely affected by a slowdown of construction activity with some contractors forced to lay off workers or close operations.

However, Ramlogan Roopnarinesingh, CATT President, in a News Power Now interview this afternoon said there are signs of renewed development in the sector which is an encouraging feature.

Mr Roopnarinesingh noted that the group is finalizing a symposium to be held soon where contractors can highlight challenges they face and also put forward recommendations.

 

The Tobago Division of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce says it has received feedback that prices on some items on the island have increased.

It attributes this development to the level of unpredictability in sea transportation between Port of Spain and Scarborough.

President of the organization, Demi John Cruickshank, in a News Power Now interview this afternoon warned that prices will continue to go up if reliability does not return to the system.

He confirmed that on Friday the group met with officials of the Port Authority of Trinidad and Tobago and it is hoped that commitments given at that meeting will materialize.