The Tobago Hotel and Tourism Association contends that challenges affecting the inter-island ferry service have caused many locals to visit other Caribbean and international destinations.
Christopher James T.H.T.A. President highlighted the issue during today’s sitting of the Joint Select Committee on Land and Physical Infrastructure.
The sitting took place at the Victor E. Bruce Financial Complex, Scarborough, Tobago.
It enquired into the state of the agricultural and fisheries industries in Tobago.
Another T.H.T.A. representative Kaye Trotman noted the need for a more robust private sector in Tobago.
Junior Archie, Trustee in the Tobago Agricultural Society, during his deliberation, focused on the revitalization of the cocoa and coconut industries and the benefits that can be derived.
JSC member Franklin Khan emphasized the benefits of ensuring food security on the sister isle.
However, Karl Murray Technical Officer in the Division of Food Production, Forestry and Fisheries in the Tobago House of Assembly claimed that the issue of food security has not been given the kind of attention it deserves in the past by the state.
Meanwhile, JSC Chairman, Stephen Creese in his closing remarks spoke about the impact of the labour shortage situation on various sectors and how it can be resolved.