News 4Consultations are ongoing with various interest groups as Tobago prepares its proposed bill for self-government of the island.

The latest such meeting-which lasted over two hours-took place recently between the Forum of Political Parties, which is leading the island’s self-government efforts and eight trade unions.

Discussions were held at the Calder Hall Administrative Complex.

Reports say the representatives of the unions and an industrial relations consultant presented some useful ideas and recommendations during the meeting.

Their submissions will be studied by the Forum as it moves forward to finalize the Bill.

The Forum has also written to the leaders of the island’s political parties requesting written submissions or discussions with their representatives.