Sister isle loses $25M due to ferry crisis


STAFF at some Tobago hotels are now working just a three-day work-week due to the island’s economic crisis caused by inter-island transport woes, said Chris James of the Tobago Hotel and Tourism Association. On top of previous woes, the seabridge problems have now been the final straw for many hospitality operators, he told the Joint Select Committee (JSC) on the inter-island ferry service at its hearing yesterday in Tobago.

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