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Derek Chin said: “I think it is a positive step. Government is taking a chance but I think it realises that it has to start opening the economy. So I congratulate it on taking that bold step,” External link

newsday-tt Friday, September 24, 2021 8:31:00 AM CEST

Peter George said: “It is some kind of cat-and-mouse game,” “Government is saying we are not telling you what to do, but if you don’t get it (vaccinated) you can’t work or you can't access certain good and services” External link

newsday-tt Friday, September 24, 2021 8:31:00 AM CEST

Peter George said: “I don’t care what New York or anywhere else is doing. We have to develop policies that would suit our country. In supermarkets, public transportation and all of these other places you don’t have to be vaccinated. I don’t understand how you could go to a supermarket unvaccinated but you can’t go to a restaurant for in-house dining,” “Government should come out, go into parliament, debate and legislate mandatory vaccinations for the entire country and put an end to it” External link

newsday-tt Friday, September 24, 2021 8:31:00 AM CEST

Peter George said: “Clearly the answer now is we will not let them (unvaccinated staff) come out to work, because there will be fines levied against the owners,” “The PM also made it clear that is it is our responsibility. So the short answer is no” External link

newsday-tt Friday, September 24, 2021 8:31:00 AM CEST

Derek Chin added: “We have a situation where we will have to protect our employees and patrons,” External link

newsday-tt Friday, September 24, 2021 8:31:00 AM CEST

Peter George asked: “If you are creating government-enforced safe zones with only vaccinated employees and customers, then what is the problem with serving alcohol,” External link

newsday-tt Friday, September 24, 2021 8:31:00 AM CEST

Paula Mae Weekes said: “On this 45th an­niver­sary of our na­tion be­com­ing a Re­pub­lic, as we cross the bridge be­tween past and fu­ture, we must make a frank, dis­pas­sion­ate and thor­ough as­sess­ment of where we are as in­di­vid­u­als, in­sti­tu­tions and a peo­ple and, equal­ly im­por­tant, the part we played in get­ting here. On­ly then can we have any hope of ar­riv­ing at a re­al­is­tic and shared vi­sion for Trinidad and To­ba­go,” External link

Triniad-guardian Friday, September 24, 2021 6:27:00 AM CEST

Keith Rowley said: “Today, I could tell you that the Government has rejected that advice and the Government stays with its original position,” External link

trinidadexpress Friday, September 24, 2021 3:58:00 AM CEST

Keith Rowley added: “These are deci­sions, not by anybody bullying anybody, but by free choice. You can’t have a freer choice than that, and it’s being done in an environment of luxury where the vaccines ­approved for children are available in Trinidad and Tobago and come in a programme of preparation... and as students become more and more vaccinated, if they are, they will join their colleagues at the schoolhouse” External link

trinidadexpress Friday, September 24, 2021 3:58:00 AM CEST

Keith Rowley said: “That is good news. It means that the vaccines that we have in hand will not be dumped after November,” External link

trinidadexpress Friday, September 24, 2021 3:58:00 AM CEST

Keith Rowley said: “But look at my predicament: if we allow the vaccines that we got in the first tranche to not be utilised and to be wasted, do you really see success in going back to the US and saying since we wasted the last batch you’ve given us and we had to dump half of it, could you give us some more, please, like Oliver Twist?” External link

trinidadexpress Friday, September 24, 2021 3:58:00 AM CEST

Keith Rowley said: “Very firm action was taken in Australia and Canada. Very firm action,” “If some of those actions were taken in Trinidad and Tobago, we would not get the same result..” External link

trinidadexpress Friday, September 24, 2021 3:58:00 AM CEST

Peter George said: “I am vaccinated, we have done everything in our power to encourage our staff to be vaccinated but my biggest concern is the divisiveness that this virus has caused placing the business community, all restaurants, cinemas, bars, casinos to face the brunt of it” External link

trinidadexpress Friday, September 24, 2021 3:27:00 AM CEST

Kiran Singh told: “Carrying an immunisation card on your person is somewhat impractical, so we would hope that there would be an electronic method of proving vaccination status. And finally, the fines for not adhering to the new regulations would require some legislation,” External link

trinidadexpress Friday, September 24, 2021 3:27:00 AM CEST

Keith Rowley said: “We were therefore in line to ask for and receive another 600,000 Pfizer vaccines. But look at my predicament. If the vaccines of the first tranche are not utilised, and wasted, do you really see success in going back to the Americans and saying, ‘We wasted the last tranche you’ve given us. Could you give us some more, please?’ like Oliver Twist?” External link

newsday-tt Friday, September 24, 2021 12:30:00 AM CEST

Gideon Dickson said: “Since then to now the leave of our officers have been restricted,” External link

trinidadexpress Thursday, September 23, 2021 3:29:00 PM CEST

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