Tobago House of Assembly (THA) Minority Leader Watson Duke is calling upon Chief Secretary Kelvin Charles to come up with a plan to ensure that business places are protected during flooding. Additionally, he is calling for insurance from the State for all fishermen.
Duke was speaking during a Facebook live video on Sunday, mere hours after heavy rains and strong gusts associated with Tropical Storm Karen wreaked havoc in Tobago, triggering widespread flooding and damage to residential and commercial properties.
Duke, the political leader of the Progressive Democratic Patriots (PDP) and electoral representative for Roxborough/Delaford said, “We want to call upon the THA and ask the THA, in particular, what policies they have in place to ensure that business persons are protected during these periods. What type of insurance, what type of support they have in place to ensure should it happen (again) by some strange stroke of (bad) luck, how can they be protected by the policies and the regulations of the Government…What is in place?”