THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY IS WELCOMING THE ANNOUNCEMENT BY FINANCE MINISTER COLM IMBERT  THAT PROMISED LOANS FOR SMALL AND MEDIUM-SIZED BUSINESSES WILL COME ON STREAM THIS WEEK.

AT A VIRTUAL MEDIA CONFERENCE, IMBERT SAID THE LOANS ARE WORTH A TOTAL OF 300 MILLION DOLLARS.

BUT THE PRESIDENT OF THE TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO COALITION OF SERVICES INDUSTRIES SAYS THERE IS CONCERN ABOUT WHICH COMPANIES WILL QUALIFY.

GEISHA KOWLESSAR-ALONZO HAS MORE IN TONIGHT’S BUSINESS WATCH.