DOMA: Wreckers wrecking business in downtown Port-of-Spain

The Downtown Owners and Merchants Association (DOMA) is complaining that the wrecking service is destroying business in the capital city.

DOMA says it cannot understand the logic of wrecking delivery vehicles.

The Association issued the following statement on Tuesday:

"We write to make public our appeal for help regarding the growing aggression of the wrecker service in downtown Port-of-Spain.

DOMA maintains "Port-of-Spain is open for business"

The Downtown Owners and Merchants Association (DOMA) says that despite the negatives associated with disruptions in the capital city, the capital is open for business.

DOMA says it must seek to protect the image of the country, despite the fact that the negative occurrences have affected investment from both overseas and internally.

DOMA issued the following statement on Monday:

DOMA: Less Gov't control of foreign exchange distribution needed, not more

The Downtown Owners and Merchants Association (DOMA) says there is a need for less control of foreign exchange distribution, and not more.

The comments comes as DOMA says it has taken note of remarks made by the Finance Minister suggesting the need for more control.

DOMA issued the following statement on Thursday;

DOMA does not agree that foreign exchange shortage is only reason restaurants failed

The Downtown Owners and Merchants Association (DOMA) does not agree that the shortage of foreign exchange is the main reason why two restaurants in T&T have decided to close down.

DOMA is taking issue with media coverage that suggest that foreign exchange shortage played a major role.

The following is DOMA's statement:

"We write to advise of our concerns regarding media coverage of recent restaurants closings in the Port-of-Spain area.

DOMA calls on government to address crime problem

Another business organisation is calling on the government to take immediate steps to address the crime situation and tell the nation what its' crime plan is.

In a release, the Downtown Owners and Merchants’ Association is demanding that Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley lead this initiative.

DOMA says that a weekly meeting of divisional commanders, including the minister of national security, the commissioner of police, DCP’s and relevant ACP’s be convened at the Prime Minister's office with the haste that the task of saving lives requires.