Trinidad and Tobago casino bosses expecting the worst
15 Aug 2007
RINIDAD AND TOBAGO -- As reported by Newsday: "The casino industry in Trinidad and Tobago is bracing itself for next Monday's Budget. Yesterday, President of the Association of Members' Clubs (AMC) Brian Phillips, said that he was not optimistic about the upcoming presentation, but called on Government to stick by promises it made to the workers of the casino industry, if it does indeed go ahead with plans to shut the industry down.
"Specifically, Phillips called on Government to reveal plans to retrain the thousands of workers in the casino-industry who will be on the breadline if the industry is shut down.
"...In last year's Budget presentation, Prime Minister Patrick Manning said that Government was strongly against the proliferation of casinos in Trinidad and Tobago..."