The meeting will be held at a top businessman’s home in an upscale area in West Trinidad. It has been arranged at Manning’s request, by UDeCOTT’s new chairman, Jearlean John.
Manning requested to meet with the powerful, tight-knit Syrian Lebanese community, whose members control the majority of businesses in Port of Spain and who have been long-standing financiers of the ruling People’s National Movement (PNM).
TV6 reported that the meeting is a direct response to what Manning saw as the very positive response given to Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar and her team on Tuesday, when she addressed a Downtown Owners and Merchants Association (DOMA) luncheon.
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Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar says there must be a relationship between business and politics in order to bring about change in the country. She was the guest speaker at the Downtown Owners and Merchants Association’s (Doma) quarterly business meeting at the Jaffa Restaurant, Queen’s Park Oval, Port-of-Spain, on Tuesday. Persad-Bissessar was responding to a statement by Doma president Gregory Aboud during his address.
Kamla extends hand to business sector March 24, 2010
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