Chamber pushes on for minimum wage pause, BPT rollback
By Nestor Licanto February 24, 2020
The growing coronavirus threat has the business community very worried. Chamber of Commerce President Catherine Castro was hopeful of some positive news from the Governor’s State of the Island address today as they seek ways to soften the blow of an anticipated slump in tourism.
The global travel slowdown is already impacting local businesses says Castro, and they’re hearing every day from worried companies wondering if the government will be there to help.
“You have to make hard decisions,” she said. “As a business community, we look to our government. We’re asking them can we work together on this, can we come to a compromise on something that we can continue to pay our taxes, continue to employ our people, and get through this together.”