Port-of-Spain Mayor Joel Martinez, Trade Minister Paula Gopee-Scoon and DOMA president Gregory Aboud during a walkabout on the first day of the retail sector’s reopening along Frederick Street, Port-of-Spain, yesterday.

After being closed for more than three months, just about 85 per cent of retail stores in downtown Port of Spain reopened. DOMA president Gregory Aboud confirmed that some stores had to remain closed due to ongoing rent negotiations, but he is certain more will re-open soon.  As we hear in this report, employees were happy to be back at work and customers were excited about purchasing much-needed items. Carisa Lee and Neil Romain have more.