A customer, left, gets service from an attendant at Mumtaz Enterprises, Gulf City Mall, Lowlands, Tobago yesterday.

Scarborough, Tobago returned to a sense of normalcy yesterday as scores of people showed up for work at public offices.

Various retail outlets located in the developed, western side of the island also opened their doors for business.

The Valuation Division offices were open as well as the Register’s General’s offices.

Employees working with the Elections and Boundaries Commission (EBC) showed up for work. However, a notice posted on the doors of the EBC indicated that the EBC would be open to the public on June 8.

At the National Insurance Board (NIB), a 40-year-old father and displaced hotel employee said he is getting a run-around for the promised social relief grants.

At the Port of Scarborough, business was slow with persons entering the port to seek passage to T&T. At the Port Mall, several businesses reopened.

Olive Henry who runs a health food store said business was slow.

Henry said the last two months was tough on her but she survived and spent her extra time in agriculture.

Meena Ramdeen who runs a kiosk selling replica watches said she was glad to reopen and hoped that sales would again pick up.

At the Gulf City Mall, Lowlands, people lined up outside the Courts department store to purchase appliances and other items.

Mohammed Nassir-Uddin who operates Mumtaz Enterprises, a company that sells cellphones, said consumers came looking for new phones and accessories.

Nassir-Uddin said his stocks are low and he would not expect it to be replenished until the next two weeks.

Consumers at the mall were in search of new clothing and underwear.

At Caribbean Airlines at Crown Point, there was a short line of persons waiting to purchase tickets.

Staff said the airline added two additional flights a day making it a total of four daily flights.