President of the San Fernando Business Association, Daphne Bartlett, agreed that the immigrations laws and policies need to be strictly enforced.
"I know of people who want to come and live in Trinidad legally, Caribbean people, and they cannot do so because of the difficulties they have to encounter.
But I do not know which back door these people are coming through," she
also raised concerns about health standards at these businesses and called on the Ministry of Health to do its homework She
related an experience in which she
visited a Chinese-run grocery in Marabella, some time ago, and was mortified by the grimey carts customers were expected to use.
"The place must be kept clean," she
said there must be law and order if the society is expected to progress.