The Barkeepers and Operators Association of Trinidad and Tobago (BOATT) is today in favour of the move made by the Trinidad and Tobago Promoters’ Association (TTPA) and various Restauranteurs for their recent statements concerning restrictions within the Entertainment and Food & Beverage sector.
BOAT claims that bar owners and employees have been left to fend for themselves, even in light of following the current health and safety regulations.
In a media release issued today, BOAT says “the bar industry is the heartbeat of Trinidad and Tobago’s tourism sector and is an integral part of our culture, we have provided the stage throughout our twin island state to new and rising artists to showcase their talent of which most has developed into the international artistes.”
“While promoters provide a stage for our artiste and the ‘vibes’ for our people during carnival time, we the bar owners provide the same opportunity and ‘vibes’ 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to our local artist and talent free of charge.”
The Barkeepers and Operators Association of Trinidad and Tobago said they are looking forward to meeting with the Minister of Health, Finance and the Chief Medical Officer coming weeks; this they say in an attempt to access financial support and determine the way forward for the safe reopening of their industry.