Interim President Bar Owners/Operators Association of T&T, Teron Mohan said today’s protest is meant to bring light to the financial strain with which several bar owners have been under since COVID-19 lock down measures.
Speaking with members of the media this morning outside the White House, Mohan said that while they understand the current Health Ordinance Regulations, he says all bar owners should not be penalized for a few errant owners.
Mohan said they have not been able to sustain their business properly since re-opening and with the regulated 8pm closure.
Mohan criticized the closing time saying that the virus can-not stop spreading at 8pm.
He also said errant bar owners should face the full brunt of the law, but is today pleading with authorities to sit and meet to discuss the way forward for the industry.
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