On November 21st, Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley announced that $10 million would be allocated to assist bars who have been severely affected by the restrictions to their business.
But, since the announcement, the Barkeepers & Operators Association of Trinidad & Tobago (BOATT) said it has yet to receive any clarification on the allocation.
With most of its members and their staff in need, BOATT has now written to the Minister of Finance Colm Imbert requesting an update concerning the proposed $10 million.
Anil Maharaj, BOATT’s Public Relations Officer said they wrote the Minister of Finance seeking guidance on “Methods and ways as to how to apply and the criteria.”
The group hopes to meet soon with the Minister so that their members, especially the hardest hit, can pay their employees ahead of Christmas celebrations.