Commissioner of Police, Gary Griffith, has met with representatives of the Barkeepers and Operators Association of Trinidad and Tobago (BOATT) to discuss matters affecting their industry arising from the Covid-19 pandemic and the Public Health Ordinance Regulations.
The meeting took place on Tuesday 23rd February, 2021, at the Police Administration Building, Port of Spain, and was also attended by Supt. (Ag.) Lincoln Daly.
BOATT President, Satesh Moonesar, and Director, Anil Maraj, said the association was concerned about perceived inconsistencies in the enforcement of the Covid-19 regulations and stated their desire to work with the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) to resolve the issue.
Commissioner Griffith agreed to help facilitate discussions between the association and Divisional Heads to address the various issues facing the group’s members.
He also asked the association representatives to continue to ensure that their members maintain social distancing guidelines and sanitisation practices to minimise the spread of the virus.
Commissioner Griffith also raised the issues of noise pollution and indiscriminate parking and urged that barkeepers do all in their power to ensure these problems do not adversely affect the residents of the communities in which they operate.
He also promised to keep the lines of communication open among himself, the TTPS, and the BOATT moving forward.