‘Ras Ipa’ Questions Logic Of Temporary Commercial Fishing Ban

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The President of the Saint Lucia Vendors Association, Peter ‘Ras Ipa’ Isaac, has questioned the logic of the government’s temporary commercial fishing ban, while at the same timeĀ  Saint Lucia focusses on getting more tourists from the United States.

He recalled that Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has disclosed that with the COVID-19 lockdown in Britain, Saint Lucia will be shifting its tourism attention to the United States.

But Isaac notes that the virus the virus is spreading rapidly in the US.

“I don’t know what kind of logic that is,” he told St Lucia Times.

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“We are little people and it looks like we are the people being targetted to suffer more and this is grossly unfair,” he declared.

The government has suspended commercial fishing outings for one week.

According to the prime minister, it’s in a bid to stop the illegal entry into Saint Lucia by people seeking to get out of Martinique which has instituted a COVID-19 lockdown.

But ‘Ras Ipa’ says the Allen Chastanet administration while seeking to close the ‘back door’ is opening the ‘front door’ to visitors from the United States.

“There is no evidence to show that there are cases of back door that have caused the surge in the number of Coronavirus that we have been experiencing so far,” the President of the Vendors Association stated.

He explained that once a country starts opening its doors to countries in the world which have recorded a lot of COVID-19 cases, it follows that the country doing so will have more cases of the potentially deadly virus.

 

 

Isaac said that poor people need continuous income support

 

 

 

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