T&T Bar Owners Threaten To Sue Over Reduced Hours

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Trinidad Guardian:– A large group of bar owners and operators have threatened to sue the State over a recent move to reduce their hours of businesses under ongoing COVID-19 public health regulations.

In the pre-action protocol letter sent to Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh and the Office of the Attorney General yesterday afternoon, lawyers representing the Barkeepers and Operators Association of T&T (BOATT), which is headed by interim president Teron Mohan, claimed that the change announced soon after such establishments were allowed to reopen late last month was inherently discriminatory.

According to the letter, which was obtained by Guardian Media, the association is contending that the move gave businesses that operate as restaurants/bars an unfair advantage, as they are allowed to open until 10 pm as opposed to 8 pm for businesses that are solely considered bars.

(Read more at:-  https://guardian.co.tt/news/bar-owners-threaten-to-sue-over-reduced-hours-6.2.1151553.8d6d0d4c72)

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