While beaches are open today, indoor dining at restaurants and fast food outlets remain unavailable and some business owners are voicing their displeasure.
Businessman Peter George has described the Prime Minister’s decision to leave restrictions in place for bars and restaurants as a ‘travesty.’
George, who is the chief executive officer of the Trent Restaurant Group which includes restaurants like Trotters, Buzo, Amara and Blue Star Diner said on Saturday he will now be forced to close more of his restaurants and send workers home.
“I do not agree with this. Not just from the restaurant perspective, because what happens in the next two weeks we do not even know if we can open in two weeks,” George said about the decision to keep restrictions in place barring dine-in services at bars and restaurants.
“Public servants, the Prime Minister, ministers, MPs on both sides of the aisle, senators on both sides of the aisle, state board chairmen, state employees, civil servants, public servants have all been paid in full for the last nine months.”
George has accused Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley of not having the courage to make the difficult decisions.
“Our prime minister has been blown out of the sky by the likes of (Mia) Mottley, (Allen) Chastanet, (Andrew) Holness, even (Bharrat) Jagdeo and (Keith) Mitchell. We have done nothing but throw a cold blanket on this because we don’t understand the problem. None of them have skin in the game.”
George said the entire country is now ‘paying the cake’ for Rowley’s decisions.