The Barkeepers & Operators Association of Trinidad & Tobago has appointed Satesh Moonasar as Interim President and he is replacing Teron Mohan who held the position for the past few months.
The Association also issued an apology to the Prime Minister and the general public for statements made by Mr. Mohan.
According to the Guardian Newspaper, he described the PM’s move to allocate $10 million to assist bar and restaurant employees as a “a slap in the face”, adding that it was not adequate to offset expenses.
However, the Association said the the statement made “was unprofessional and does not reflect nor represent the views of the Association’s executive and its members”.
It added that while the financial support offered to the employees is greatly appreciated, it may not adequately suffice the needs of the vast amount affected.
The Association said “it is much needed support for the industry especially during this Yuletide season. The association welcomes future support and co-operation if restrictions continue.”
The Association says its goal is to help its members by engaging in positive communication with necessary stakeholders and does not condone this behaviour in any way.
It added that its executive has taken full responsibility for Mr Mohan’s unfortunate statement and the matter has been dealt with accordingly.