Bar owners fear more closures, job losses

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    Bar owners in T&T feel like they have been cast aside with no concern of how they and employees are to provide for their families.

    The Barkeepers and Operators Association is concerned that the further extension of measures to curb in-house dining at bars and restaurants will further exacerbate their financial strain.

    As a result, it says, the industry will not be able to sustain operations, stating that more businesses will shut their doors and they anticipate further job loss.

    The association is pleading with the government to have open dialogue with them on a way forward, stating it is desperately needed for the survival of the food and beverage sector.