Examine restaurants along East-West Corridor
Many of us are hearing of the recent crackdown on restaurants and other food outlets, as well as the closure of some of these places. Great job by the mayor of San Fernando, who first started this in the interest of the health and well-being of his burgesses. What some of us would like to know is why someone other than the health authorities must initiate this action?
As someone who has worked in these places, and having seen what goes on behind closed doors, I am calling on the Health Minister and his team of inspectors to do a rigid examination of all the food outlets along the East-West Corridor, especially as we are seeing so many popping up at such a rapid rate.
While we have no objection to foreigners operating a lot of these places, it leaves us to wonder if the people involved have a proper licence, if there is a regular supply of water and if the toilets are in good working order and are cleaned regularly for the public’s use.
On inspection, you will discover that some fast-food places like the chicken and chips, pizza and burger outlets have toilets that have no proper locks, poor lighting, no paper and sometimes no water. These places make a lot of money and they can afford to pay workers to maintain clean premises. No wonder we have a nation of sick people.
On the topic of toilets, Hon Dr Fuad Khan, please pay a visit to the toilets at City Gate and tell us if you would use facilities like those. The doors don’t close properly, no locks on some, the tanks are open as the lids were probably broken, we still have to pull an overhead chain to flush and there is dirt between the tiles. The workers try their best to keep the area clean, but we need proper-functioning ones if we have to improve the quality of life of the people of this country.