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Maracas Bay vendors eager to sell again

Since the lock­down, many of the Mara­cas ven­dors have had do oth­er things to make a liv­ing

As spec­u­la­tion mounts that COVID-19 pub­lic health re­stric­tions could be lift­ed this week­end, many busi­ness­es at the pop­u­lar Mara­cas Bay are al­ready plan­ning to re­open.

Victor Gill Ramirez

Trinidad Guardian vis­it­ed the beach yes­ter­day and many ven­dors were seen prepar­ing their stalls and bars.

Victor Gill

The own­ers of Pop­u­lar Mara­cas spot, Un­cle Sam and Sons Bake and Shark were seen paint­ing and spruc­ing up their lo­ca­tion with an­tic­i­pa­tion that on Sat­ur­day, Prime Min­is­ter Dr Kei­th Row­ley would re­open the beach­es

«Hear­ing word that the gov­ern­ment is go­ing to open the beach and oth­er av­enues in the coun­try I feel proud I feel great about it. So im­me­di­ate­ly what I kick in­to ac­tion as you can see start do­ing ren­o­va­tions and some prepa­ra­tions and prepar­ing my place for that grand open­ing», Micheal Pierre, own­er of the pop­u­lar eatery said.

Since the lock­down, many of the Mara­cas ven­dors have had do oth­er things to make a liv­ing.

«Out of evil cometh good, a lot of us would have turned to dif­fer­ent as­pects and do dif­fer­ent things and from the minute that lock­down came I start­ed to think ahead,» he said

«I di­ver­si­fy and opened up a gro­cery that has my busi­ness sur­viv­ing to­day and this pro­vid­ed for many on the North Coast and those com­ing to the area.»

But ven­dor Suchan Singh said things have been bad.

He said some days he could count the num­ber of cus­tomers he sees.

He said he will wel­come any move by the Gov­ern­ment to re­move the re­stric­tions. He said he would fi­nal­ly be able to «make a prop­er liv­ing.»

Singh has al­ready had to lay off work­ers and sup­port them by de­liv­er­ing ham­pers to them

«I have a sug­ges­tion if they want to kind of con­trol the con­gre­ga­tion with the peo­ple com­ing to­geth­er at the beach why not give the life­guards the pow­er to kind of keep the peo­ple apart just a sug­ges­tion and that may help», he said

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