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Irresponsible!

Irresponsible!

That’s how Attorney General and Minister of Home Affairs Adriel Brathwaite has responded to reports that at least one local supermarket chain has opened for business amid the passage of a tropical storm.

Reports are that in addition to Carlton & A1 Supermarkets, several branches a local fast-food chain have opened for business today even though the island is currently under a tropical storm warning.

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However, during a press briefing the office of Department of Emergency Services a short while ago, Brathwaite called on businesses to consider the safety of their employees,while stressing that once a national shut down was called it was mandatory for companies to comply.

During the briefing, the Acting DEM head Kerry Hinds also reported that sections of St Thomas, St Joseph, Christ Church and St Michael were without electricity. She also said that so far one three persons had reported to the 20 emergency  Government shelters since yesterday.

Earlier today Tropical Storm Matthew formed out of a strong tropical wave that has been dumping heavy rains on the island.

 

19 Responses to Irresponsible!

  1. Alex Alleyne September 28, 2016 at 1:04 pm

    Where is the Fast Food logo plastered all over in this article ?. It should have been next to the super market one that is listed.
    FAIR , right?????.

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    • Veronica September 28, 2016 at 7:14 pm

      “However, during a press briefing the office of Department of Emergency Services a short while ago, Brathwaite called on businesses to consider the safety of their employees,while stressing that once a national shut down was called it was mandatory for companies to comply.”

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      • Veronica September 28, 2016 at 7:15 pm

        Ooops wrong comment

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  2. Hal Austin September 28, 2016 at 1:05 pm

    Is it compulsory to close, or just advisory?

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    • Veronica September 28, 2016 at 7:15 pm

      “However, during a press briefing the office of Department of Emergency Services a short while ago, Brathwaite called on businesses to consider the safety of their employees,while stressing that once a national shut down was called it was mandatory for companies to comply.”

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  3. Dan Vaughn
    Dan Vaughn September 28, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    Sooo why would they not be brought to justice for breaching a direct order.That’s a classic case of disrespect to the govt and the DEM.U see now where we r apart in this country

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  4. Dan Vaughn
    Dan Vaughn September 28, 2016 at 1:14 pm

    What if any of the employees get hurt real bad ? They know ppl want jobs bad and would do anything to keep them

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  5. Janelle Andrew
    Janelle Andrew September 28, 2016 at 1:24 pm

    bajans encourage them don’t call me till the all clear is given i aint leaving my house not for somebody’s $1 no matter how badly i may need it ….. my life matter more than your business
    we as bajans need to take a stand not the rich man gine continue to take advantage

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  6. Joan Wickham
    Joan Wickham September 28, 2016 at 1:26 pm

    look who talking about irresponsibility,hahhaha, if the employees are so stupid as to left home, that is their problem, they were warned,

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  7. Cisco Wolf
    Cisco Wolf September 28, 2016 at 1:29 pm

    1) So someone left home to shop during the warning? Interesting.
    2) About that bail thing and releasing mur……..oh nevermind.

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    • Andrew September 28, 2016 at 8:05 pm

      LOL…I joined here to make a similar comment my friend…the goodly AG has seen a way to distract from his gross inefficiencies and hurriedly jumped on it…this is really nothing for him to be speaking to when so many other issues need to be addressed in this country. We copy America in almost everything…and when it is snowing or raining they go to work. I am sure that some persons were happy to see those places open today…I give you no wrong Andrew Bynoe nor Andrew Halloute…soon I maybe called out and I will have to go as well for the sake of serving…let those who can only criticise but cannot start a meaningful contribution to any discussion start!!! Put your Creator in front and pray…I wish even the critics well!!!

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  8. Alana B September 28, 2016 at 2:41 pm

    Even in the midst of danger, some employers choose to put their employees and possibly desperate patrons lives at risk to ensure they continue to profit?

    What value does ‘business’ place on human life?

    Is it that we continue to live in a Planters’ Economy on this rock? Are we really free?

    Are they, (the business people) going to face any consequences for obvious disregard or an instruction to close their business until the ‘all clear’ is given?

    If an ordinary person were to disregard a lawful instruction given to them in similar circumstances, would they be brought before the court when the ‘all clear is given?

    As a law abiding citizen, I would appreciate if someone in authority can answer these questions please.

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  9. jrsmith September 28, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    Again what would you expect people taking orders from a government which is a bull dog without teeth…nothing is going to be done , people do what they like especially the big ups……

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  10. BaJan boy September 28, 2016 at 3:00 pm

    @jrsmith you are absolutely correct this excuse we have for an Attorney General should be the last to talk about irresponsible when we all the job too big for the boy. The employers are free to do as they like in a country where there is no leadership nor vision so the people perish.

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    • Sherlock Holmes. September 28, 2016 at 7:01 pm

      As usual everything has to be political for you Bajan girl, you are a real humbug to this site,and a first class sycophant to the party you support. you often come to this forum with your canards and it has become boring and sickening.

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  11. deryck payne September 28, 2016 at 3:48 pm

    if they cant close for the day for the safety of its workers maybe they need to be boycotted for a day i am calling everyone to boycott them on Thursday , who is with me ?

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  12. Francis September 28, 2016 at 5:26 pm

    This business is owned by a BLACK MAN!!
    Interesting!!

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  13. Alex Alleyne September 28, 2016 at 6:17 pm

    “this business is owned by a black man” , that is why the “fast food joints” are not listed for all to see. Each and everyone of us know quite well who are the top fast food joints in BIM. BLACKS continue to tear each other apart…..Chop,chop.

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  14. Sunshine Sunny Shine September 29, 2016 at 12:17 am

    So what are you going to do about Mr. Attorney General? Just talk and pontificate as usual?

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