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Business ‘rough’


Business ‘rough’
Fathers Deighton Rawlins (standing left), and Kyle Washington, ate at the Fish Pot with (seated from left) Joyce Rawlins, Jamila Rawlins and Beau Washington on Father’s Day. - (Picture by Jameel Springer.)

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Some restaurants were fully booked for Father’s Day yesterday, but this was a far cry from what has been happening throughout the year.

Operator of the Animal Flower Cave in St Lucy, Manuel Ward, said that in the last two months they had lost thousands of dollars; and if they opened during the week, the figure would be higher.

“I lost $15 000 in the last two months, because it is hard, and that’s just being open on weekends. If I opened during the rest of the week, I might get two or four people coming for lunch but for my costs of operating I need more than that, so it doesn’t make sense opening.

“Friday I only did nine people, yesterday [Saturday] I only did 21 so I lost money those days, but I will make a bit today. But the money that I do make today will have to help make up for the losses,” Ward said. (TG)

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