Lone gunman robs money changer

first_imgA foreign currency dealer, who was in the vicinity of Popeye’s on Water Street, Georgetown, was on Sunday robbed of all of his cash by an armed bandit.According to reports, 36-year-old Bishwanauth Noudat, of Lot 482 C Field, Sophia, Greater Georgetown, was sitting in a chair with $150,000, US$1200, TT$3000 Cdn$1000, 90 euros, EC$8000, Bds$200 and 31 reais when the lone gunman approached him from behind and snatched the cash.Noudat reportedly attempted to fight for his money, but the gunman whipped out his weapon which was in his waistband and dealt the man a lash to his face.The perpetrator then made good his escape south on Cornhill Street then east along Hadfield Street.The money changer reported the matter to the Police, and was taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where he was treated and sent away.The Police are currently reviewing CCTV footage from businesses in the area in an effort to identify the gunman.last_img read more

BC government scraps lounge restrictions in restaurants

first_imgThe BC Government has decided to allow restaurants to serve customers just alcohol without a separate lounge area.This change is the next step in a complementary Liquor Policy Review update that happened last year, allowing customers to order a drink at a restaurant without feeling pressured to order food.“We are making small changes with big impacts, as we update our liquor policies based on the feedback I received from industry and British Columbians during the Liquor Policy Review,” said John Yap, Parliamentary Secretary for Liquor Reform.- Advertisement -“Today is a great example of the work we are doing to improve processes for restaurants and create more convenience for consumers.”The Province says creating flexibility for restaurants will help to remove the unnecessary burden for businesses, while understanding that restaurants will still need to ensure that their primary purpose is the service of food.They say music and comedy performances now will be easier, too.Advertisement Restaurants are no longer required to apply for a permit to host entertainment, such as a guitar player or comedian, as long as patrons are not participating in the show.last_img read more