Isaac says government agency should enable and empower small business owners, not prevent them from making a living

D. Gisele Isaac, the Chairperson of the United Progressive Party (UPP), says she is saddened by the decision of the Development Control Authority (DCA) to demolish a structure belonging to an entrepreneur on Wednesday morning, February 16.

Isaac says she was moved to tears upon learning of the incident. She says she had been hearing good things about the business, a restaurant owned by Jahleejah Peace, and had invited her to be a guest on the radio programme Soil Sisters on Progressive FM.

The UPP Chairperson says Peace is one of those persons who push agriculture by utilizing local produce in her business.

Isaac accuses the Government of failing to offer assistance to small business people struggling to provide for their families – but being quick to bring them down in the name of the law.

Thee UPP Chair believes the DCA should have more patience with business owners, who are contributing to the economy by paying taxes and through the employment of other persons.

She says the Authority should enable and empower persons as far as the law will allow, and not try to prevent them from making a living.

Further, Isaac agrees with the sentiment that locals are being taken advantage of while others are being given preference and doing as they please.