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Roget?s boycott diet: Eat roti, pelau

port of spain   Eat doubles every day. That’s the advice of Oilfields Workers’ Trade Union (OWTU) president general Ancel Roget, who said yesterday people should eat doubles, pelau, bake and shark and roti every day during the planned boycott of the “one per cent”. Following a meeting with Energy Minister Franklin Khan yesterday at the Energy Ministry at the International Waterfront Centre, Port of Spain, Roget and union members walked across to the Breakfast Shed, where they had lunch and reiterated their call for consumers to spend their money on small businesses.

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He also said if workers are sent home from the businesses owned by the “one per cent” they would be re-employed by the local businesses which will boom if people start putting their money in them.

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“It is not matter of race or any­thing, it is a matter of the elites, the one per cent against the 99, and that is why you see we are having lunch today as we regularly do at the Breakfast Shed.

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They form part of the 99 per cent. The rest of us, and so we are advocating eat roti, doubles, bake and shark, pelau and so on, and eat it every day, not just Tuesday and Friday,” he said.

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Last Friday, Roget called for a boycott a number of businesses owned by the Syrian-Lebanese community—the “one per cent”.

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Roget was referring to the comments made by businessman Mario Sabga-Aboud on a recent episode of CNN’s Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown which featured Trinidad and Tobago.

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Sabga-Aboud hosted Bourdain at his home for dinner, which was part of the feature. During that dinner, Sabga-Aboud said the Syrian-Lebanese community represented one per cent of the popu­lation, but is the “most powerful” group in T&T.

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Sabga-Aboud apolo­gised for his comments, ­saying his words were “careless”. Making a list However, Roget and some union members have taken offence to the comment and have chosen to not forgive and forget.

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“It is the one per cent who get all of the nectar, who get the ­benefit of the country against the rest of us who work hard every day,” he said.

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Roget said the union is compiling two lists—a list of businesses to boycott and a list of businesses to support.

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“We are going to be compiling a comprehensive list of the 120 businesses and we are also compiling a list of alternative businesses that you can shop at because some people are confused and they feel that there is no life after that one per cent,” he said.

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Questioned on the repercussion of such a boycott and whether these very businesses would be forced to send home workers if profits drop, Roget said: “I am glad you asked that because two things about that—they are sending them home in any case, once you support local and these other businesses which will boom, they will be absorbed.

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“So all the little hardware, all the little roti shops, all the little super­markets and so on, let’s grow those business when we can have equity in the society, the conversation has to be, us who are suffering at the expense of those elite who form the one per cent, whosoever they are.

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“And I don’t think Gary Aboud serious about any statement he make at any time and there’s ­another time for me to start,” he said..

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