Thursday 22 August, 2019

Watch: Trini's London pub featured on BBC

Trinidadian Randy Rampersad has been featured on the BBC for what some say could be the world's most ethical pub, the Green Vic.

The BBC shared the viral video online which received positive comments from viewers and over 2,000 shares on Facebook.

(Video via BBC/Facebook)

 

Rampersad explained that much of his supplies, food and even the staff at his business are supported in an ethical way.

"I was born in Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean, I came here when I was six years old.

"I've got the opportunity to make a difference here. How cool would it be to have a pub that gives back to charity?" he said.

He explained his pub uses only ethical supplies for everything, such as the beverages, uniforms, and even the toilet paper used in pub bathrooms - and a percentage of profits are also donated to charities. 

Many commended his efforts.

Phyllis Mills: "Absolutely brilliant! These are the people who should be recognised!"

Anne Rae: "Makes me proud to see a trini brother doing so well."

Thelma Doncaster: "Brilliant we need pubs to think like this? For a better future."

Tobias St Cloud: "Great idea. Wish ppl in Trinidad can see this and take note. Not everything is about getting rich but sustainability. Represent Trinidad."

Visiting London and want to check them out? Check them out on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/thegreenvic 

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