Dear Editor,

Recently in my visits to quite a few well-established public (government owned and controlled) and private entities, it caught my attention that these businesses appeared to have sacrificed customer and employee safety for the sake of internal expansion.

One of these entities is three stories high and has only one entrance/exit door. God forbid if something catastrophic happens one day in these businesses, which are usually crowded Mondays to Fridays. I shudder to think of what would happen. How many lives are we willing to put at risk for the sake of making a few dollars more? Expansion to offer better services yes, agreed, but at what cost? Does the Fire Department still have a say in emergency/fire exits? Are building regulations still relevant in today’s world?

Yours faithfully,
Christina Rajcoomar

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