Entornointeligente.com / SMALL BUSINESS operators in St Thomas are reeling under the pressure of no-movement days implemented by the Government in its fight against COVID-19.
Among a significant decrease in sales, they say they have been suffering losses in the form of spoilage.
Speaking with The Gleaner , shop owner Vivine Brown of Soho in the parish expressed her fears of the scheduled lockdown days.
Displaying ground provisions that have gone bad, the woman bemoaned that she has lost more than she has been able to make over the past few weeks.
“Business can’t be good any more with three days of lockdown. Everything start get slow. Sales drop and I have a whole lot of spoil goods because the place locked up and the time is hot and the things spoil so it’s loses all over. Things go bad, including bread, bulla, bun, cut cheese, ground provisions and so on. … and still, when the goods come in, you can’t even pay for them,” she said.
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LINK ORIGINAL: Jamaica Gleaner