Recession bites into Valentine’s
THERE WAS a marked absence of red and white, or people rushing to buy something special for their significant other, around Bridgetown yesterday as on previous Valentine’s Days.
This was the observation of a DAILY NATION team that visited The City.
The reason for this may be an indication of how the economic downturn has been biting into the pockets and hearts of lovers.
Nevertheless, a few individuals were spotted acknowledging the day’s nature.
As salesman Oliver Chandler stood at his Bridgetown stall selling Valentine’s items, he told the team that he believed “people didn’t pay that much attention to the day because it did not fall on a weekend”.“
When it falls on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, it is not so good. But things ain’t that bad this year, people have been buying things from me,” said Chandler.