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Call to rescue Speightstown

BEA DOTTIN, [email protected]

Call to rescue Speightstown

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A northern businessman is sending out an SOS for Speightstown.

Calling on his colleagues who operate in the historic town to band together, restaurateur Austin Husbands told the WEEKEND NATION that something had to be done to stem the closure of businesses in the northern town.

He estimated that about 40 large, medium and small businesses had closed their doors within the last nine years due to various factors, including high rental costs and dwindling numbers of customers.

This is not the first time that Husbands has spoken out on the issue but he said that having grown up in the historic town, he was not prepared to sit and do nothing while people moved away from Speightstown and did their shopping in Bridgetown and Warrens. (Green Bananas Media)