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Shop owners cry out


Tre Greaves

Shop owners cry out
Patsy Gooding of Patsy’s Crib said when the supermarkets were closed, small shops should be allowed to open. (Picture by Lennox Devonish.)

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Not everyone is happy about the upcoming of closure of village shops.

In fact some people believe that Government is helping crush small shops, while simultaneously propping up big businesses during the “national pause”.

On Tuesday, Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley announced that from February 3 to 17, village shops will be among the many businesses to close. During that period, supermarkets can operate from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays but they will be closed on weekends.

In response to the new measures which were imposed to limit the spread of COVID-19, some rum and village shop owners like Patsy Gooding of Patsy’s Crib said they should also be allowed to open for at least a minimum period. (TG)

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