President of the Micro, Small and Medium Sized Enterprise, MSME Alliance, Donovan Wignall, says he disagrees with suggestions to suspend Grand Market this Christmas holiday.

He was responding to comments made by President of the Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association, Richard Pandohie.

Mr. Wignall says many small and micro businesses are pursuing options due to the impact of COVID 19 pandemic.

He emphasized the downturn for the entertainment industry.

President of the Micro, Small and Medium Sized Enterprise, MSME Alliance, Donovan Wignall, speaking with Cliff Hughes Online earlier today.

President of the Small Business Association of Jamaica, Michael Leckie, says a recent survey revealed a 30 percent closure of membership businesses.

However, they’ve been empowering their members to utilize digital platforms to increase sales, and stay open.

President of the Small Businesses Association of Jamaica, Michael Leckie, speaking with the Nationwide News center.

The Planning Institute of Jamaica, PIOJ, reported a plunge in the economy by 11-per cent in the July to September quarter of 2020 when compared to 2019.