The Small Businesses Association of Jamaica, SBAJ, says the country has a better chance of recovering this year, following the Prime Minister’s re-iteration on Sunday that the government will not be relying on lock downs, to curtail the spread of the Covid-19 virus going forward.

President of the SBAJ, Michael Lecky, says this will lead to a major turn around in the economy.

Hykel Nunes has more in this report.

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The Prime Minister says the country will not be going back into lockdown and urged Jamaicans to get vaccinated

Lecky is lauding the Prime Minister for taking this bold stance, amid concerns of a fourth wave of the virus.

Last month, Lecky said since the pandemic, 40% of his members were forced to close their businesses.

However he says this policy position could change things.

The SBAJ President is however still disappointed with the country’s low vaccination rate.

Hykel Nunes, Nationwide News.