President of the Jamaica Small Business Association, Hugh Johnson says there’s need for greater public education on how Jamaicans can navigate the pandemic.

This after the Planning Institute of Jamaica, PIOJ’s announced that the economy contracted in the April to June quarter by about 18 per cent due to the crisis.

Mr Johnson fears the economy’s contracted by more than 18% for the period.

He says the government must teach Jamaicans how to use nutrition to counter the health crisis.

Hugh Johnson, President of the Jamaica Small Business Association.Meanwhile, Vice President of the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce, Michael McMorris says business is the worst it’s been in a while.

Michael McMorris,  Vice President of the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce. They were speaking last evening on Nationwide@5 with Tyrone Reid.

Mr McMorris says because these are unprecedented times, there’s need for balancing health protocols while allowing commerce during the pandemic.

He says calls to shut down the country may not be as simple as some suggest.

Michael McMorris, Vice President of the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce.

And, President of the Jamaica Small Business Association, Hugh Johnson, says the government should extend the curfew hours.
He says the current hours are not conducive to certain businesses.

Hugh Johnson, President of the Jamaica Small Business Association. They were speaking last evening’s edition of Nationwide@5.