Merchants brace for downturn in sales, traffic


Just over a week after COVID-19 reportedly entered Barbados, the novel coronavirus has all but crippled business in the island’s capital forcing major operators to take drastic action to cope with a looming economic downturn. Workers at major outlets including Abeds, Woolworth and Cave Shepherd have already been served notice of a reduced workweek as […]

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