Bookstores make appeal to remain open; essential to students and parents

Bookstores make appeal to remain open; essential to students and parents

Government should reconsider its decision and allow bookstores to stay open.

That’s the view of Teddy Mohammed, owner of Mohammed’s Bookstore and Associates, following the PM’s announcement that all non-essential retail stores are to be closed.

Mohammed told GML “I think at this stage in schools it is important that we stay open. The SEA and CXC exams are close. SEA on the 10th June and parents need access to all these practice books and textbooks that children need.”

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He also pointed out that with online school going on, parents needed materials including lab books and craft items.

Mohammed is appealing to the government to allow bookstores to be open “because we are an essential service.”

A list of the essential outlets will be issued by government on Wednesday. 

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