Dec 01, 2011 News
As the vote count for the 2011 elections continued yesterday, the main shopping areas along Regent and Robb Streets in the city were almost devoid of shoppers.
Only a handful of businesses were partially open, however; employees still refused to turn out to work.
According to a few business owners and operators, between the period when elections take place and when the results are announced is too long. It affects the progress of the country since many persons fail to turn out to work.
They said that evidently such a delay is not only threatening the education system in the country but their businesses as well since children and teachers are not attending classes and shoppers are not leaving their homes.
During the Christmas season the streets in Georgetown are usually congested. However, due to the election period, vehicles were hardly seen in the city minus.
At the minibus parks during yesterday morning, a limited number of hire cars and minibuses were operating but as the day progressed, by 16:00 hrs (04:00pm) almost all were seen leaving the city. The parks were left empty.
For some taxi drivers, the day seemed normal. They said no one was showing any animosity and persons were traveling as usual but not many persons were on the road.
One man said, “I don’t know what will happen when results are released. They got some stupid people who are expected to cause problems. My advice is to leave the city as soon as possible. I beating out of here before night.”
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