Businesses say security issues force changes in store hours
The increase in crime risk has forced business owners to open their stores later and to close them earlier. 7dias.com quoted the president of the National Federation of Merchants and Businessmen (Fenacerd), Manuel Ortiz Tejada, having said criminals have violated the peace of mind that Dominicans have traditionally enjoyed.
He said that the lack of safety that affects the country has forced merchants who previously opened at 6am to open at 7:30am. Regarding closing hours, Ortiz Tejada explained that businesses that previously offered their services until midnight are now closing by 9pm, while others are closing at 6pm. He told reporters that a tour of Villa Consuelo will show how at 4pm people are already closing for the day.
Fenacerd represents colmados, warehouses and small supermarkets. Ortiz Tejada and his federation are asking for the government to establish some sort of plan to reduce criminal activity.
Mar 31, 2017
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