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Jamaica: Scott calls for expansion of ENDS to include more small businesses

Spanish Town Mayor Norman Scott has thrown his support behind the Government’s e-commerce National Delivery System (ENDS), and is now calling for the platform to be expanded to include corner shops, groceries and more small restaurants.

Speaking at the monthly general meeting of the St Catherine Municipal Corporation last week, Scott said that local government authorities could collaborate with organisers to coordinate logistical arrangements for the implementation of ENDS in Spanish Town.

“Yes, it can be a good programme if the small people are benefiting,” the mayor stated.

“The small corner shops who sell to the man who can only afford a pound a flour, a gill of cooking oil and a pound of chicken back is at a disadvantage and have been suffering badly during these COVID curfews – a system could be worked out to include them in the ENDS programme,” he asserted.

The web-based ENDS enables quick-service restaurants and delivery stakeholders registered on the platform to operate during the COVID-19 curfew hours until midnight in Kingston; Portmore, St Catherine; and Montego Bay, St James, by facilitating online order and delivery.

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