New Year

Less shopping, but parties still on for New Year

With the eco­nom­ic down­turn con­tin­u­ing in 2018 and mas­sive job loss­es across en­er­gy and oth­er sec­tors, it’s no sur­prise that most peo­ple are not spend­ing mon­ey to ring in the New Year.

Checks across main shop­ping ar­eas in­di­cate that peo­ple are walk­ing in­to stores and brows­ing but not a lot of them are buy­ing.

At Zra­da in Ch­agua­nas, sales clerk Alyssa said 2018’s end of year sale is the worst she has seen in her four years at the store.