UPP resumes ‘Small Business Pull-up,’ this Saturday, with return to St. Mary’s South; Shugy invites patrons to buy local

The United Progressive Party (UPP) Party is announcing the return
of its “Small Business Pull-up” on Saturday, July 1, in St. Mary’s
South.  The procession will gather at Urlings Primary School at
1p.m., organizers say. 

This initiative, which was launched in the pre-election season last
summer, will be celebrating “Micro, Small and Medium-Sized
Enterprises Day” to raise awareness of these businesses’
contributions to the economy, a release from the Party says.

“When you buy local, your dollars stay in the community and help
local development,” says Kelvin “Shugy” Simon, the UPP candidate
for that constituency.

The UPP notes that small businesses account for 90% of the world’s
businesses, 60 to 70% of employment, and 50% of the global

Therefore, the Party says, it is committed to energizing the small-
business sector, since it understands the hard work, patience, and
dedication needed to maintain these ventures.

Leading up to the January 18 General Election, the UPP staged this
first-of-a-kind initiative throughout all 16 constituencies on the
mainland.  It was described as a success, with many business
owners asking when it would be held again. 

The Party had promised to resume the pull-up after the elections
were held, since businesses continue to struggle in this challenging