Vendors again denied permits
TEN STREET VENDORS who have been plying their trade on Marhill Street in The City for many years were again refused renewal of their permits yesterday.
It’s been almost a year they have been trying to have their permits renewed after they declined to be relocated to the Palmetto Square Mall.
President of the Barbados Association of Retailers, Vendors and Entrepreneurs (BARVEN), Allister Alexander, who marched with the vendors from Marhill Street to the Cheapside Market to apply to have their permits reviewed, reported that manager of the market, Gregory Payne, said that cashiers were instructed not to renew the permits.
Alexander explained that the vendors had initially refused to take up stalls in the Palmetto Square Mall because they were against the mall setting, stating that shoppers did not patronize the Ministry of Agriculture markets.