Taking back The City
Police arrested two vendors yesterday as Operation Recapture Bridgetown went into full effect.
Dave Orlando Straker, 33, of St Thomas, and Curtis McNeil DaCosta Chase, 44, of Christ Church, are expected to appear in District “A” Magistrates’ Court this morning. Straker is charged with exposing marketable commodities – ackees, mangoes, sugar apple and sugar cane – on Swan Street, a highway; wilfully obstructing the highway with a wooden tray on a drum, and having items without a certificate of purchase.
Meanwhile, Chase is charged with exposing marketable commodities – juices – on Bolton Lane and obstructing Bolton Lane, a highway, by placing two coolers and a stool there.
More than a dozen lawmen formed part of the operation aimed at reducing lawlessness in The City and ensuring vendors followed regulations for selling items and sticking to their specified locations. The police will be back out this morning as hundreds of shoppers go about their weekend trek into Bridgetown. (AC)