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‘Worried’ vendors


‘Worried’ vendors
The vendors along this stretch have to clear their operating area by the end of the month. (Picture by Shanice King)

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Although some vendors who ply their trade at the old Fairchild Street Public Market are excited about Government’s plan to transform the space into a new state-of-the-art facility, they are concerned that the delayed ongoing work will affect their business.

Last Sunday in a meeting between the vendors and those in charge of the construction, the vendors were instructed to start preparing to leave their workspaces as they have until month-end to clear their work stations.

However, they are being assured by the management team that they will be kept abreast of developments and not disadvantaged in any way.

Victor Symmonds, who has been vending in The City area since 1977, said they were awaiting word on the new space to which they will be relocated.

“We were told the relocation would be at Independence Square, Marhill Street Market or the pasture in front Rediffusion [ Starcom Network] on River Road), but those places are not suitable for us at this time as there are no facilities for us to store our produce and stuff. So that will put us at a disadvantage.



‘Worried’ vendors
Victor Symmonds said vendors were waiting to hear where they will be relocated. (Picture by Shanice King.)


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