Street vendors feel hurt
GOVERNMENT HAS BEEN accused of trying to get rid of vending from the streets of The City by not renewing some vendors’ licences.
President of the Barbados Association of Retailers, Vendors and Entrepreneurs (BARVEN), Alister Alexander, yesterday accused Government of not honouring its commitment to vending.
“After Government tried to force some vendors into the Palmetto Mall without their consent, the police started to harass licensed vendors on Marhill Street.
“After we consulted our lawyer, we recognized Government could not revoke licences without lawful cause, so now they are allowing them to expire and refusing to renew them,” he said in a telephone interview yesterday. (CA)
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