Friday, March 1, 2024

Vendors in a tight spot

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IT’S NOW UP to officials in the Ministry of Housing and Lands to decide if the entity representing the island’s wayside vendors gets to lease the temporary market facilities at Cheapside.

But the head of BARVEN (Barbados Association of Retailers, Vendors and Entrepreneurs), Alister Alexander, said the delay was preventing the association from approaching financial institutions for aid to construct decent structures on the site.

Alexander told the DAILY NATION BARVEN had submitted an application, last year, to the Ministry of Housing and Lands to lease the property at Cheapside.

The vendors were relocated to Cheapside in 2006 as the island prepared to host Cricket World Cup 2007. The relocation was supposed to be temporary but the vendors are still there, in the same structures, today.

Please read the full story in today’s Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition.

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