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Displaced May Pen vendors get new shops

Published:Thursday | April 30, 2015 | 4:59 AM
Scean Barnswell

The Clarendon Parish Council has handed over 16 new shops to vendors at the May Pen Market who were displaced as a result of a fire last year.

Mayor of May Pen and Chairman of the Clarendon Parish Council Scean Barnswell says the wooden structures were built at a cost of $5 million.

Barnswell says the council intends to continue repairing and retrofitting the market.

A total of 39 shops were destroyed by the fire.

However, the May Pen Mayor says replacements were only provided to registered shop owners and operators.

Barnswell says the other 23 shops were built illegally.