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St Ann: More shopping space for vendors

Published:Sunday | December 20, 2015 | 12:00 AM
Musgrave Street, in St Ann's Bay will be closed to vehicular traffic to allow vending on Christmas Eve
Carl Gilchrist Photo A vendor plying his wares on the streets of St Ann's Bay last week.

Vendors plying their wares in the major towns of St Ann's Bay and Ocho Rios, will have additional space to do business this week.

Mayor of St Ann's Bay, Desmond Gilmore, said the parish council would allow vending along a section of Main Street, St Ann's Bay on Christmas Eve.

"We will close off the section between the clock and the police station, along Main Street, and also along Musgrave Street, from the clock heading towards the sea, and allow vendors to occupy these spaces," said Gilmore.

In Ocho Rios, vendors will be able to use Market Street, which is located between the Mothers Restaurant (Rexo Plaza), and the market.

"They will be able to use all that section of road, stretching from Main Street, beside Mothers, up to the Transport Centre," said Gilmore.

"This is only for Christmas Eve and vending will not be allowed on any other street," added Gillmore.

He said the council would be meeting with the police to initiate plans to maintain law and order throughout the period.

Temporary traffic changes are also been implemented in sections of St Ann's Bay, Ocho Rios and Brown's Town.