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Christmas vending along main street May Pen banned

Published:Tuesday | December 20, 2016 | 9:39 AM

Mayor of May Pen, Winston Maragh, says vending will not be permitted along main street in the Clarendon capital during the Christmas season.

He says the decision was taken based on security concerns cited by businesses in the vicinity.

He says vendors should utilise the grand market village which is an area designated for them to use during the festive season.

 

Mayor of May Pen, Winston Maragh

However, this stance was met with strong opposition from vendors who ply their wares in the bustling town.

Several vendors gathered outside the Clarendon Municipal council office demanding a meeting with their newly elected representative to voice their concerns.

However, Senior Superintendent from the Clarendon police, David White, says vendors resisting change will be prosecuted.

 

Senior Superintendent of Police, David White.

Two-hundred-and-seventy-six spaces have been designated for the grand market village.

Registration closed at 4 o’clock yesterday afternoon for vendors wishing to utilise the area.