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No vending in May Pen town - mayor

Published:Wednesday | December 21, 2016 | 12:00 AMShanique Samuels
No vending will be alllowed in the town of May Pen this Christmas.

MAY PEN, Clarendon:

Mayor of May Pen Winston Maragh has said no vending will be permitted along Main Street in the capital town this Yuletide season.

Instead, vendors should use the grand market village, which is a designated area for vending.

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 on Monday demanding a meeting with their newly elected representative to voice their concerns.

"We don't intend to have any vending on Main Street because of security concerns. Therefore, vending will be confined

to what we dub the grand market village," said Senior Superintendent of Police David White, who is in charge of operations in the parish.

SSP White said, "Vendors resisting change will be prosecuted. Change is not being thrusted upon them suddenly, but I want to remind them that all this was communicated with these vendors since last week, so we are appealing for good sense to prevail."

Two hundred and seventy-six spaces have been designated for grand market village and all spaces have been fully booked.

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