Makeover for Charles Gordon market
market, more and more shoppers are now heaping praise of the parish council and expressing hope that the new situation will be sustained.
"I like the order that is there now. I don't mind paying the parking fee because I can see what I am paying for," said Jah Mike, a cook shop operator. "This is how a market should operate.
Having regain the order, which was missing for so many years, the mayor said he is determined not to allow the dark days of disorder and filth to return. As a consequence, he says strict management will remain the norm at the market.
"With tourists now visiting the market and shoppers happy with the way things are being manage, we are not going to allow things to get back to where it was in the past," said Harris. "We are looking forward to the day when we will have a viable market with increasing numbers of tourist visiting."
Interestingly, tourists visiting the Charles Gordon Market is nothing new, at least in the 1960s. According to Lloyd B. Smith, the member of Parliament for Central St James, when he was a youngster, he can recall Hollywood stars such as Elizabeth Taylor shopping at the market while vacationing in Jamaica.