Andrew Harris, Gleaner Writer
The Kingston and St Andrew Corporation (KSAC) is again vowing to break the back of unauthorised vending in the Corporate Area. According to the KSAC, it has sent out more than 2,000 notices to persons selling in no-vending areas but these have been ignored.
During a meeting last Tuesday, Mayor of Kingston Angela Brown Burke and her councillors decided to rid the streets of vendors in no-vending areas.
"We are not satisfied with the things happening on the streets of Kingston and St Andrew," Town Clerk Errol Greene told The Sunday Gleaner.
"We have been having meetings with the police and others on moving forward to clean up the streets," added Greene.
Last Friday, KSAC officials took to the streets of St Andrew, cleaning up the areas in Barbican, Papine, Manor Park, Half-Way Tree and Constant Spring Road.
The vendors in Papine were ordered to use the market.
Greene said this was the start of the operations, and some vendors could lose their vending licences if the fail to comply with the rules.
"Today (Friday) we had to move like 10 truckloads of garbage from off the streets and destroyed a few vending stalls," said Green.
"We have been warning those vendors long enough," added Greene, as he warned that the KSAC is becoming very concerned about the vending along Mannings Hill Road.