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Falmouth craft traders bemoan slow business

Published:Tuesday | November 29, 2022 | 11:38 AM
Inside the Craft Market in Falmouth, Trelawny. - Leon Jackson photo.

Craft traders who operate out of the Craft Market on Seaboard Street in Falmouth, Trelawny are appealing to the authorities to do more to increase business to the facility.

The traders complain that not enough visitors are venturing to the market.

Two cruise ships with a total of about 4,000 visitors today docked at the pier in Falmouth.

The traders say despite the high volume of visitors, business has been slow.

"Very few of the passengers from the ships even walk through the market. We get very little business and we struggle to pay the $11,000 rent each month. The market is not advertised on the ships," bemoaned a craft trader.

“The ships are aware that the craft market is there. That is the advertising I can speak to," said Mark Hylton, a manager at the cruise ship pier.

- Leon Jackson

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