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40 shops coming for May Pen vendors affected by fire

Published:Saturday | April 5, 2014 | 8:19 AM

Chairman of the Clarendon Parish Council, Scean Barnswell, says 40 new shops are to be constructed within another eight weeks to house vendors who were affected by a recent fire at the May Pen market.



He met with vendors yesterday and said the new shops, to be made using shipping containers, will be ready for occupancy by the end of May and that the vendors will be relocated to Muir Head Park Way, in May Pen.



He says the council’s technical team has already identified the containers for the project, but the procurement process could take about two weeks.



Barnswell says there was some resistance on the part of some of the venders who opted to return to the burnt out area to rebuild their shops.



However, he says the council has restricted building in that area of the market.



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