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Coronation Market vendors block Spanish Town Road

BY KIMMO MATTHEWS Observer staff reporter matthewsk@jamaicaobserver.com

Friday, August 10, 2012 | 3:15 PM    

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Vendors today blocked sections of Spanish Town Road close to Coronation Market over what they claim is deplorable conditions at the facility.

"A pure sewage a run to where we selling we goods, nobody not coming here to buy because of the condition," Patsy, one of several vendors told the Jamaica Observer.??

The vendors claimed that despite several calls to the authorities for a solution they are yet to get a response.

"We a try hustle something for back-to-school but the problem at the market is making things hard, we also fear the sewage may cause health issues," another concerned vendor commented.

The vendors used debris from the market to block a section of the road.

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