McKenzie urges Brown's Town market vendors to be more responsible

News

McKenzie urges Brown's Town market vendors to be more responsible

Thursday, August 06, 2020

Print this page Email A Friend!


MINISTER of Local Government and Community Development Desmond McKenzie has urged vendors at the Brown's Town Market in St Ann to be more responsible while operating within the space.

“Vendors have their share of responsibility in regard to how they conduct themselves in the market,” he said, noting that they have a duty to ensure that the environment is pleasing and welcoming for themselves and shoppers.

McKenzie was speaking following a tour of the market on Tuesday this week.

He has committed $15 million towards the refurbishing of the market in order to create a cleaner and more comfortable environment for the more than 700 vendors who operate at the facility, including sellers of ground provisions and haberdashery.

“This is an immediate need. It is time now that something is done to the market,” McKenzie said.

Market clerk, Doreen Pearson, told JIS News that she is excited about the work to be undertaken to improve the facility. “I am glad that the minister came to see the market, and I can now say to the vendors that the market is going to be repaired. You are going to get clean places to stay, clean bathrooms and so on,” Pearson pointed out.

The touring party included mayor of St Ann's Bay, Councillor Sydney Stewart and personnel from the St Ann Municipal Corporation.


Now you can read the Jamaica Observer ePaper anytime, anywhere. The Jamaica Observer ePaper is available to you at home or at work, and is the same edition as the printed copy available at http://bit.ly/epaper-login


ADVERTISEMENT




POST A COMMENT

HOUSE RULES

1. We welcome reader comments on the top stories of the day. Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper � email addresses will not be published.

2. Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted. We will, however, try to publish comments that are representative of all received.

3. We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion.

4. Please do not write in block capitals since this makes your comment hard to read.

5. Please don't use the comments to advertise. However, our advertising department can be more than accommodating if emailed: advertising@jamaicaobserver.com.

6. If readers wish to report offensive comments, suggest a correction or share a story then please email: community@jamaicaobserver.com.

7. Lastly, read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy



comments powered by Disqus
ADVERTISEMENT

Poll

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon
ADVERTISEMENT