Stepping It Up!

Melissa Edwards, Senior Reporter | 7 Opinions
Published: July 14, 2017 12:45 pm AST
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The government is enforcing its decision to halt vending under the tree at the Road Town roundabout, by placing barriers, preventing persons from setting up shop.

After the Ministry of Communications and Works announced its decision earlier this week, two days later, vendors were seen carrying out their operations as usual.

The vendors were since removed, and the barriers placed.

While those vendors have been removed, others are still vending at other street corners in and around Road Town.

On Monday, July 10, Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Communications and Works, Mr. Anthony McMaster said the Ministry, with the Office of the City Manager, have become increasingly concerned about the manner in which vending is taking place throughout Road Town, and are reconsidering locations for these vendors to carry out business.

Government has stated that the Office of the City Manager will be reviewing all vending areas in Road Town and vendors should anticipate cease and desist letters if they are situated in areas that have been identified as having a negative impact on the daily operations of the city.

McMaster said that both the Ministry and the Office of the City Manager understand that it is important for persons to earn a living, and will keep this in mind while relocating businesses.

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