by Kevon Browne
St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): The area north of Independence Square is earmarked for a food court with six to eight trucks on location will feature security cameras, bathroom facilities, lighting and room for people to sit and eat according to a press release from the Press Unit in the Office of the Prime Minister.
“Right now, Lower Shear Lane is being prepped for cooked food vendors. These vendors normally get their food [sold] off in a three hour period, and so to have food vending there at night will take a bit of an adjustment for us to put in the necessary measures to make sure that the area is safe and healthy in terms of cleanliness, ” Austin Jay Farier said in response to a question about the facilities at Lower Shear Lane staying open at night.
“We will still have to work with our partners in agriculture who [are managing] the area and basically, the security forces [to make sure] that vendors are comfortable wherever we put them,” added the head of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Street Vending while a guest on Tuesday’s (July 27) edition of Leadership Matters.
Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris also announced that the government- provided- site for vendors will not charge fees at this time.
Vendors are also asked to register for spaces at these new sites with the Ministry of Agriculture.
With all this attention to vendors who sell food and produce, what about those vendors who sell apparel?
Those vendors are asked to contact the Ministry of Tourism about selling at the Amina Craft Market on Port Zante.