Dozens of disgruntled residents who were gathered in Sam Sharp Square, in Montego Bay, at the Christmas tree lighting, complained to McKoys News after they discovered that a Urinal which was placed in the public space to facilitate shoppers, has been used instead as a public latrine.
Vendors who operate at the intersection of North Lane and St James Street were forced to remove their stalls and relocate at other spaced around the busy shopping area, in the second city, due to the unbearable stench that greeted them.
The vendors complained that they each paid a fee of five thousand dollars to sell in Sam Sharpe Square, and there was no public toilet.
” The parish council made a big blunder,” one vendor told our news team, ” last year they place some mobile toilets in some areas, and this year none, little children and females have to be using the ground in the view of the public, ” said one vendor who gave his name as Fitzroy.
Our news team made checks at the Montego Bay Cultural Centre to see if the restrooms there were functional, but we were greeted with a sign that was placed on the door indicating that the facility was closed for the Christmas season.
The vendors say they are calling on the Mayor of Montego Bay, His Worship Homer Davis, and his team, to ensure that a public restroom is placed in the Sam Sharpe Square, during the Christmas season.