Jamaica News, February 27, 2018 – No Vending Outside Charles Gordon Market
Montego Bay, Jamaica (McKoy’s News) – On Saturday, February 23, Angry vendors who were seen selling on the outside of the Charles Gordon market in Montego Bay, St James, accused warders at the St James Municipal Corporation of collecting bribe monies, to allow them to sell their produces outside the market.
As members of the security forces attempted to remove them from the streets, back to inside the market, the angry vendors stood their ground and told the Minister of National Security Robert Montague and Mayor of Montego Bay, Homer Davis, that they have paid their monies to warders to sell on the outside.
The security minister stated that he was very startled at these allegations, while the Mayor bluntly pointed out that an immediate investigation will be carried out and if this proves to be true, the contracts of those involved will be terminated immediately.
Mayor Davis also stated that, he walked through the market and clearly identified some 500 empty spaces built for the vendors. He bluntly pointed out that, come next week it won’t be the same because he will be making sure that compliance at the market is enforced.
According to the Mayor, come this weekend, no more vendors will be allowed to sell outside the market.