Charlotte Street

Major part of Charlotte Street to be designated 'Chinatown'

Part of Charlotte Street, from Park Street to Independence Square, is to be officially designated as 'Chinatown' and archways are to be built by the Shanghai Construction Group to signify it.

This was announced by Port-of-Spain Mayor Joel Martinez during a ceremony to welcome a visiting delegation from Shanghai.

The initiative is one of the on-going projects discussed as part of a planned twinning between the city of Port-of-Spain and the city of Shanghai.

Vendors being allowed back on Charlotte Street but Ministry warns of 'crackdown' soon to ensure order

Charlotte Street vendors have been told that they will be allowed to return to their normal locations but have been warned that the City Corporation will be cracking down on illegal vending soon.

A statement by the Ministry of Rural Development and Local Government says the minister made it clear that the ministry is moving towards the implementation of proper procedure and policy and that only registered vendors will be allowed to operate.

The following is a statement issued by the ministry on Monday.