Registration coming for PoS vendors

Ven­dors who ply their trade with­in Port-of-Spain may have an op­por­tu­ni­ty to be le­git­imised as the Port-of-Spain City Coun­cil ex­plores the pos­si­bil­i­ty of a reg­is­tra­tion process for them.

The rev­e­la­tion came from may­or Joel Mar­tinez at the coun­cil’s statu­to­ry meet­ing.

Court rules Chaguanas vendors must move from old health centre

Chaguanas vendors will have to move.

The association representing the vendors has lost its application for judicial review in the High Court.

Justice Kevin Ramcharan this morning dismissed their claim that the vendors had a legitimate expectation to remain and have their vending booths permanently established at the old Chaguanas health centre facility.

Sando fish vendors hoping for better Easter sales

Fish ven­dors are pray­ing that sales im­prove as East­er draws clos­er be­cause they have ex­pe­ri­enced a dras­tic drop in sales.

Fish ven­dors at the San Fer­nan­do and Ota­heite Bay Fish­ing De­pots be­lieve con­sumers are not buy­ing, main­ly be­cause they have no mon­ey.

Dif­fer­ent types and sizes of fish and shrimp were on dis­play on the stalls, but there were just a hand­ful of cus­tomers, each look­ing for the most rea­son­able price.

Warner testifies for Chaguanas vendors

For­mer gov­ern­ment min­is­ter and Ch­agua­nas West MP Jack Warn­er has tes­ti­fied on be­half of street ven­dors from Ch­agua­nas, who are chal­leng­ing a pro­pos­al to evict them from a tem­po­rary lo­ca­tion which they have been oc­cu­py­ing for al­most eight years.

Warn­er took the wit­ness stand be­fore Jus­tice Kevin Ram­cha­ran, at the Hall of Jus­tice, in Port-of-Spain as the ven­dors’ law­suit against the Ch­agua­nas Bor­ough Cor­po­ra­tion be­gan yes­ter­day.

'Richard's Bake & Shark' among vendors given keys to new Maracas booths

Eight vendors were presented with the keys to their new booths at the Maracas Beach Facility by Tourism Minister Randall Mitchell on Wednesday.

These vendors had previously been displaced from locations in the Facility’s car park to facilitate ongoing upgrades.

In addition to congratulating the vendors, Minister Mitchell thanked them for their patience throughout the process, noting that they had continued to operate in less than optimal conditions.

Police to start crackdown on highway vendors next week

The Police Service says that from next week it will embark on an exercise to remove all vendors who operate along the nation's highways.

This includes beverage cart vendors, fruit vendors and even windshield washers.

The Traffic and Highway Patrol Unit says these vendors are hazardous to motorists and they have already been warned verbally and in writing.

The unit says the next step will now be removing the vendors and that will commence next week.

This coincides with the work being done on the Curepe Interchange Project.