The government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines has given some business operators near this bridge in Arnos Vale seven day, ending September 21, 2021, to remove their structures.
Chief surveyor, Keith Francis, in his letter, said that the government will soon begin the process of renovating and upgrading the bridge to access the temporary schools and other developments at the decommissioned E.T. Joshua Airport.
However, the notice to vacate is not sitting well with the small business owners and residents, some of whom have been operating in the area for more than two decades.
Some say that the notice period is too short, while others say they have nowhere else to go and the business is the only source of income for multiple generations.
Kenton Chance reports…