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Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves says his government will not allow people to vend from vehicles near Massy Supermarket in Arnos Vale, where town planners destroyed vending stalls earlier this month.

He said there had been “a health hazard and there was a security problem” in the area, resulting in the removal of the vendors that should have been addressed sooner.

“I don’t know whether health and security problems are of such urgency that we have to tarry. The problem with the authorities is that they should have acted earlier,” Gonsalves said.

“But there’re some persons, I understand, saying that they going back there and use their vehicles because some were using their vehicles and selling out at the back of their vehicles.

“Now, that will not happen. I’m just saying straight, that will not happen.”

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He said it had been brought to his attention that some people had suggested building something for vendor on the northern end of the runway at the decommissioned E.T. Joshua Airport.

“I wonder if those people who write that are living in this world in which I am living.”

The prime said that in the 2015 and 2020 general elections, his government said that the World Bank had identified that spot as the top location for the proposed acute referral hospital.

Gonsalves said the government has spoken about that hospital project being the anchor of the proposed modern city at the former aerodrome.

“And still people heard all that and the people vote for me to do that,” he said.

Responding to his critics, Gonsalves said:

“They want me to go and build some plywood thing up their for people to go and sell … It’s the same unserious manner in which [West Kingstown MP Daniel] Cummings is suggesting that we can build a modern port and have fishermen jam up next to it.”

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7 Comments

  1. Leg spinner says:

    It was the Police who heavy handedly removed and confiscated property of the vendors, you had two videos and later Bacchus had one about it Why do you now say it was a different gov’t agency? Is this the gov’t approved version?

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  2. Yes protect the foreign investors while CK Greaves and Bonadie supermarkets are full of vendors. SVG is foreigners paradise

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  3. How can we build a modern port and have low class workers(fishermen) next to it? We don’t care about these low class workers

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  4. Take warning says:

    If the Labour Party did not give in and join up with some ar yo, ar yo would have never never never be in that position , but karma always remembers addresses.

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  5. The earth is the Lords and everything in it.. Empty hands we come and empty we will go. Abba Father, thank You that alll things are TEMPORARY, a thousand years in Your sight is only an evening here on earth, lifes tooo short.

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