stluciatimes, caribbean, caribbeannews, stlucia, saintlucia, stlucianews, saintlucianews, stluciatimesnews, saintluciatimes, stlucianewsonline, saintlucianewsonline, st lucia news online, stlucia news online, loop news, loopnewsbarbados

spot_img

Vendors, CCC Commit To Improving Vending In Castries

spot_img

Castries Mayor Geraldine Lendor-Gabriel concluded a recent tour of vending operations along William Peter Boulevard, disclosing that Boulevard vendors and the Castries Constituency Council (CCC) had committed to collaborating to improve vending in the area.

Boulevard Vendors’ Committee members accompanied the Mayor and key CCC personnel on tour.

The Mayor said the objective was to assist vending with due regard for safety while considering the interests of various stakeholders.

“The vendors had provided the level of discipline and leadership required to address this particular situation,” Lendor-Gabriel observed.

“They organised themselves into a group working alongside the CCC to formalise vending arrangements and rules and guidelines for vending,” the Mayor noted.

“There was a recognition by all parties that this is not an easy situation, as balancing the needs of all stakeholders will require understanding as well as compromise,” she said.

However, the Castries Mayor told St Lucia Times all parties hope that with continued engagement, dialogue, and improvements over time, vending within the Boulevard could take place with due regard to aesthetics as well as the safety and well-being of all.

Any third-party or user posts, comments, replies, and third-party entries published on the St. Lucia Times website (https://stluciatimes.com) in no way convey the thoughts, sentiments or intents of St. Lucia Times, the author of any said article or post, the website, or the business. St. Lucia Times is not responsible or liable for, and does not endorse, any comments or replies posted by users and third parties, and especially the content therein and whether it is accurate. St. Lucia Times reserves the right to remove, screen, edit, or reinstate content posted by third parties on this website or any other online platform owned by St. Lucia Times (this includes the said user posts, comments, replies, and third-party entries) at our sole discretion for any reason or no reason, and without notice to you, or any user. For example, we may remove a comment or reply if we believe it violates any part of the St. Lucia Criminal Code, particularly section 313 which pertains to the offence of Libel. Except as required by law, we have no obligation to retain or provide you with copies of any content you as a user may post, or any other post or reply made by any third-party on this website or any other online platform owned by St. Lucia Times. All third-parties and users agree that this is a public forum, and we do not guarantee any confidentiality with respect to any content you as a user may post, or any other post or reply made by any third-party on this website. Any posts made and information disclosed by you is at your own risk.

9 COMMENTS

  1. Because of these vendors on the side of blue coral, dominos etc People are forced to walk on the road due to heavy traffic of people stopping in the walkway. Move them people from there please.

  2. St Lucia is a joke. The focus was on protecting the victory so vendors were allowed to sell any and everywhere.
    Now that decision is coming back to bite y”all in the A$$.

  3. Under the CDC in front the marketing board. It is only a matter of time before a vehicle runs over a pedestrian who is forced to walk along the road because vendors occupy both side walks. Only in St. Lucia you see vehicles using sidewalks and pedestrians occupying roads. This place really is a jungle masquerading as a country

  4. Ms. Mayor, you cannot resolve this nightmare in the city by trying to accommodate it at the same time. You need to dismantle it, then clean up the streets, sidewalks and drains. Send the gamblers and loiterers packing, get ride of the alcoholics and vagrants on Jeremie Street, then sanitize the whole area to get rid of the stench of urine and other unhealthy odours. This is the capital city but it more looks like a giant ghetto waiting to explode. Stop putting up with the same practices that have contributed to Castries losing its beauty and image. You want to do something to improve matters do not put a band aid on what is there right now, dismantle it.

  5. Ms. Lendor when are you going to meet with one of your major stakeholders. The residents of the city. There are things we want too. If we don’t get it we voted your backsides out. Just like Pitonson Francis out of a job now, you will be.

  6. Castries is already and unsightly mess … and the CCC is enabling such chaos!!

    One vendor started it all – and the rest came running, and now there doesn’t seem to be “solution”.

    Here is a solution Madam Mayor and Mr Fredericfk: Make the Wm Peter Boulevard into a “Vendor’s Paradise” WITH rules and regulations regarding aesthetics. Get “planning designers” to map out a wholly pleasing and tidy sight for the vendors (please NO huts!!) and shoppers alike.

    As for parking – there are enough parking areas in Castries, including the Conway Car Park which is cheaper and safer to use.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

TRENDING

Subscribe to our St. Lucia Times Newsletter

Get our headlines emailed to you every day.

Share via
Send this to a friend