Vendors unhappy with cash made at Assou Square?

Vendors appear to be extremely unhappy with the money they made during this year’s Assou Square, the President of the Vendors Association, Peter Isaac, has disclosed.

“What they are saying is that the first day was almost washed out by rain and the second day was a little passable and the third day, although it was extended until 10:00 p.m., the music was cut off by 8:00 p.m. and patrons left,” Isaac told the Times.

He said as a result, the vendors say their situation was not as ‘rosy’ as is being portrayed.

Organizers of Assou Square estimate that there were some 100 vendors at the three-day activity  at Derek Walcott square.

The vendors were charged $299 over the three days for a tray and $700 for a booth that included a refundable deposit of $150 once there was no damage to the booth, according to the organizers.


  1. One man
    January 4, 2017 at 3:38 pm

    They should have extended the event to midnight on the last day, to make up for the loss of revenue by the vendors on the first day, which was basically rained out.

  2. Anonymous
    January 4, 2017 at 3:45 pm

    Has this guy every experience one minute of happiness in his life.

    1. Anonymous
      January 4, 2017 at 3:49 pm

      Instead of ras ipa they should rename him ras unhappy

      1. Anonymous
        January 4, 2017 at 6:03 pm

        looool u kill me iih

    2. smh
      January 4, 2017 at 4:21 pm

      when Richard Federick won

    3. Anonymous
      January 4, 2017 at 5:53 pm

      I was thinking the same thing

  3. Unknown
    January 4, 2017 at 3:46 pm

    Yes One man Truu ,but because of the violence and fight the monday gave them more reason to end it earlier the tuesday ,was supposed to have ended at 6 but they still extended it to 10

  4. Anonymous
    January 4, 2017 at 4:12 pm

    The vendors sold their stuff too expensive, it’s not when you sell things expensive you will make money. They acted like they wanted to become millionaires in the three days.

    1. unknown
      January 4, 2017 at 4:49 pm

      You people wanna sell yall things so expensive and expect to be “rosy” at the end of it all……smh

    2. Anonymous
      January 4, 2017 at 4:59 pm

      I agree

  5. Saint Lucian
    January 4, 2017 at 4:20 pm

    Things were expensive. It like prices were jacked up just bcuz especially on the toys

  6. Daisy
    January 4, 2017 at 4:22 pm

    Very minimal entertainment for the kids. My son cried to me to take him home.

  7. Anonymous
    January 4, 2017 at 4:27 pm

    Their had two gameshops on the square

  8. Anonymous
    January 4, 2017 at 4:45 pm

    Maybe it’s time this event followed jazz
    And canceled

    1. Queen Sugar
      January 4, 2017 at 5:00 pm

      Same ting I saying too.

    2. Anonymous
      January 5, 2017 at 3:16 pm

      I second that motion…..

  9. Al
    January 4, 2017 at 4:48 pm

    People no longer attend square like before, no money n too much violence.

    1. Anon
      January 4, 2017 at 5:10 pm

      Very true

  10. Pissed
    January 4, 2017 at 5:15 pm

    They need to stop complaining. Seem they wanted to be instant millionaires. Rain didn’t stop anything when lucians wanna party nun stops en. Square was crowded. These damn vendors stupid with their expensive (Word deleted)

  11. Anonymous
    January 4, 2017 at 5:43 pm

    Eagleyez, Personally speaking,this event doesn’t make sense anymore.My days had Ar-Sou-Square.Sar-tai-bon

  12. Anonymous
    January 4, 2017 at 6:00 pm

    Because your venders too greedy. They wanted to make 1 years money in 3 days. You just cant gove God praise. They should cancel the event as ypur venders not happy. Let me see whst u all will do. Ungrateful!

  13. Anonymous
    January 4, 2017 at 6:24 pm

    Could we rename the people vampires…they always complain….you could rent there for $5.00 they would complain….they want the best facillities at the acarsde but some of them hsve not paid rent in five years….

  14. Anonymous
    January 4, 2017 at 6:36 pm

    Ras Ipa always complaining. He never satisfied with what Jah provides. As for those vendors, would they expect to become millionaires within three days? Thesd people have really become unreasonable.

  15. Misty
    January 4, 2017 at 6:39 pm


  16. Anonymous
    January 4, 2017 at 6:51 pm

    One small cup Of coco tea for 5 dollars that is a ripoff. They believe people working for them I was expecting them to blame government for their lost too.

  17. Eagles Eye
    January 4, 2017 at 7:40 pm

    So far common sense has prevailed and Chas was not blamed. Hope that common sense will prevail during this New Year.

  18. Anonymous
    January 4, 2017 at 7:55 pm

    What one cup of cocoa tea 5 00 i would never buy it the vendors are greedy for so long they selling they still not satisfied only fught down among them all the time they must give God thank for what they make and give God what he asked for 10 percent out of every dollar and be bless

  19. Calvin
    January 4, 2017 at 8:23 pm

    Greed. The vendors must realize that there’s simply not as much disposable income in our island as there used to be.

    It’s a simple model of supply and demand. If the vendors continue to try and sell products at a price that the market (those of there with our families and kids to enjoy) will not bear, they will go home without even a half loaf, nevermind a whole loaf. Maybe when they get home at end of the day they can feed their families the over-priced toys and treats that the rest of us refused to pay excess for. Greed…

  20. Anonymous
    January 4, 2017 at 8:25 pm

    Chastenet causing all dat

  21. Anonymous
    January 4, 2017 at 8:41 pm

    so ppl fault the rain fall so what there are 364 more days in the year make your hustle count and stop complaining

  22. sparkle
    January 4, 2017 at 11:52 pm

    It was not about becoming a millionaire in 3 days you want to at least make the tent money back and not all the toys was expensive …some Lucian’s like to much freeness’ all my toys were $5 you’ll want nice things cheap we didn’t get the things free..customs was not free

    1. Anonymous
      January 5, 2017 at 10:53 am

      You talk right Sparkle! What y’all selling is not worth the price!!!. You want to make profit on profit. You want to payback the rent, pay back the money customs charge you on people head those items are not worth the price. Everything now is $5. You cannot get anything for $2 or $3.
      St Lucians damn right for not throwing their money away on these rubbish items. Money y’all want to make on people head. Y’all does buy cheap stuffs in the US for cents. One bag of stuffs for cents. Then y’all want to come here and sell them individually for $5 $10. Go throw them at Deglos. Assou Square done!!!

  23. Anonymous
    January 5, 2017 at 10:40 am

    The President said that the vendors were unhappy with the outcome of revenue this year. Not he was unhappy.

  24. smiles
    January 5, 2017 at 4:45 pm

    You can’t please every body. Some happy some unhappy!!!