Castries Vendors Urged To Keep Standards High

Castries, St. Lucia, July 3, 2020 – The Castries Constituency Council last week held two separate meetings with both provisions market and coconut vendors. 

The tone of the meetings was positive.

 Both gatherings were chaired by Communications Manager, Jason Hullingseed, who spoke fully to the ideals, rules and regulations of the CCC and the image that vendors are expected to project.

 The first meeting for vendors at the new Provisions Market focused on terms of operations, deportment, sanitation and upkeep of the general area at the new and recently opened facility.

 Thereafter, Council along with representatives from the Ministry of Agriculture and the St. Lucia Solid Waste Management Authority met with the coconut vendors.

 Mayor Peterson D. Francis was also in attendance, addressing the concerns of the coconut vendors.

 “The idea is to continue such meetings in an effort to improve and keep up the standards of vending at the new facility,” the Mayor stated.

 “What we are trying to do is to meet expectations. There is a need to not only maintain the new facility, but also uphold the vending standards at such a level that consumers can see and experience the difference, said Mayor Francis.” 


  1. You mean the very same vendors who had the previous market like a pig sty. St. Lucians like shiny new things. They never bother to put the effort to maintain. Good luck with that.

  2. They already start covering with old tapoline and shower curtains ;a horrible sight you can take pigs out of the sty but they still pigs !

  3. Some of the vendors because of greed are putting additional stalls in areas reserved for access. This is a safety hazards for patrons. Mr Mayor see into that.
    I also realize vendors with coolers selling beverages including beers, etc. Is this allowed Mr Major?
    It stRts with one then another follows and in due time it will be of control. When an attempt is made then to stop it then everyone says ‘ they don’t want the malaway to make a bread to survive.

  4. I do not know what to say about these vendors. They were complaing of the location next to La Place Carenage because of the locatuon and because they were in the open exposed to the sun, rain storms and all. They gave them their location back upgraded. Yet still they want to back on the sidewalks to vend exposing themselves to what they complained about.
    On top of that the are already keeping the new location untidy. Big bolders on the side steps with dirty old tapoline. These venders are just nasty and low life individuals.

  5. Mr Mayor I believe you should have re-locate the LaClery bus stand as well as the Babonneau bus stand so that the market could have been extended. For the past several years we have seen an increased of vendors both coconut and food vendors. On Saturdays it is a total mess. Vendors are placing their produce in the walk way obstructing human traffic. People are using the pick-up trucks to sell their produce. The area needs widening. Your office should think of removing the buses in the market area.
    From day 1 I realized that the market will eventually be too small. I have also noticed that the vendors both coconut and food vendors have started keeping the area untidy. The coconut vendors are unkept and they are keeping the area like a pig stye according to someone who comment earlier. Gov’t cannot use tax payers money like this to have vendors destroy the facility like that. I hope you monitor and if it is vandalize in anyway, charge them.

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