Seventy-one street vendors will be allowed to return to High Street, San Fernando.
They will be issued with vendor badges and allotted specific spots along the street.
This was confirmed by San Fernando Mayor Junia Regrello more than a week after vending was temporarily halted. The mayor said then that the move was necessary because the number of street vendors grew significantly over the last year from 63 registered vendors to over 240.
Last week, the mayor met with the High Street Clothing Vendors’ Association and the Greater San Fernando Area Chamber of Commerce to iron out an arrangement.
In a Facebook post, the mayor said, “We have already received consent to go forward with the markings on the roadway leading to businesses from the President of the Greater San Fernando Chamber of Commerce, Mr Kiran Singh, who has conducted consultations with business owners of High Street on this matter. “
Thanking the public for its patience on behalf of the City Corporation, he said they were hopeful that the issues faced by store owners, traffic and police officers would be resolved with this hiatus on vending.
In an interview with Guardian Media, Singh was hopeful that the vendors would remain discipline, stay within the demarcations and not take advantage of the system.