Arima Mayor: Zero tolerance on illegal vending
Specific entrances to the Arima market have been barred from pedestrian traffic in an effort to curb illegal vending.
The move, which was called by the Inspector of the Municipal Police, has received support from Arima Mayor Lisa Morris Julian and the Arima Borough Council.
The Mayor said the back entrance to the market will remain cordoned off in an effort to prevent the area from being populated by illegal vendors who have encroached on the sidewalks to ply their trade.
She said that although these vendors have been assigned stalls within the market, they prefer to catch their sales by illegal means.
Morris Julian added that the council remains resolved in their zero tolerance approach to all forms of illegal vending, and have therefore embarked on a project to construct secure market stalls to improve the working conditions for legal vendors.