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Prime Minister Bruce Golding said that repair work on the Coronation Market will start on Monday and vendors who lost stock as a result of the recent security operations in the city will receive assistance. Mr. Golding gave this assurance after walking through sections of the Kingston market district this morning (June 10).
At the end of the tour that lasted nearly an hour, Mr. Golding said, “We are going to commence work on Monday morning; that is the initial response.. We are making arrangements to assist those vendors who have lost their goods to replenish some of their stock so that they can start trading again.”

Prime Minister, Hon. Bruce Golding (centre) and Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Christopher Tufton (right), listen keenly as Mayor of Kingston, Councillor Desmond McKenzie, explains the extent of the damage to a section of the Coronation Market downtown Kingston, which was gutted by fire during the unrest in West Kingston last month. The Prime Minister, along with Ministers of Government; Mayor of Kingston, Councillor Desmond McKenzie; representatives from the private sector; and other officials; toured the market, Oxford Mall and the Darling Street Police Station today (June 10) to assess the damage.

According to the Kingston and St Andrew Corporation (KSAC) Town Clerk, about 75% of the nation’s largest produce market, Coronation Market, is not useable because of a recent fire.
The Prime Minister also said that efforts at rebuilding will form part of a significant redevelopment of downtown Kingston.

Prime Minister, Hon. Bruce Golding (centre), points out something of interest to Mayor of Kingston, Councillor Desmond McKenzie (left), during a tour of the Coronation Market downtown Kingston, which was gutted by fire during the unrest in West Kingston last month. The Prime Minister, along with Ministers of Government; representatives from the private sector; and other officials; toured the market, Oxford Mall and the Darling Street Police Station today (June 10) to assess the damage.

Mr. Golding was accompanied by government officials including the Minister of Agriculture Dr. Christopher Tufton, Minister of State with responsibility for Local Government, Robert Montague, Mayor of Kingston, Councillor Desmond McKenzie and executives of the Urban Development Corporation (UDC), National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) and the Jamaica Fire Brigade.
Among others participating in the tour were President of the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Milton Samuda and President of the Private Sector Association of Jamaica Mr. Joseph M. Matalon.