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  • The Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation (KSAC) is to step up enforcement activities at several popular vending locations in downtown Kingston, to tackle low vendor registration in these areas.
  • This initiative aims to provide and maintain order in the market district through the effective registration of vendors.
  • Target groups include all occupational and seasonal vendors engaged in vending activities within the formal markets and designated vending areas in Kingston and St. Andrew.

The Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation (KSAC) is to step up enforcement activities at several popular vending locations in downtown Kingston, to tackle low vendor registration in these areas.

Speaking at today’s council meeting in downtown Kingston, Mayor of Kingston, Senator Councillor, Dr. Angela Brown Burke, informed that areas being put under greater scrutiny include Oxford Mall, Darling Street Transport Centre, Pechon Street Transport Centre, Red Rose Fish Market, and Coal Yard Market.

The Mayor said that vendor registration rates at each of these locations is less than 50 per cent. “Coal Yard is zero per cent, nobody registered; at Red Rose, we’re seeing about 22 per cent; and Pechon Street is 25 per cent. The best is Oxford Mall, which is at 44 per cent,” she added.

Senator Brown Burke said enforcement officers have been instructed to step up registration activities over the next two weeks to increase vendor compliance and increase public order.

This initiative aims to provide and maintain order in the market district through the effective registration of vendors.

 Target groups include all occupational and seasonal vendors engaged in vending activities within the formal markets and designated vending areas in Kingston and St. Andrew.