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  • The Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation (KSAC) will be implementing additional measures this year to address the problem of illegal vending downtown.
  • Speaking at the Corporation’s monthly meeting held in Council Chambers, downtown Kingston on Tuesday, February 10, Deputy Mayor, Andrew Swaby, said the new strategies will be strictly monitored.
  • He said consultations are being held with several stakeholders to ensure that the measures can be sustained.

The Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation (KSAC) will be implementing additional measures this year to address the problem of illegal vending downtown.

Speaking at the Corporation’s monthly meeting held in Council Chambers, downtown Kingston on Tuesday, February 10, Deputy Mayor, Andrew Swaby, said the new strategies will be strictly monitored.

He said consultations are being held with several stakeholders to ensure that the measures can be sustained.

“These discussions are to make sure that the mission of the KSAC is clearly articulated and understood by all stakeholders including vendors, the business community, the police, citizenry, and the media,” he informed.

Mr. Swaby said that street vending continues to be a challenge and pointed out that the KSAC will continue “to do all that we can to rectify this problem.”

During the sitting, the KSAC passed a resolution for the allocation of $39.6 million from its Equalization Fund to complete upgrading works at the Queens Market, downtown.

“These funds will be used to complete repairs to the Queens Market, and will go a far way in improving the market district and vending in particular,” Mr. Swaby said.

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