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  • Opal Beharrie, Secretary Manager of the St. Elizabeth Parish Council, has said that the Council would be lobbying for a new market for Black River.
  • In an interview with JIS News, Miss Beharrie said that given the state of the existing facility, nothing could be more appropriate than the construction of a new market.
  • It is really in a deplorable condition. We have made numerous representations to various agencies including the Ministry of Local Government, Community Development and Sport, and we feel that as a Council, what is necessary at Black River is a new market,she said.

Opal Beharrie, Secretary Manager of the St. Elizabeth Parish Council, has said that the Council would be lobbying for a new market for Black River.
In an interview with JIS News, Miss Beharrie said that given the state of the existing facility, nothing could be more appropriate than the construction of a new market.
“It is really in a deplorable condition. We have made numerous representations to various agencies including the Ministry of Local Government, Community Development and Sport, and we feel that as a Council, what is necessary at Black River is a new market,” she said.
The Secretary/Manager indicated that one of the compelling reasons was the fact that Black River was below sea level and “when the tide is high and there is rainfall, the water from the sea backs up into the market and makes it very unsightly.”
“I know the new Council is serious in erecting a new facility as it is a matter of high priority,” Mrs. Beharrie told JIS News.