Press Release

Ministry of Transportation Works and Utilities
Topics: 
City Management
Release Date:
Monday, 10 July 2017 - 5:21pm

Vendors plying their trade near Sol Gas Station at the roundabout in Road Town are asked to cease operations at the site from today July 10.

Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Communications and Works, Mr. Anthony McMaster said the Ministry of Communications and Works along with the Office of the City Manager have become increasingly concerned about the manner in which vending is taking place throughout Road Town and are reconsidering locations for these vendors to carry out business.

McMaster said, “After completing a thorough review, a decision has been made to immediately cease vending in specific areas which we consider to have a negative impact in Road Town.”

He added, “As such, effective immediately vending will be stopped in all areas, with the exception of the market, which was earmarked for vending, and from today no vending will be permitted by or near the roundabout.”

The Office of the City Manager will be reviewing all vending areas in Road Town and vendors should anticipate cease and desist letters if they are situated in areas that have been identified as having a negative impact on the daily operations of the city.

The Permanent Secretary said that both the Ministry and the Office of the City Manager understand that it is important for persons to earn a living and will keep this in mind while relocating businesses.

“We will work with vendors along with the Trade Department and Town and Country Planning to ensure that adequate spaces are provided at specific areas within the confines of the city whereby vending can take place under a legitimate means”, Mr. McMaster said.

 For more information about the areas to be affected please contact the Office of the City Manager at 468-2021.

Author

Nekita Turnbull

Information Officer II
Department of Information & Public Relations 
Telephone: 468-2730
Email:  Neturnbull@gov.vg