Title: City markets targeted as showcase for CARIFESTA X
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/CA00100689/00001
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Title: City markets targeted as showcase for CARIFESTA X
Physical Description: Newspaper clipping
Language: English
Publisher: Kaieteur News, Tuesday, 5 August 2008, pages 12 & 13
Publication Date: 2008
Subject: Cities
Municipal Markets
Abstract: Clerk of Municipal Markets, Mr. Schuler Griffith reports on measures to institute and maintain the orderliness and proper sanitary conditions at the five municipal markets in Georgetown.
Funding: Digitized with funding from the Digital Library of the Caribbean grant awarded by TICFIA.
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Bibliographic ID: CA00100689
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat
Holding Location: Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat
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Resource Identifier: CARIFESTA X 2008

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Kaleteur News tuesday August 05, 2008

Page 13

Although plans to ensure that the
municipal markets are in an acceptable state,
there are constant measures being put in
place as part of efforts to prepare the city for
the hosting of Carifesta X.

markets targeted as showcase for Carifesta

But things got a boost recently.
This disclosure was made by the
municipal Clerk of Markets, Mr Schulder
Griffith, who, during an interview with this
newspaper yesterday, revealed that recently-
imposed measures have
served to bring immense
order to the markets,
primarily Stabroek and
Bourda Markets.
Griffith explained that
the efforts to improve the
appearance and cleanliness
was stepped up, since there
has been collaboration with
various municipal
departments, including
Public Health and City
Engineers Departments,
among others.
This collaboration,
according to Griffith, has
already allowed for some
work to be done on the roof
of the Stabroek Market,
while major works are
ongoing at the Bourda
Work at the latter market,
the senior official said, was
held up due to the discovery
of asbestos in the roof of the
However, he noted, the
substance has since been
removed, and works have
recommended, with a

Griffith, so far, the proposal has not attracted improve that facility in order to attract selling clothing and household items will
suitable clients, vendors. have their respective sections, too.
In the meantime, he said, major attention One of the moves to be initiated, he said, And while the initiative will not be in
is being given to the new Vendors Mall, is to categorise the operations, where food place for Carifesta, it is slated to be
noting that measures will be put in place to vendors are in one section, even as those implemented by September 8, Griffith said.

completion date anticipated to be shortly.
He said that a grand clean-up campaign
will be engaged at all fi' e of the municipal
markets Stabroek, Bourda, Albouystown,
La Penitence, and Kitty next Wednesday.
He said that it has been proposed that all
of the markets be closed for half day on that
day, even as he noted that the assistance of
the Fire Service will be sought to aid efforts
to flush out drains and other areas in the


In the meantime, he said, vendors at the
Mall will work towards improving the
appearance of their stalls and surroundings
with a view to supporting the municipal

"All of the stallholders will be involved
in this massive exercise....We expect that
stall holders will paint up and spruce up their
stalls as well..."
Measures implemented to improve the
Stabroek Market were recently lauded by
Councillor Kamla Devi Ross, who expressed
the desire to see other markets emulate the
orderly drive.
Maintaining order at the
markets is being derived
through a penalty scheme, Mr
Griffith disclosed.
He explained that,
normally, stallholders are
given a foot of space to display
their goods, but often they
would bypass that stipulation -
a development which has led
to the formation of the penalty,
which has since seen
stallholders paying a
minimum of $5,000 fine.
"Everybody wants to sell
in front of each other...so,
many people have had to pay
the fine, and so now they are
adhering and the place is more
orderly now."
At the moment, too, and as
part of sprucing-up efforts for
Carifesta, Griffith said, some
rehabilitation works are being
undertaken at the Kitty Market
by the City Engineer's
He said that, while it is not
major work, it is intended to
ensure that the market does
not fall down altogether.
It has been proposed by the
Council that the Kitty,
Albouystown and La
Penitence Markets be placed
into the care of private
contractors with a view to
relieving the Council of their
However, according to

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