Gov’t to regulate vending on beaches

Vending on beaches in St. Vincent and the Grenadines will be regulated, Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves and Minister of Tourism Carlos James have announced.

“… we are looking seriously at the issue of beach vending,” James said on radio on Sunday.

“There is nothing on the books that says that we can currently facilitate beach vending. So, for all intents and purposes, everyone who goes to the beach with an icebox, they are vending illegally,” James, who is also a lawyer, said on WE FM on Sunday.

“And there are cases where sometimes at different location, we have more vendors than people using the beach or there are persons who can’t access the beach to have a relaxing afternoon because there are so many beach chairs or vendors who are performing this particular type of service or providing this particular type of service,” James said.


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