Meadows calls for craft vending facility

No. 132 Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Jamaica Labour Party Constituency Caretaker/candidate for Trelawny Northern, Senator Dennis Meadows, is advocating for relocation site for the over 80 Bamboo Village craft vendors, mostly women, who have been displaced by the acquisition of lands in Coopers Pen by private interest where they have been producing and plying their crafts for over 30 years.

   The over 80 vendors are being adversely affected economically as the majority are sole bread winners for their families and are left without a facility to make a livelihood, this against the background of back-to-school costs approaching the new school year.
    The what-use-to-be Bamboo Village was the sole semblance of a craft village in the resort town.
    Senator Meadows is calling on the Member of Parliament, Dr. Patrick Harris, to use is office to ensure that the vendors find a suitable alternative site in the short term.
    The JLP Caretaker/candidate says, for the long term, Falmouth, as a fledging resort town, urgently needs a formal craft village to accommodate proper vending, against the background of a cruise ship pier now under construction and is scheduled for completion by year end; which will increase visitor arrivals to the historic town.
    Senator Meadows therefore calls on the Ministry of Tourism through the Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo) to move with alacrity in facilitating the construction of a craft village, which will improve the tourism offerings in the resort town and provide a suitable environment for craft vending and shopping.

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