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Handcart operators being registered, to pay $3,000 fee
2013-10-08 17:58:40 | (0 Comments)
Jerome Reynolds, Staff Reporter
The Kingston and St Andrew Corporation (KSAC) has rolled out its registration system for handcart operators in the downtown Kingston commercial district.
Mayor of Kingston, Senator Angela Brown-Burke, told today’s monthly meeting of the KSAC that all handcarts conveying goods will be required to be registered and pay an annual registration fee of $3,000.
Senator Brown-Burke pointed out that handcarts operating as markets on wheels are now illegal and this has been communicated to the police.
The KSAC first announced its registration system for handcart operators in May but it was delayed following objections to the move.
The Kingston Mayor said the necessary consultations have now been held and the KSAC is pressing ahead.
She reiterated that the registration system will bring more order to vending in the downtown commercial district.
Senator Brown-Burke said the KSAC has started holding meetings with its stakeholders as it prepares for the upcoming busy Christmas shopping season.
She said plans will be developed to ensure safe and hassle-free shopping in the commercial district.
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