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OF DUST & MUD – GROS ISLET BUS DRIVERS WANT REPRIEVE FROM POOR WORKING CONDITIONS

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GROS ISLET BUS DRIVERS WANT REPRIEVE FROM POOR WORKING CONDITIONS

A decade without a fare increase, poor road conditions, rising fuel prices and the exorbitant cost of vehicle parts have been a major gripe for local minibus operators for a while now. But, for the drivers traversing the 1A Castries to Gros Islet route, a far from ideal condition at their bus stand has them seeking reprieve from the powers that be. But in this case, whose responsibility is it? Senior News Correspondent Miguel Fevrier has been following the story and filed this report.

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“Removed” Street vendors protest

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Sidewalk vendors protested after being evicted by City Police, Friday December 19. The vendors were reported to have been obstructing the entrance of the Blue Coral Mall located at William Peter Boulevard. The police intervention did not go down well with the vendors.SHOW LESS

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CCC MONITORING CHRISTMAS TIME STREET VENDING

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The Castries Constituency Council says it is keeping a close on the sidewalk congestion. Officials say they’ve already received complaints against city street vendors and is considering its options to regulate sidewalk vending.

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CHOISEUL GETS ITS FIRST MAJOR SUPERMARKET

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Choiseul residents won’t have to make the 30 minute drive to Vieux-Fort just to go grocery shopping. After years of negotiating with local businessman Bryan Daher, regional supermarket giant Massy Stores has set up shop in the south western constituency. Mr. Daher credited an unlikely source for convincing Massy Stores management to make a new home in Choiseul.

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