Vendors ordered to vacate Stabroek wharf

Vendors at the Stabroek Market Wharf were on Friday served with notices to vacate the area within 14 days in order to facilitate repairs. 

The notice was issued to the vendors by Town Clerk Royston King.

Following an inspection of the wharf, Chief City Engineer Colvern Venture on August 23rd issued a notice to the council informing that it was “uninhabitable and unsuitable to continue to accommodate vending activities.”

As a result, King’s notice informed them that they have 14 days to vacate from the wharf, failing which lawful measures would be taken to ensure their


In addition, the notice informed vendors that if they if they continue to occupy the area after the date of the issuance of the notice, they would be doing so at their own peril and the City Council would not be liable for any loss or injury they may suffer.

Preparatory works at Russell Square, Stabroek, which has been identified for the relocation of some of the vendors, are still ongoing.

The wharf has been slowly deteriorating over the years but despite the collapse of sections of the roof, vendors have continued to ply their trade there.  

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