Down Town Merchants Association President, Gregory Aboud

Down Town Merchants Association President, Gregory Aboud

President of the Downtown Owners and Merchants Association, Gregory Aboud says while he was a part of the body that aided street vendors in acquiring and extending their a residency at the Salvatori vending site in Port of Spain, the time for change has come.

Mr. Aboud told Power 102.1FM that Charlotte Street is now on its knees, noting that delivery trucks for businesses on that side of Port of Spain, are often forced to make early deliveries to avoid the street vending chaos.

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He said the situation is making the city weaker.

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The DOMA president recommended an international model of rotational vending, saying that this is what is done in developed countries.

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Downtown Owners and Merchants Association President, Gregory Aboud.

Meanwhile, a meeting described as a productive one between some 30 Salvatori vendors, Housing Minister Marlene Mc Donald and Port of Spain mayor, Keron Valentine, revealed that the Housing Minister plans on approaching cabinet colleague, Local government minister, Franklin Khan on the issue of acquiring an abandoned building in Port of Spain, for the vendors.

Minister Mc Donald revealed that the building is located on the corner of Frederick and Henry streets in Port of Spain.