17 Jan

Port Mourant Market Committee formed

first_imgFollowing problems at the Port Mourant Market which began three weeks ago with vendors protesting the non-action of the Johns/Port Mourant Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC) Overseer, several of those affected have now formed a Market Committee.The committee includes three vendors: one from the fish and meat section, one from vegetable and the other representing clothes and food vendors and is headed by former Mayor of New Amsterdam Claude Henry; the committee also includes the market clerk and councillors from the Johns/Port Mourant NDC.Vendors who operate seven days a week, had picketed in protest of the emergence of a Friday-night market. The protest followed several complaints to the Johns/Port Mourant NDC over the unfairness of having some persons vend outside of the market while only some are required to pay market fees.Those vending on Friday-nights have been retailing vegetables to customers at wholesale prices and within a few weeks, hundreds began supporting the Friday-night market, forcing the others to protest.Those ‘legitimate’ vendors later refused to pay market fees, subsequently the NDC market revenue dropped from $150,000 to $20,000 weekly.Following the establishment of the market committee on Tuesday, the Saturday evening vendors were prevented from selling at the market.Police were called in and prevented persons who went to the area to vend from doing so. They were only allowed to display their merchandise after midnight. And those who remained until daylight were made to pay market dues.The regular vendors explained that they were happy with the action taken. Meanwhile, at the first meeting, it was suggested that Market Police be employed and present on Friday-nights and Saturdays.The committee is expected to meet again on Wednesday.last_img read more

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26 Dec

Chelsea to wrap up deal for Christian Pulisic in January – reports

first_img Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January getty Pulisic was linked with Liverpool in the summer but, according to the Daily Mail, Chelsea are now in pole position to tie up a deal.He is out of contract in 2020 and having rejected the offer of a new deal, Dortmund have accepted they have to sell.The German giants would prefer to cash in at the end of the season but the Mail claims Chelsea will look to get a deal done in January due to the threat of a transfer ban from FIFA.There had been talk of a price in the region of £70m previously, but that may have come down with the prospect of losing him for nothing in 2020. Before the international friendly against the Three Lions, Pulisic suggested he would be open to playing in England.He said: “England, the Premier League, is where lots of kids dream of playing so there is no reason why one day I won’t play here.”“We are having a great year at Dortmund and I am enjoying every moment of that.“Then when the time comes for me to talk in the breaks about my future, that’s when those things will happen.”Although Pulisic is one of the Bundesliga’s rising stars, he is struggling for first-team football at the Westfalenstadion because of the stunning form of Jadon Sancho – who has been named the league’s Player of the Month for October. Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Chelsea look poised to win the race to sign Borussia Dortmund youngster Christian Pulisic.The 20-year-old American forward has emerged as star for the German club and impressed in the USA’s  3-0 defeat to England at Wembley on Thursday night. targets LATEST moving on IN DEMAND Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer 2 The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Pulisic suggested he would like to play in England before the USA’s friendly at Wembley Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ REVEALED LIVING THE DREAM Pulisic in action against Dortmund team-mate Jadon Sancho 2 targets Latest Transfer News Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father RANKED last_img read more

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