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Officials from the Port-
of-Spain City Corpora-
tion, Housing Ministry
and Urban Development
Corporation of T&T
(Udecott) will meet this
afternoon with Salvatori
site vendors on a "Plan
B" alternative relocation
site at Independence
This, after vendors recently rejected
the Corporation's initial offer of a South
Quay location and expressed anger at
the Government and Corporation.
Corporation workers began erecting
a wooden and galvanised fence around
the Salvatori site yesterday. Some ven-
dors began shifting their stocks, in
preparation for today's handover of the
building to Udecott, which had initially
given a February 14, deadline. The
processs was monitored by several
police officers at the site.
While some vendors have complete-
ly removed from the site, others were
still there up to yesterday afternoon
as corporation workers began erecting
the fence from Frederick Street side.
Port-of-Spain mayor Keron Valen-
tine, also met with vendors yesterday.
Prior to Valentine's arrival, one vendor,
Ermine Joseph, who said she lives in
Laventille West, said, "We want to see
the honourable Prime Minister right
now. Why he wouldn't come and see
small business people like us? We need
to see the Prime Minister with all that
is going on with us. I begging the
Prime Minister to do something for
us. Don't break our booths," she plead-
"Dr Rowley, reach out to us, please.
We reaching out to you," she cried.
"He could at least do that for us,
we voted for him, I walk in the rain to
campaign for (Laventille/West's
Fitzgerald) Hinds but we not seeing
him or anybody coming to our rescue
now. Please, Dr Rowley do
something for us," Joseph
said.Jude White and other
vendors agreed, pointing to
the recession and their bid
to "make an honest living".
When Valentine arrived,
another vendor Steve
Fletcher told him: "We
know it's a heavy load you
take up. Don't see us (as)
trying to chastise you for
people's mistake, is only our bread and
butter we're trying to save. We're trying
to abide with the rules even though
they harsh. You have a way to make
a dollar and we have our own, all we
ask is to help us make a fair deal."
"We visited the South Quay site and
were told it will be ready next week.
Last night a man got stabbed there,
higher up another one died. So we ask
you do to something as fast as possible.
We know it's a large cake and every-
body have to eat out of it and we don't
want to get the crumbs."
Valentine told them he'd spoken with
Housing Minister Marlene McDonald
and was inviting them to today's emer-
gency meeting with her and Udecott
chairman Noel Garcia to discuss the
"Plan B" relocation site.
That area is in a building next to the
Drag Brother's New City Mall. It's near
the corner of Henry Street and Inde-
pendence Square (south) and is
obliquely opposite to their Salvatori
location on Independence Square
Valentine, however, advised them to
remove their stock since corporation
crews were erecting the fence around
the site and the building has to be
handed over today.
"But we won't be throwing out any
of your stock or damaging it or con-
fiscating it. Security will be here round
the clock," he assured.
Fletcher, Joseph and others said
they'd attend the meeting.
Fence goes up at Salvatori site
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New venue proposed for city vendors
A quick response by Mon
Repos fire fighters averted a pos-
sible million-dollar disaster as
they battled a raging bush fire
that set ablaze near UMR Furni-
ture Manufacturing Company, in
Debe, on Saturday.
A report stated that a bush fire
had started at the back of the com-
pound along the SS Erin Road,
Debe, and within two hours, the
warehouse section of the building
caught on fire.
The security officer contacted
the Southern Division Headquar-
ters and fire appliances were dis-
patched. The fire fighters were able
to extinguish the blaze at the ware-
house as well as the bush fire before
it could spread to the furniture
store at the front of the compound.
Fire prevention officers were
back at the scene yesterday but
the value of the damage was yet
to be ascertained. UMR Furniture
Manufacturing Company is a land-
mark establishment in Debe since
1977 and engages in retail sales at
its furniture store and supplies
other furniture outlets in T&T.
Fire officers save furniture factory
Port-of-Spain City Corporation
workers erect a fence at the old
Salvatori building site at the
corner of Frederick Street and
Independence Square yesterday.
PHOTO: ABRAHAM DIAZ
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