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‘A new deal for vendors’ coming

November 30, 2021

Legislation that “provides a new deal for vendors” is expected to be passed in Parliament on Friday.

Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley shared this news on Independence Day, at the National Independence Awards Ceremony, where she delivered her Address to the Nation, in Golden Square Freedom Park.

Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley, her Trinidad and Tobago counterpart Dr. Keith Rowley and his wife Sharon Clarke-Rowley, pose for a photograph following today’s National Independence Awards Ceremony at Golden Square Freedom Park. (B. Hinds/BGIS)

Ms. Mottley said: “We promised you a new deal and the greatest pride I have is that Friday morning, the first piece of legislation that we expect to be passed in Barbados’ Parliament will be the legislation that provides a new deal for vendors; a legislation that will stop making them criminals for wanting to support their families and to do good by them.

“This has been in the works for over six decades, and the stories of how many people in this country are only here because of the extent to which their parents and grandparents were able to take sun and rain in order to sell, so that they could keep you in school….  It is time [to do right by the vendors].”

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