Vendors plying their trade at the market square in Road Town will temporarily relocate on Fishlock Road, adjacent the Virgin Islands Fire and Rescue Headquarters until works to renovate the current market square is complete.
Minister for Transportation, Works and Utilities, Honourable Kye Rymer and officials from his ministry met with the vendors on July 10 in a follow-up meeting and provided an update on the preparations made for their accommodation as the Government of the Virgin Islands develops the market square. The vendors were also shown their potential staging areas.
Honourable Rymer said, “Vendors were given an opportunity to share concerns and suggestions as plans were brought forward to modernise the Road Town market square. The design for the temporary location was also presented to those vendors who were in attendance.”
Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie, in his 2020 budget address had made mention that the designs were in progress for the development of the square.
“This will add aesthetically to the city and provide more business opportunities for entrepreneurs, especially those in the farming community,” the Premier had said.
The development of the market square is expected to be another historic change for Road Town, ‘Our Little City with a Big Heart’ by the Government of the Virgin Islands in the Transformation for Resilience and Sustainability: SMART strategies, Empowered People and Green Development plan.
Note to editors: Collage- Ministry Officials and Market Vendors at proposed site. Drawing- Plan of site. (Photo Credit: GIS/Giovanni Herbert) (Architectural Plan: Public Works Department)