Effective Monday, January 18th 2021, no Vending which is (the selling of goods) will be permitted in and around Charlestown, Nevis, so says a release from the Traffic Department on the island.
According to the release, section (3) of Chapter 8.01 Charlestown Vending Prohibition Ordinance states: “Vending is prohibited on the Streets, Sidewalks, Public Squares and any other public place in Charlestown.”
Section (4) of the Ordinance states: “Vending in Charlestown shall take place only at the Charlestown Public Market and in any other area from time to time, designated by the Minister of Finance.”
Vendors are warned to immediately desist from doing business in the places aforementioned.
A person who acts in contravention or violation of these provisions commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding $1,000.00 EC or imprisonment for a period not exceeding three (3) months.
Moreover, the Press Release mentioned that there shall be No Entry nor Parking on the stretch of road which leads from the Medical Centre Pharmacy to the Inland Revenue Department Building, which is commonly referred to as Market Street, except for vehicles involved in Vending.