Share LocalNews Vendors move back to Roseau Market by: Dominica Vibes News – December 1, 2017 Share Sharing is caring! Share 341 Views one comment Tweet Vendors have relocated back to the Roseau MarketTwo and a half months after hurricane Maria displaced vendors, they have returned to the Roseau Market as of today, Friday 1 December 2017. Vendors resorted to selling their produce on the road side, mainly on King George V Street, after the market was severely impacted by the category 5 hurricane. Though just one day before the move, many voiced concerns surrounding the availability of washrooms, running water and storage space, many have returned to the usual place of selling and buying local produce. Dominica Vibes visited the market and spoke to two local vendors. “I feel good being back in the market specially to meet all those who I could not meet on the street, my customers,” one said. However her concerns are still very present but today she looked at it with an optimistic eye. “The only thing we have a little problem there which I hoping that in due time will be solved in the most fastest way possible which is our washroom facility and we need water to the market, we really need our water so we can wash our hands, we can go to the washroom as ladies but other than that it really feels good being back there, I pray that everything gets back to normal in a speedy way,” she said. Another also expressed being happy being back at the Roseau Market. “I feel very good because I mean I have been vending for a number of years so there’s the original vending place so it very nice to meeting people as usual,” she said. At the time she spoke to Dominica Vibes she said her sales so far have been slow. “If we were by the road side like we last week then you get more people but with the market most people doesn’t come to the market but that’s the place they give us to sell so I guess we have to do what we supposed to do and I just wish more people come to the market to buy the fresh produce,” she added.
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