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MARKET VENDORS OWING KINGSTOWN TOWN BOARD $ 70 000, IN ARREARS

MARKET VENDORS OWING KINGSTOWN TOWN BOARD $ 70 000, IN ARREARS

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Small business people who ply their trade in shops at Little Tokyo, the Central Market and the temporary market are owing the Kingstown Town Board (KTB) up to $70, 000 in arrears.

The matter was raised last Tuesday at the Ministry of Social Development and National Mobilization staff meeting held at the Methodist Church Hall.{{more}}

Carl Williams, the Warden of the Kingstown Town Board, commenting on the issue said the KTB is cognizant of the challenges facing the shopkeepers at Little Tokyo and as a result has not been forcing them to pay. He said the KTB has been adjusting sympathetically to the situation confronting the shopkeepers.

He, however, announced that the KTB will be going on a collection drive this year.

Meanwhile, Mike Browne, Ministry of Social Development and National Mobilization, has disclosed that his Ministries will be making efforts to improve the revenue collection system at the KTB by July 31, 2006.

Browne also announced that the KTB will be restructured by May 31, 2006, based on the recommendations contained in the management plan and the vending situation at the Central Market regularized by March 31, 2006.

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