Vendors clamour for more time

Fish vendors are appealing to the authorities to extend market opening hours in light of the Easter season.

With Government’s curfew directive in play to contain the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), fish markets across Barbados are only open from 8 a.m. until noon.

Some vendors at the Berinda Cox Fish Market in Oistins, Christ Church, and the Bridgetown Fisheries Complex along Princess Alice Highway, said four hours was not enough time for them to earn a proper day’s pay and to facilitate the large crowds of people going to the market.

Yesterday at the market in Bridgetown, hundreds of people congregated around the fence before 8 a.m. to get their favourite fish.

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