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Victor Gill Ramirez
Recent heavy rains threaten to delay BARVEN event Sun, 11/22/2020 – 5:19am Recent heavy rains have caused some delay in preparations, however plans for the staging of next week’s Community Market Extravaganza are pressing ahead.
Barbados Association of Retailers, Vendors, and Entrepreneurs (BARVEN) President, Allister Alexander stated this while speaking to Barbados Advocate yesterday, ahead of the pre-Independence Day activity
“The rains, to be truthful, have been keeping back the preparations. We would have liked to be well prepared. The area that we are trying to make a carpark, we would like some nice gravel put down…. We have started and we expect them to be completed by the time we are ready next week for the Community Market Extravaganza.”
Alexander said the November 28th event will include activities such as a cultural presentation where ‘Ma Vendor’, a character who personifies vending on the island, will be depicted from around 7:30am. He also stated that craft, clothing and fish vendors will be among those plying their trade on the day at the outdoor market’s Mighty Grynner Highway location. The Heart and Stroke Foundation is expected to be on hand to speak about how individuals, especially the youth, can go adopting a healthier lifestyle
The BARVEN President assured that every effort is being made to ensure quality produce will be present and available for purchase next Saturday
“We know things are scarce in Barbados right now as far as vegetables are concerned but we are looking to find them where ever they are in this country and bring them here at the BARVEN Super Outdoor Market for the Extravaganza next week.”