Refurbishing works at the Papine Market in St Andrew and the Red Rose Market in downtown Kingston are almost completed, with both facilities expected to be once again fully operational shortly.
According to Mayor of Kingston, Senator Delroy Williams, the Papine Market is 98 per cent restored with only gable ends on the roof needed to be done. He said work on the Red Rose Market was completed, but a decision was taken to redo the flooring.
“In terms of the Red Rose Market, we have done a lot of work there. The UDC spearheaded that project and we are just now redoing the floor, taking a look at the flooring to ensure that the flooring is appropriate, because it is a fish market. We want to ensure that we have appropriate flooring for that kind of activity.
“Certainly we will complete the Red Rose Fish Market and in a matter of weeks we will install the gable ends at the Papine Market and those two markets will then be fully repaired and we will move to the Jubilee Market and we are pursuing a redesign and major work at the Pearnel Charles Arcade,”
Williams was speaking during a tour of the Stony Hill Market in St Andrew Tuesday morning. He toured the facility along with Town Clerk Robert Hill, councillor for the Stony Hill Division Tosha Schwapp and other members of the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC).
He said the refurbishing is part of a drive by the KSAMC to upgrade markets across the municipality.