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Showers fail to deter flea market vendors

Felix Chaudhary
Wednesday, April 09, 2014

SHOWERS in the Sugar City did not deter hawkers at a new flea market from setting up stalls at Shirley Park.

Nursery owner Naaz Begum said since the market was established five weeks ago, business had been brisk.

"People having been coming and buying every Saturday and business has been very good," she said.

"The only thing that spoiled today's (yesterday) sales was the rain."

Market organiser John Arstall said the event aimed to assist entrepreneurs in Lautoka.

"I am a businessman and have lived in Lautoka for 20 years. Together with other hawkers, we used to travel to Martintar in Nadi on a weekly basis to sell our goods there.

"So I negotiated with the Lautoka City Council to host a flea market every Saturday to promote Lautoka."

Lautoka special administrator Praveen Bala said the council supported the initiative because of a significant amount of requests from the people.





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