I have no issues whatsoever with a person who is trying to...

Josy - May 12 2011, 1:05 AM

I have no issues whatsoever with a person who is trying to make some money to feed, and educate his children.

Those small merchants are sending their children to school, and even Universities.

The lady my mom use to buy earings from at the market has a son who became a doctor, and her other children are all professionals from selling small items on the sidewalk.

I would probably be right there if I were in their shoes, but the government needs to assist them and improve the service.

They do not have jobs for all their citizens, and need to work with them. They should be trained in hygiene, and food safety.

They should have spots for them, so they are not all over the place and they can be where they can sell their products.

They should also show them how to sell, negotiate, and bargain with potential customers.

I have been to the craft market in Kingston years ago, and was really impressed by the merchants there.

They have uniforms, and picture identifications.

They do not curse you if you look at their merchandises, and do not buy anything.

I have been cursed in Haiti, and even called a thief for browsing in downtown Port au Prince.

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