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Scrap metal dealers upset at Government move

One scrap metal dealer is calling on the administration to be a bit more flexible and give him some more time to remove from his Kingston location.

The South Carib Metals Company has been served with a three weeks notice by the Minister of Public works sometime last week, to remove and dispose of all encumbrances on the premises which is controlled by a government entity.

According to the dealer, an agreement was signed between the Ministry through the Transport and Harbors Department and the company since 2005 to carry out business from the Kingston location. He added that that agreement was inked by the original owner who lived abroad and is now deceased.

The dealer said while he will adhere to the instructions, three weeks is too short of a notice to remove everything.

The Public Works Minister Robeson Benn has been vigorously going after all those who ply their trade in areas in the city obstructing the drainage system and maintaining unsightly encumbrances around the country.

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