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Mayor and City council examines security arrangements at Stabroek Market – 11th Dec 2012

The Georgetown Mayor and City Council is examining the security arrangements of the Stabroek Market, days after the robbery of a jewellery store.

Town Clerk, Carol Sooba, today told Capitol News, that she met with stallholders who spoke of their dissatisfaction with the security provided by the city constabulary. She said, one of the issues that were raised by the stallholders is that when creditable information is provided to the constable they are slow to act.

Some stallholders have employed private security to protect their interest, but not all stallholders are in favour of that move.

According to Sooba, the majority of the stallholders do not want the private security firm at the market. Sooba said, another issue raised by the aggrieved stallholders, is the opening hours and the access to the market by persons using wielding materials and cutting torch.

The Town Clerk said, that the municipality is examining the systems that are in place.

Just last week a stallholder claimed that he was robbed in excess of 9million dollars in cash and Jewllery.

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