After a recent law change, some small vendors in town and other commercial areas believe they are being pushed out of their prime locations.
Darlene Manzanares from Breakers comes into town to sell her home-cooked local Caribbean food to the tourists every morning, regardless if the cruise ships dock in Spotts or George Town.
“Ninty percent of my business comes from the tourists. The tourists cannot come all the way to the farmers market, which I am grateful for hon. Kurt tibbits to invite me there. I’ve been through there a couple of times and i’ve seen, that for me to actually take care of myself and four other caymanians that I have on staff , it is not feasable for me to go there. What i’ve asked the government to do, is to regulate things and come out and help us vendors.” Said Mrs. Manzanares
Mrs Manzanares suggests instead of the relocation, Government should give aid to those who set up small businesses catered to tourists instead of relocate them in an area where they may not bring in as much revenue.