Wednesday, March 18, 2009 – Food vendors wishing to provide services for
the up coming CARIFTA Games were targeted for support to enhance their standards
of operation. Toward this end, a one-day workshop for potential food vendors was
held today March 18, 2009 at the Vieux- Fort Town Hall from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.
As preparations for the Games continue at the George Odlum National Stadium in
Vieux-Fort, the quality of food standards is one of the major priority areas
under consideration. It is for this reason that the Local Organising Committee
for the Games has partnered with the Ministry of Health, Wellness Family
Affairs, National Mobilisation, Human Services and Gender Relations to organize
It is anticipated that with adequate training, vendors will demonstrate an
appreciation for improved food quality and as a consequence, upgrade their
standards in vending to the consuming public.
The Southern Division of the Department of Environmental Health is adamant that
only persons who have received organized training will qualify to offer vending
services at the CARIFTA Games.