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Crafts Alive vendors given more time to pay outstanding rent

- following meeting with Deputy Premier & Minister for Transportation, Works & Utilities Hon Kye M. Rymer
Vendors of Crafts Alive who have outstanding rent payments to Government have been given more time to fulfill their obligation. Photo: VINO/File
Deputy Premier and Minister for Transportation, Works and Utilities Hon Kye M. Rymer (R5) said he and his team held a meeting with the lessees of the Crafts Alive Village on 3 July 2019 and several concerns were raised on both sides, including but not limited to rent payment by the Lessees, patronising the shops and ‘cooperation and harmony’ among the Lessees. Photo: VINO/File
Deputy Premier and Minister for Transportation, Works and Utilities Hon Kye M. Rymer (R5) said he and his team held a meeting with the lessees of the Crafts Alive Village on 3 July 2019 and several concerns were raised on both sides, including but not limited to rent payment by the Lessees, patronising the shops and ‘cooperation and harmony’ among the Lessees. Photo: VINO/File
Entertainment and cultural exhibitions will be reintroduced to Crafts Alive by vendors, according to Deputy Premier and Minister for Transportation, Works and Utilities Hon Kye M. Rymer (R5). Photo: VINO
Entertainment and cultural exhibitions will be reintroduced to Crafts Alive by vendors, according to Deputy Premier and Minister for Transportation, Works and Utilities Hon Kye M. Rymer (R5). Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Vendors of Crafts Alive who have outstanding rent payments to Government have been given more time to fulfill their obligation, according to Deputy Premier and Minister for Transportation, Works and Utilities Hon Kye M. Rymer (R5).

Hon Rymer made this disclosure in a statement to the House of Assembly on July 31, 2019.

The Minister said he and his team held a meeting with the lessees of the Crafts Alive Village on 3 July 2019 and several concerns were raised on both sides, including but not limited to rent payment by the Lessees, patronizing the shops and “cooperation and harmony” among the Lessees.

Regarding the issue of rent payment, Hon Rymer said he has extended the grace period for lessees “who actually intend to make good on any outstanding rent payments as this Government strives to raise the standard of the experience at the Crafts Alive Village.”

It was back in April 2014 under the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government that eviction notices were served to vendors who were in arrears on their rent payments.

Meanwhile, Hon Rymer noted that from the “spirited discussion” it was clearly understood by the lessees what they need to do to improve their united successes as a crafts village, “and might I add here that the lessees have agreed that they will revert to the rules of the Crafts Alive Village along with improvements in product pricing, better product displays, a wider variety of merchandise, and to reintroduce entertainment and cultural exhibitions.”

5 Responses to “Crafts Alive vendors given more time to pay outstanding rent”

  • biker (12/08/2019, 17:15) Like (9) Dislike (5) Reply
    The Crafts Alive village is kind of dead most of the time except for the few hours a month when a cruise ship is at the Pier Park. It's hard to make money when the shop is closed all the time. Residents would be more likely to patronize the Crafts Alive vendors if they would have reasonable posted opening hours during the day and evening, cordon off the adjacent parking lot for Crafts Alive shoppers only(not the vendors), open some type of cafe in the village with comfortable seating, sell more useful goods and prohibit street vendors anywhere near the CA village .
  • asking for a friend (12/08/2019, 18:38) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    what about the man at the airport who they did not give more time
  • What!! (12/08/2019, 21:46) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    “More time” AGAIN???
  • enough (13/08/2019, 00:09) Like (27) Dislike (0) Reply
    I would like to know how much time was given. If they cannot pay $250. a month they don’t deserve that space. Rent it to someone who would appreciate it and make it work. Enough is Enough...time for them to GO.
  • big eye (13/08/2019, 08:47) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    to do good for the people is the government needed to be most of the time balance with local and international markets.to keep stable.


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