Record number of stalls at Bridgetown Market

Elvis Goodman was very interested in the jewelry made by craftswoman Asha Prescott.
Elvis Goodman was very interested in the jewelry made by craftswoman Asha Prescott.

A record number of stalls are on display at this year’s Bridgetown Market.

There are a total of 326 stalls, 96 in the Bajan Craft Village and 230 on Spring Garden Highway.

“This is unprecedented. Never has this happened before in terms of those numbers,” Minister of Culture Stephen Lashley

A visiting troupe from Guadeloupe took part in yesterday's ceremony.
A visiting troupe from Guadeloupe took part in yesterday’s ceremony.

said last evening at the Celebration of Emancipation Day and the Official Opening of Bridgetown Market held at  the Bajan Craft Village.

The most visible change this year, Lashley noted, is the installation of double decker stalls to cope with the overwhelming demand for more space.

Lashley implored the thousands traversing the highway to support the entrepreneurs, even as he and other dignitaries laid wreaths in tribute of Barbados’ nation heroes.

Dr Deryck Murray, director of the Commission of Pan African Affairs
Dr Deryck Murray, director of the Commission of Pan African Affairs

4 Responses to Record number of stalls at Bridgetown Market

  1. Allan B Love
    Allan B Love August 3, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    I love to take the kids to Bridgetown market ….nice!

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  2. Cherylann Bourne-Hayes
    Cherylann Bourne-Hayes August 3, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    Record stalls, how about money made.

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  3. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce August 3, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    Hard times. Some times all you could do is look. I don’t mind buying food that is grown locally. I want piece of sugar cane or cane juice, stew conkie to put in my stomach before I leave Bim!

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  4. Francis McClean
    Francis McClean August 3, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    Just buy something.

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