Vendor applications in Falmouth spike on cruise days
The brand new port of Falmouth, Jamaica is bustling with new cruise ship passengers who are visiting the port every week and that has local businesses excited. So much so that the Trelawny Parish Council is overwhelmed with applications for vendor licenses on days when ships are in port.
Last month the Trelawny Parish Council started encouraging vendors to register after reports of some locals harassing cruise guests. The council reports that in just four days, over 1000 applications have been submitted.
Falmouth Mayor Colin Gager isn't sure how to proceed, "We are overwhelmed by the number of venders who want to sell craft items and at this point we are not sure how we are going to accommodate all of them".
The original plans by the council called for between 20 and 25 vendors in Water square to be allowed on a rotating basis. In addition, there would be another 50 allowed on the pier during a day when a cruise ship was docked.