RCI St. Lucia
posted on April 19, 2017 17:21
A city vendor whose storage hut was destroyed last week on the orders of the Castries Constituencies Council is seeking justice for what she says is the deliberate and targeted attack on her.
Josephine Burke who operates from an area on Jeremie Street, opposite the hut, says the structure was destroyed without prior notification from the CCC. But according to Council Chairman Peterson Francis, due process was followed. He claims that the structure was an eye sore and presented a health hazard in the city and as such immediate action had to be taken.
But Burke who denies the CCC argues that hers could not the only one among five other structures in the same location that was rodent infested
While she would not provide an estimate on the value of goods stored in the hut, Burke says she is seeking legal redress and demanding damages from the Council to cover her losses.
The Vendor says she continues to service a loan which was taken out to build the hut.