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Vendors seminar in Sandys

The new act governing vendors is to explained at the last of three meetings hosted by the Bermuda Economic Development Corporation (BEDC).

The BEDC took over management of stallholders from Magistrates’ Court at the start of this month, following the repeal of the 1894 Pedlars Act, which was replaced by the Vendors Act 2015.

A spokesman for the BEDC said: “To assist existing and new pedlars and vendors with this transition, the Corporation organised a series of free information sessions for the public to attend and find out more information about the new legislation and the requirements for their vending business.”

The final meeting, which follows earlier events in Hamilton and St George’s, is tomorrow at Sandys Middle School, Somerset, between 6pm and 8pm.

Topics covered will include new legislative requirements, the application process, annual and temporary vendors licences, designated vendor markets, the BEDC business register, Government land use requirements and BEDC support and services.

The BEDC said that, since the launch of the vendor market initiative by Government which was set up to encourage small-scale enterprise, more than 200 vendors had registered with the BEDC and four market sites had been established.

• For more information on the Somerset meeting or the vendor market initiative, contact the BEDC at info@bedc.bm or visit the BEDC website at wwwlbedc.bm.