Three Cheers for the Hair Braiders!

First Published: 2001-02-11

Recent press reports regarding the hair braiders on Prince George Wharf repairing and painting their workstations is heart warming and the individuals involved deserve a rousing round of applause.

The hair braiders’ commendable efforts are a notable departure from the traditional bellyaching of the straw vendors and fish vendors known for lack of appreciation for the premises provided them with taxpayer money. However, tired of waiting for their landlord (the Government), the industrious hair braiders decided it was in their best interest to clean and paint their work area recognising that: “Tourists wouldn’t come here because they saw that it was so dirty and they wouldn’t want to sit or be served in a dirty place.”

Government as landlord, should be held to the same standards as a private lessor.

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