(CMR) Vendors in the Cayman Islands Farmers' Market are calling for operators to improve security at the facility as several of them have been the victims of theft with unscrupulous individuals breaking into their stalls.
The vendors want the operators of the market to provide security personnel or install cameras at the location to help prevent continued theft. There are questions about who operates the market; some say it is operated by the government, while others say it is operated by a private entity.
The vendors say they have locked away their goods to ensure they are secured; however, that has proven futile as thieves continue to remove the locks and enter their shops.
One vendor has threatened not to pay any market fee until something is done, as she lost a large amount of goods to thieves.
“We are not safe in here… they are saying they are not responsible for the things we leave in here,” the woman said.
However, the vendor said at over 70 years old, it is difficult to remove the goods daily as they are heavy.
The vendors are calling on the operators not just to collect their money but to ensure they get quality service.