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FIX F’STED FISH MARKET, BENNERSON SAYS

The Frederiksted fish market could be refurbished with the help of federal funding, according to Sen. Gregory Bennerson.
Bennerson said that after talks with Planning and Natural Resources Commissioner Dean Plaskett, the two will seek to repair the Frederiksted fisherman’s market.
"Since Hurricane Georges passed in September of 1998, the Frederiksted fisherman’s market, has been in need of repair," Bennerson said in a statement. "The intervention of the commissioner is necessary to effectuate the releasing of funds that has been available since Hurricane Georges via FEMA."
Bennerson said the livelihood of fishermen is being affected by the state of disrepair at the market. Refurbishing the facility will allow them to conduct business.
"The fishing community has voiced concern over this issue. They feel that they are being neglected because the damage was done in 1998 and here we are two years later with the damages yet to be addressed," Bennerson said.
Bennerson said that after discussing the situation with Plaskett, he learned that funding is available for the repairs, not only to the Frederiksted market but to other similar areas.
"I look forward to getting this and other projects started and completed on a timely basis," he said. "It is my hope that Commissioner Plaskett will get the necessary assistance from the Department of Property and Procurement along with the Department of Finance to the immediate release of funds…"

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The Frederiksted fish market could be refurbished with the help of federal funding, according to Sen. Gregory Bennerson.
Bennerson said that after talks with Planning and Natural Resources Commissioner Dean Plaskett, the two will seek to repair the Frederiksted fisherman’s market.
"Since Hurricane Georges passed in September of 1998, the Frederiksted fisherman’s market, has been in need of repair," Bennerson said in a statement. "The intervention of the commissioner is necessary to effectuate the releasing of funds that has been available since Hurricane Georges via FEMA."
Bennerson said the livelihood of fishermen is being affected by the state of disrepair at the market. Refurbishing the facility will allow them to conduct business.
"The fishing community has voiced concern over this issue. They feel that they are being neglected because the damage was done in 1998 and here we are two years later with the damages yet to be addressed," Bennerson said.
Bennerson said that after discussing the situation with Plaskett, he learned that funding is available for the repairs, not only to the Frederiksted market but to other similar areas.
"I look forward to getting this and other projects started and completed on a timely basis," he said. "It is my hope that Commissioner Plaskett will get the necessary assistance from the Department of Property and Procurement along with the Department of Finance to the immediate release of funds..."