Starting in November, the Chamorro Village will implement a new system of operations concerning its Wednesday night market.
Following a complaint filed last week Thursday by Joaquin Naputi, a local farmer, the Department of Chamorro Affairs says that a new system of operations concerning the Chamorro Village Wednesday night market will be put into effect by Nov. 6.
In his letter addressed to DCA President Ann Marie Arceo, Naputi, a longtime vendor, expressed his concerns about other vendors selling imported produce having up to four vending sites during the night market.
“Chamorro was founded to increase agricultural production on Guam. When one looks at Chamorro Village now, many of the fruits being sold there are imported fruits. So instead of encouraging local production, then you are discouraging it in a way,” Naputi said.
According to President Arceo, Naputi’s concern is one that has been expressed frequently by others who sell at the night market and that the issue has been addressed by the Chamorro Village’s vendor committee.
“They established that every vendor can have no more than two stalls and I informed Mr. Naputi that it will be taking implementation in November,” Arceo said.
According to Arceo, this change will only affect the Wednesday night market vendors and not the merchants on the property.