Hindus cutting back on Divali spending

LONSTANDING vendor at the Chaguanas Market, Vijay Hoyte, sprayed water over his vegetables Thursday to keep them fresh, a sign over bags of unsold pimentos stating, “$10 for 100”.

He said he could not say why he was selling 100 pimentos for $10. Hoyte said fewer people were visiting the market. “Last week, market was harder than this week. This week running better. People just didn’t come out to shop last week.” Hoyte said the noticeable absence of customers surprised him. The Chaguanas Market, usually bustling in the run up to Divali, with shoppers complaining about high prices was a near ghost town after midday. Divali is due to be held on October 27 this year,

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