Many years ago, Roseau "Old Market Square" story was symbolic with liming and a well known meeting place for locals. The Old Market Square is as old as Roseau itself but the history you'd have to do it on your own.
What it is now and what is was however can't be more different. Ten years ago at least it was somewhere you could sit and have a relaxing drink, sit on the benches or lean on it's metal fences. Now it looks like a bustling place with lots of stalls selling to mainly tourists from the cruise ships that dock literally meters away. Add to that are the two issues that become very frustrating to the visitor and many locals. Firstly, there is a "lock down" around that section of Roseau, where access is nearly impossible for locals; and secondly the many personnel connected to the tourist trade and perhaps good for the many taxis and their drivers touting for trade.
The market traders themselves sell the same o, same o. The typical tourist products are on display. The sad thing is that although they all have Dominica printed on T/shirts etc, or you buy a national flag if you take a look at the tag; they are all made and produced in the Orient. All being said, there is a craft shop on the side facing the Ruins Rock Café that make and sell authentic Dominican crafts. More of this please. Yet, the Old Market Square still hold a special place in Dominican hearts.
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