West Line Bus Operators Hold Emergency Meeting

Basseterre, St. Kitts, July 24th 2020 (ZIZ News): West- line bus operators parked their buses on Thursday morning to participate in an emergency meeting at the west- line bus terminal on the Bay Road.

President of the West-Line Bus Association, Nicholson Webster explained that the reason for the meeting was to take a stand against challenges they are facing with a police officer at the terminal.

“What happen is that for the last couple of days we have had some challenges at the terminal with the police and we have a disruption of the normal day to day operation with a particular police who do not normally work in this area so out of that we have a number of members who have been arrested and ticketed one guy even got 5 ticket and a summons so we had to take a stand,” he said.

He also apologized to public for the disruption in services.

“I want to apologize to the public for the inconvenience but we had to sort out our business first and in sorting our business the public has been affected but we do not have any contention with the public or the government the situation arise because of the situation with the police here at the terminal.”

Second in Command at the Traffic Department, Inspector Phillip Eddy said that the bus associations and the police are in talks to discuss the way forward as it relates to the daily operations at the terminal.

“Presently they are in meetings that are actually coming to a conclusion of what will actually be on-going in the near future so based on that the bus drivers they remain as is until they have a final conclusion.”

The buses were back in operation at about 11 am.

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