West Side Bus Association Hosts General Meeting
Basseterre, St. Kitts, June 29, 2020 (ZIZ): The executive body of the West Line Bus Association hosted its first monthly meeting with its members since their elections, on Sunday, to share information regarding their daily bus operations.
President of the West Line Bus Association Nicholson “Rambo” Webster spoke of the importance of the work of bus drivers.
“The passenger bus industry is a very critical part of the country. We are responsible for thousands of passengers on the daily commute,” he said. “Various sectors of the federation use buses on a daily basis. We have teachers, students, nurses, police officers, firemen, prison officers, civil servants, workers of the private sector, shoppers, self employed persons and folks who are going to lime or what we call ‘hang out’.”
Minister of Transport Hon. Lindsay Grant pledged the government’s support to the association.
“It is dear to our hearts to ensure that the people in this area travel properly over the next couple of years. So again, anything I can do, anything the government can do we will certainly reach a hand out to help you,” he said. “As the government, the people have given us a tremendous mandate and we don’t take that mandate lightly and we want to ensure that every single citizen bears some kind of fruit in our economic development of St. Kitts and Nevis.”
Minister of Public Infrastructure Hon. Shawn Richards who was also in attendance congratulated the association on its newly elected executive and encouraged them to form an alliance with the other bus associations.
“Congratulations to the executive. It is important of course that you continue to meet and that collectively you are able to bring your concerns and address them amongst each other in the best interest of the West Line Bus Association. However, as you meet and you collaborate as members of the West Line Bus Association, I would also encourage you to meet with the other bus associations because at the end of the day it is one single profession and a profession in which I am sure you can benefit from the collective wisdom of each other.”
Also present at the West Side Bus Association meeting were representatives from the social Security Board, TDC Automotive, Sagicor Insurance, The Transport Board, TDC Financial Services and the Traffic Department.
A question and answer segment followed the presentations.