By Demion McTair Updated 4:47 a.m., Tuesday, 14 April 2020, Atlantic Standard Time (GMT-4)
Kingstown, St. Vincent (ONE NEWS SVG) – Registration of mini buses for sanitization and Stimulus payments resumes today.
Minister of Transport and Works, Senator Julian Francis said Sunday “I am appealing to all minibus owners, drivers and conductors to get registered to access the sanitization programme and the stimulus payment for the next two months as announced by the Minister of finance”.
“Registration stations are at the E T JOSHUA airport parking lot for windward buses and on the road around VICTORIA PARK for Leeward and Kingstown buses” – the statement added.
“Registration continues TUESDAY 14th at 8.30 am. Minibus Drivers / owners are asked to bring along their driver’s license, the conductor and conductor’s license. Registration closes @ 5:30 PM daily.
In an effort to curb the challenges faced by the minibus operators, a reduction of $1.00 per gallon has been implemented at the pump on March 23rd, 2020 and another reduction of $1.00 is expected to come on stream on or about April 23rd, 2020″ – the statement added.
Mini bus operator can only access the announced benefits if they register.
Meanwhile, the Vincentian Transportation Association – VINTAS is scheduled to meet with its members today – omnibus owners and operators, to discuss the impact of Covid-19 on the transportation sector, and government’s proposals to members of the association.
The meeting will be held at the Arnos Vale Sporting Complex at 2:00 p.m.