No approved increase in bus fares – Police say

By Admin. Updated 3:34 p.m., Tuesday, May 24, 2022, Atlantic Standard Time (GMT-4).

The Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force – RSVGPF said there has been no authorized increase in bus fares in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

In a release issued on Tuesday, the RSVGPF said it is aware of the circulation of a document on social media with the caption – “St. Vincent and the Grenadines Authorized Mini Bus Fares as of June 1st, 2022”.

But the police said that the purported increase in bus fares is not authorized by the Transportation Board for which the Commissioner of Police is the Chairman.

The police, in the press release, reiterated that Section 3 (1) of the Motor Vehicles and Road Traffic Act states: “there shall be an established body to be called the Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Transportation Board consisting of the Commissioner of Police as Chairman, the Chief Engineer, and five other members appointed by the Governor-General.”

Subsection (2) of the legislation further states, “the Board shall act in an advisory capacity and shall advise the Governor-General on all matters appertaining to road transport and traffic, and in particular as to the following matters:

Transport, rates, fares, tolls, dues, or other charges.

The police release stated that the police wishes to, in the interest of clarity on the matter, that the purported increase in bus fares is not authorized by by the Transport Board.

Here is the full release:

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