Bus drivers want to discuss transport sector policies

Bus drivers want to discuss policies for their sector with the new Allen Chastanet led administration.

The disclosure has come from the President of the National Council on Public Transportation (NCOPT), Godfrey Ferdinand.

Ferdinand told the Times that there are a number of agreements with the former government that bus drivers would like to see maintained.

“We would like to speak with this present government to actually see the way forward in terms of policies to the sector,” he said.

He revealed that the NCOPT had an agreement with the former administration for an immediate increase in bus fares should the price of fuel go beyond a certain level.

Ferdinand stated that other agreements with bus drivers included the non-payment of route permits for a three year period and a tax amnesty.

“We would really like to speak with the new Minister of Transport to see how we can discuss these issues to honour them and to see if they can better it,” the NCOPT President told the Times.

He observed that the council has worked before with both the current ruling United Workers Party (UWP) and the Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP), which is now in opposition.

Ferdinand asserted that the goal of the NCOPT is to look after the interests of the public transport sector.

“That is why we don’t have any difficulty meeting with the Minister of Transport,” he noted.


  1. Sad-But-True
    June 16, 2016 at 10:09 am

    Allen (the Boy!) will no longer see them through. This is what you voted for 🙂
    I Voted Labour. The Party For Innovation, Nation Building, Infrastructure Building and Progress Development.

    But ya’ll voted for the uwp. See the difference? Lol. 🙂

    1. milo
      June 16, 2016 at 10:28 am

      Traitors voted labour. patriots voted UWP. Old volaire!

      1. Sad-But-True
        June 16, 2016 at 10:53 am

        Patriots of the Brown Paper Bag. Lol. You’re on to something, Old Chap 🙂

  2. Anonymous
    June 16, 2016 at 10:24 am

    You all to fast … take a breather. They just get to office and there are mor important things to to discuss than the public transport….SO HOLD IT DERE

  3. Anonymous
    June 16, 2016 at 10:34 am

    Health first please

  4. opps!!!
    June 16, 2016 at 10:56 am

    Gođfrery all of you labor hacks. You all teady to try to distablize the ne government. All you concern with is the public transportation sector and not the public using you all. Greed. Let the people settle.

    1. Sad-But-True
      June 16, 2016 at 11:28 am

      Why settle?
      You think it was going to be easy for you?
      The shoe is now on the other foot and you are “bawling”? You also had the uwp in a party mood close to 2 weeks after an election, giving themselves every position imagined under the sun, and you want to amplify such foolishness?

      Mam, Please!

  5. Anonymous
    June 16, 2016 at 12:23 pm

    Sad-But-True you just a bitter SLP hack. Guess no more hand out for you so you are chipping away on social media. Thats where you can hide.

    1. Sad-But-True
      June 16, 2016 at 12:32 pm

      I am very comfortable (thank you very much.) You are upset because Tom Cho can no longer give you a Brown Paper Bag. Lol. Lol

  6. when will we stop
    June 16, 2016 at 1:14 pm

    Private transport should be a thing of the past. Its about time we have a government and public funded transport system with proper schedules and bust stops. About time we invest in hybrid buses. Im sick and tired of these bus drivers.

    1. Anonymous
      June 16, 2016 at 1:31 pm

      I’m sick of them too. Government run transportation service with proper schedules. Every two days these idiots want increase. Don’t break and let them bleed us dry Allen. Stand firm, say no way to greedy bus drivers

    2. Ananymous
      June 29, 2016 at 3:38 pm

      arent the bus driver still gonna drive the buses yo idiot

  7. reality
    June 16, 2016 at 7:19 pm

    Godfrey..aa, u alive uh??? Long time we eh see ur face. Many routes brought matters up to you and you never brought them forward, when u got these deals and promises you didn’t make them public, so u can ask to speak to the gov without making it public. you are making this obvious