The Gros Islet bus driver who was involved in a confrontation with a female passenger last month has been fined and urged to seek counselling to assist him in controlling his temper, officials of the Gros Islet Minibus Association say.
Edmund Joseph, alias ‘Yellow’, appeared before the association’s Disciplinary Committee last week, along with the woman passenger, it was reported.
Their confrontation was recorded and posted on social media.
According to information obtained by St Lucia Times, ‘Yellow’ was found guilty in the incident and ordered to pay a fine of $500, failing which he will not be allowed to operate as a member of the Gros Islet Minibus Association.
An association official disclosed that the woman involved in the confrontation apologised for withholding the fare.
But the official told St Lucia Times that ‘Yellow’ refused to apologise to her.
It was explained that the errant bus driver previously operated on the Vieux Fort route and has been with the Gros Islet Minibus Association for about seven years, during which there had been a number of complaints against him.