Millet bus drivers have withdrawn their service to some areas of the community due to deplorable road conditions.
Association President Cyprian Yarde told St Lucia Times that the Belair and Venus Estate roads are among the routes that have deteriorated over time.
He said the situation has been brought to the attention of the authorities.
Yarde explained that the Belair community was developed some 20 years ago.
“This road has deteriorated significantly with no road repairs done throughout that period,” he asserted,
He said the Venus Estate road has been in a dilapidated state since the passage of Hurricane Tomas in 2010.
Yarde disclosed that it is very time consuming to go into the two areas.
“It is very difficult in terms of wear and tear and the losses – the time factor that is involved and the comfort of the commuters because they have to be rocking from side to side,” he told St Lucia Times.
“ We are saying to the government that it is time that something be done about the roads in our community,” the spokesman for the Millet Bus drivers stated.
According to Yarde, the drivers believe that their community has been neglected for too long.
He declared that the withdrawal of services that started Monday will continue until the road conditions have been improved in a satisfactory manner.
Some 25 Millet bus drivers are engaged in the protest.