Millet bus drivers who last month decided to suspend service to two areas of the community, are considering their next move.
The drivers are expected to have a meeting with the umbrella body that represents bus drivers in Saint Lucia – the National Council on Public Transportation (NCOPT) to discuss the way forward.
The bus drivers in early September quit serving Belair and Venus Estate, asserting that roads there are in a deplorable condition.
The President of the Millet Minibus Association, Cyprian Yarde told St Lucia Times that an inspection of remedial work on the Venus Estate road shows that it is not complete.
Yarde explained that as a result, the drivers will continue to stay away until the job is finished.
He also disclosed that there has been no action in Belair in terms of road repairs.
“The Ministry of Infrastructure will be in a better position to indicate whether they have any plans at all because if you last heard the Minister of Transport, he indicated that plans were at an advanced stage. But how far is that? Advanced is a very relative word and can mean anything,” Yarde asserted.
“Saying to me that planning is advanced is relative and open to interpretation so I will not venture to interpret,” he declared.
Yarde disclosed that a planned meeting with the NCOPT would discuss the current situation and what the next course of action will be.