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Barbados: Commuters stuck on street as PSVs halt operations

Thousands  were left stranded at bus stops across the nation today as the drivers of privately-owned Public Service Vehicles (PSVs) shut down their engines to agitate for an increase in bus fares, among the changes demanded for a transport system they claim has not been working in their interest for years.

Some operators blocked a few of their colleagues who crossed the protest line and attempted to continue operating.

Drivers and conductors told Barbados TODAY the last straw was the imposition of a new uniform, with shirts bearing the logo of the Barbados Transport Authority.

They also said there were infuriated over a number of laws including one which could see their licence revoked for six months after being reported twice by police, which they said caused uncertainty about their future.

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