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St. Vincent & Grenadines: Omnibuses withdraw service — again

Omnibus operators in St. Vincent and the Grenadines are today, Monday, withdrawing their services for the second time in two weeks over the government’s COOVID-19 protocols.

“We don’t have a definite period of time. Our intent is to withdraw it for as long at it takes to get the 12 capacity,” Royron Adams, president of the Vincentian Transportation Association (VINTAS), the umbrella body for omnibuses, told iWitness News on Monday

Some omnibuses withdrew their services two weeks ago after the government halved the number of passengers they are licensed to carry, but did not announce any concomitant subsidy.

After the withdrawal of service, the government announced that buses will get, for two months, EC$500 or EC$600 monthly, depending on the number of passengers they are licensed to carry.

A subsidy of the same amount was granted last year, when 18-seater buses were only allowed to carry 12 passengers.

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