Francis appeals to bus operators to register for sanitization programme and stimulus payment

The Minister of Transport and Works, Hon. Senator Julian Francis is appealing to all minibus owners, drivers and conductors to get registered to access the sanitization programme and the stimulus payment for the next two months offered by the government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Registration stations for buses operating from the Winward side of the island are placed at the decommissioned E.T. Joshua Airport parking lot and on the road around Victoria Park for those operating from the Leeward and areas around Kingstown.

Minibus drivers/owners are asked to present their driver’s license, while conductors are asked to present their conductor’s license.

Registration begins at 8:30am and closes at 5:30pm daily.

The government, in an effort to curb the challenges faced by minibus operators, made a reduction of $1.00 per gallon at the pump of gas stations on March 23rd, 2020 and another reduction of $1.00 is expected to be made on or about April 23rd, 2020.

The government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) has implemented a measure for minibus operations, limiting the number of persons recommended to travel within the respective public transportation buses in the country.


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