This country’s minister of transport and works Senator Julian Francis said that less than 10% of all operating minibuses in this country registered for the proposed government stipend and for the twice daily sanitizing of minibuses.
The minister is appealing to all minibus owners, drivers and conductors to get registered to access the sanitization program and the stimulus payment for the next two months as announced by the Minister of finance.
Registration stations are at the E.T Joshua airport parking lot for windward buses and on the road around Victoria Park for Leeward and Kingstown buses.
Registration continues today Tuesday April 14th at 8.30 am. Minibus Drivers / owners are asked to bring along their driver’s license, the conductor and conductor’s license. Registration closes @ 5:30 PM daily.
In an effort to curb the challenges faced by the minibus operators, a reduction of $1.00 per gallon has been implemented at the pump on March 23rd, 2020 and another reduction of $1.00 is expected to come on stream on or about April 23rd, 2020.
Remember the only way to access these benefits is if you register. Let’s do this together to beat Covid 19.