The Matter involving an exchange between a Gros Islet Mini Bus Operator and a female passenger in which the driver allegedly threatened to plunge the bus full of passengers into the Castries Harbour has been resolved. Both parties have apologized to each other. But this has not prevented the Gros Islet Mini Bus Association from issuing a warning letter to the driver involved in the incident.
The incident started when the female passenger asked the operator why he did not pick up a male student who was apparently late for school. This led to a heated exchange between the two prompting the driver to demand that the passenger get off his bus. She refused to do so and he allegedly threatened to drive the bus full of passengers into the Castries harbor . The commuter reported the matter to the authorities. According to the President of the Gros Islet Mini Bus Association a disciplinary committee met with the two individuals. Both of them apologized to each other since according to the President the video of the exchange indicated that the passenger was also at fault
However the Association did not take the operator’s threats lightly. He now has a warning letter on his file. According to the Association prior to that the operator enjoyed a good track record. This is his first report of any kind against him.
The President Danny edward also addressed the issue of reports that some mini bus operators are making their own rules as they carry passengers. He denounced such behavior stating that the drivers are not authorized to do that