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Posted: Monday 26 April, 2021 at 9:12 AM

Drivers voice concerns over East Line Bus Terminal remedial works 

By: Staff Reporter,

    BASSETERRE, St. Kitts - AS remedial works continue at the East Line Bus Terminal, the President of that Line Association, Jefferson Pemberton, is adamant that his drivers want all of their proposals be taken into consideration during this period.


    Last month, drivers took to the streets to vent their displeasure over the state of affairs at the terminal, which is just about two years old. 


    Their concerns range from security to fire hazard, as well as proper covering of the facility during the wet weather.
    Speaking with SKNVibes News, Pemberton explained that he saw some of the renovation works that have been undertaken, including widening of the cue for Saddlers and Molineaux.
    He however noted that “there are some things that we want that we have not seen constructed or yet started”.
    Pemberton pointed to the full covering of the terminal or renovation to minimise the risk of people getting wet when it rains while waiting for transportation.
    “We are still waiting for some information from the authorities concerning that. There should be some ramps that would be placed there just in case of an emergency…We are also hoping that the entire bus terminal would be covered, because it is a major problem that is happening when it rains,” disclosed Pemberton.
    It was noted that the drivers are exasperated by the decision taken by the relevant authorities to not implement any of the recommendations they gave during a meeting before the facility was constructed.


    As works are ongoing, President Pemberton disclosed that the widening of the facility is expected to be completed within a month’s time.    
    He however claimed that no word has been forthcoming on the covering of the terminal to protect passengers from the elements.
    In order to facilitate the renovation works, drivers were asked to resort to the old parking lot at Branch Street.


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