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Minibus operators operating on one of the largest routes here have threatened to withdraw their services on Carnival Monday and Tuesday if their demands for a short-term fare increase are not met.

Word of this comes from the President of the Gros Islet Mini Buss Association Claudius Joseph who explained that his members are disgruntled over what they believe is a major omission on the part of carnival organizers.

The contention is over what Mr Joseph says is a detour that must be taken by his members due to the restrictions on their regular route on carnival Monday and Tuesday at the choc starting point. Commuting passengers along the Carielle road is not only longer and more costly but dangerous.

Mr Joseph says while there has been no official decision by the Gros Islet Mini bus drivers Association to withdraw their services next week, he will support individual members if they choose to do so.

There has been no reaction from carnival organizers on the situation, however RCI News understands that the parties are attempting to avert any possible negative outcome for commuters ahead of the parade of the bands next week.
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