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May 26, 2011

Bus operators to demonstrate in Belize City

At midday today a deadline given to the Minister of Transport expired. It has been five days since West Line took over several bus runs to the north and despite protest by rival bus operators it seems that the company, owned by Sergio Chuc, will remain a fixture on the Northern Highway.  That’s what Minister Melvin Hulse indicated this morning to President of the Belize Bus Association, Thomas Shaw. Hulse basically told him that there isn’t much that can be done to remove West Line from the route.  According to Shaw, he was told by ministry officials that West Line had already been granted a road service permit for the northern runs.  But that was not the answer that bus operators were anticipating and this afternoon Shaw met with his membership to inform them that Hulse is also using the age old tactic of divide and rule to get the best of the disgruntled operators.

Thomas Shaw, President, Belize Bus Association

“You are telling me now that you cannot remove West Line.  She said well that’s the position Mr. Shaw.  She said what you need to do is go back to your members and the quicker you could get your members together then the twenty-one days could be [waived].  I said well we didn’t ask for that.  We didn’t ask for no negotiations with five members.  If you see the process of what is taking place here today and you see the amount of operators that are in this building at this moment.  I heard that the meeting was at nine o’clock [but] I’m not sure if this because she [Candelaria Saldivar] told me that the meeting had [been] postponed because I told the minister that I was going to find out where the meeting would have been and I would show up.  But I guess they didn’t really want me to be part of that process and actually what is taking place is conquer and divide and we are looking to separate operators from each other and I don‘t think that‘s fair.  As I said Mr. Roger Tun, Mr. Cruz, he get a group of operators together and actually it looked like they formed a board overnight and they are working for the interest or the benefit of themselves and this is not about one or two operators.  This is about the entire country and if we are going to operate like this and the minister will actually condone these nonsense.  The meeting on Friday, I saw when Mr. Froylan went to the minister to try to talk and he said Andy tell your members I noh di got no private meeting but with your president.  That’s what he said and I’m surprised now that two or three other operators are actually having meetings behind the other operators backs or unknowing to the president that is total disrespect again.”

Following today’s meeting at the Sports Council conference room it was decided that there will be no shutdown of the transportation industry.  Instead bus operators have agreed to demonstrate in Belize City this coming Sunday.

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7 Responses for “Bus operators to demonstrate in Belize City”

  1. cayobway says:

    Saldivar again on the one hand the male saldivar is !@@king up football in belize and on the other hand the female saldiva is screwing up bus route, all for the same person sergio chuc, what the hell is happening is chuc …………… with both saldivers?

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  4. Sharon says:

    The UDP needs to get rid of Melvin Hulse. He is old, an ignorant disgusting man, They feel like they know it all, He probably stealing money from all this drama to help rescue the dirty deeds of his daughter Tanya Hulse in London, He should know by now her hands and way too stciky..Home breaker and a wreck, yet this piece of crap is a Diplomat, Shame on Rosado, he prob get tricked too. Old melvin have to go,, and also the dutty cheap @$$ daughter he has.

  5. yeh breds says:

    Isn’t it time for competition or is is that monopoly is taking over again. Just have two bus lines run at the same time and people will decide which one they like.

  6. margs says:

    I think that all of this is politics as the own name says Poly (many) thiks( Blood sockers) so wats the deal this is all of POLITICS and nonsense cause non of them ride a bus but we who commute feel and know how it is affecting us i realy think that this is being unprofessional i really dont know how they are ministers etc…….I really dont know how people put their trust with whom they dont know…..i would really want to see the day when these people creating this to the busses company will go in a bus and things happen as the frase says what went up has to come down !!!!!

  7. LG2 says:

    the fact that Hulse has to be making money out of this is the truth because we all know how corrupt the politic game is. i would not believe for a second that the minister is getting into such a row over breaking the monopolization of the bus routes. “MONEY MAKES THE WORLD GO ROUND” and this minister is going to make sure that money makes his world go round.

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