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Nov 18, 2009

Transport Minister says bus owners keep breaking regulations

25875But this afternoon, Minister of Transport, Melvin Hulse, said the problem lies with the same ring of bus owners who keep breaking the regulations and the schedules.

Melvin Hulse, Minister of Transport

“Anytime yoh hear people noh get something yoh hear all kinda mada rugu bout it. We need to go beyond dis. People need to tek responsibility for their actions okay. And I heard somebody just tell me as I get eena office dat he seh dat how Bert complain to me and I give ah one. Man stop dehn stupidness. That’s ridiculous man. If he have wah problem go and talk to the Transport Board, the seven members who view every application eena dis flippin country and let them show what was their assessment of it. I am saying that nothing is secret. The board meet on three hundred applications. Man go and see why the board did not renew—renew yoh know, not cancel; renew! Nobody have the God given right to get renewed. You have the responsibility to provide a good service and you have what sixty ticket violations? Man I mean please man. Ih easy for anybody these days now—freedom is good noh but I mean anybody could get up and seh bwai yoh know it’s victimization and dehn di try spite mi and den dehn want dis back and forth. And if he have a problem with a board decision you go to the board and ask them to rationalize their decision. I supposed to sit down on the board and view everybody whether I know or noh know them and seh who should get and who noh fi get. Marion, the public has been crying for twenty years please mek wi tek ministerial thing out ah thing. Please mek wi have dis thing done unbiasedly. When ih get done, big flipping thing now.”

Marion Ali

“His position is that he was one of the pioneers to start the business in that area and people have come after him and have gotten, in his terms, preferential treatment.”

Melvin Hulse

“He was a pioneer? Novelo was a pioneer, the old man Felipe was a pioneer, Zorro was a pioneer, James was a pioneer, Eugene was a pioneer, Gilharry was a pioneer; everybody dah flipping pioneer but they don’t have a monopoly on anything and they have an obligation to do things properly. When they can’t cherry pick and they can’t get their own way and this is a fact of life—when I can’t get the route I want oh injunction. Everything dah injunction. Dehn learn bout injunction and everything dah dat. Okay, I will not deprive anybody, I will not attempt to say that nobody have a right to go to the court.”

While Flores and about four of his supporters picketed the U.D.P. Headquarters, they still had buses running shuttles to and from Lord’s Bank and Belize City.

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