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Two bus companies decide to make runs despite collective decision to discontinue

Posted: Sunday, April 5, 2020. 10:00 am CST.

By BBN Staff: While the Belize Bus Association ( BBA) agreed to discontinue run until further notice, James Bus Line and Westline have decided that they will continue making bus runs.

The companies took to their social media pages to make the announcement, following the BBA decision to discontinue runs. That decision was made on account of an ongoing dispute between transport workers and the Ministry of Transport, which resulted in the Belize City bus terminal being closed yesterday due to a sickout by employees and the fact that bus companies continue to take massive financial losses due to the reduced bus runs brought about by the national state of emergency.

“We have relied on these daily working commuters “essential services” “ for our very existence for the last decade. At this time we will not turn our backs on them as they and the country need us. We will continue to absorb the losses. Together in good and difficult times,” Westline said.

“As the BBA notice says we are operating at a loss but, we believe that our busses running at this time assist the few, including the essential workers, to reach their destination,” James Bus Line said.

Notably, when our news team visited the Belize City bus terminal this morning, it was open and receiving passengers.

 

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