VINTAS agrees to resume minivan services
The Vincentian Transportation Association (VINTAS) has agreed to resume minivan service to the general public.
This, after a meeting between government and VINTAS last Friday, April 17.
VINTAS had initially asked members to suspend their services as part of the fight to stop the spread of COVID-19.
“Having accepted that COVID-19 is our new reality, VINTAS held a meeting on April 20, 2020 to evaluate the commitments made by the Government and agreed that under circumstances service to the general public should resume,” a VINTAS release said.
The release added that VINTAS is advising the general public and members to take the necessary precautions to manage their respective exposures during this period of COVID-19.
VINTAS had asked members to suspend their services as of Wednesday April 8, but SEARCHLIGHT is not sure how many van operators complied.
VINTAS’s Acting Vice President Royron Adams had noted that some members agreed that because of the nature of their job, they face a higher than normal exposure to COVID-19, so they thought it wise to suspend their services as they continue to support the efforts of Government to prevent community spread.
He could not be reached up to press time for a comment.