Minister of Transport Denies Political Pressure in Revocation of Road Service Permit
The Minister of Transport, Rodwell Ferguson, has once again denied that there was any political pressure placed on the revocation of Serrano’s road service permit. In recent weeks, Hernan Serrano, the owner of Serrano’s Bus Service, claimed he was being run out of business due to political victimization. Serrano alleged that his road service permit was not renewed due to political interference from the Ladyville Village Chairman, Bernardo Bennet, who is the owner of Central Transit. Ferguson explained today that the decision was made by the Transport Board due to several infractions and says there is nothing he can do.
Rodwell Ferguson, Minister of Transport: “In everything, people will clamor and people are agitated. But they do not understand and know the discrepancy that Serrano has over the years. I’m not the transport board, I’m only the transport minister and the board decides who should get permit and who should not get. As a matter of fact, Mr. Shaw, who is the president of the bus association sits on the transport board on their behalf. And even Mr. Shaw voted against Serrano for negligence of his operation. The board knows exactly the amount of complaints they have against Serrano. So when it came to me and said Minister, we voted unanimously against Serrano. I said, well that’s your decision, not mine. So I will not interfere with their decision. Every scenario, you have a way how you can fill the gap. So I can show you by the 14th of July, the gap will be filled.”