Transport Minister Addresses Court Ruling on Floralia’s Road Permits; Press Conference Planned

Transport Minister Addresses Court Ruling on Floralia’s Road Permits; Press Conference Planned

Minister of Transport, Rodwell Ferguson says the outcome of last week’s court ruling quashing Floralia’s road permits in the south is now before the Attorney General’s Ministry. Last week, the high court overturned the permits that the Belize Transport Board had issued to Floralia over the past two years. The court passed a ruling favoring the appellants, Griga Line and James Bus Line, and ordered Floralia’s runs to cease on December tenth. The court stated that the board must carry through with adequate measures to fill the slots by the date, which means that Floralia also has the option to apply. Today, Ferguson weighed in on the outcome and says he will be holding a press conference to address the court’s decision. 

Rodwell Ferugson, Minister of Transport: “I don’t feel any way right now. The Attorney General is in full control so I will limit what I say about that judgment until he completes his process then I can go into the media or the call a press country or whatever you may want, and explain to the people exactly what happened.”

Reporter: Sir, is the government planning to appeal the court’s decision? 

Rodwell Ferugson, Minister of Transport: “At this point in time, I say everything is in the hands of the AG. I will not preempt him. Whenever he comes to his final decision we will proceed from there. When I go to the press conference, because I know there was not much irregularity and my position is that I will improve the transportation industry in this country no matter what.”

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