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BUS DRIVERS ANGRY AT THE AMOUNT OF BUSES LOUIE LAVEIST HAS ON THE ROAD

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Local busdrivers are becoming incredibly frustrated by the amount of buses louie laveist has on the road, which is hurting their ability to earn a living. How much do Parliamentarians earn? More than European Parliamentarians, but this hasn’t stopped many from using their position to earn even more money under the table. The local bus drivers are suffering. Part of the reason is that Parliamentarians such as Louie Laveist has DOZENS of buses on the road, ran by Haitians. This is how it’s done. When the government or ministers pretend that they are assisting the locals by giving out taxi or bus licenses, their friends in government get the majority of these permits. They then turn these permits and licenses into illicit money making ventures. Louie Laveist hires ONLY Haitians, to run these illicit buses, which are driving the local busdrivers out of business. The Haitians pay Louis Laveist between $40 and $50 dollars per day to drive these buses using his permits. If this is legal, how is it ethical. Haitians and sometimes Dominicanos are the only ones hired to run these buses, and because they have to pay ‘rent’ everyday, they tend to be the dangerous bus “sharks” on the road, cutting through traffic, cutting in front of other buses etc. The Haitians allow this grafting, because they feel that they have no choice, they cannot afford their own buses. There are many more illicit and sometimes downright illegal activities perpetrated by our government to be covered. From project scams, to permits and licenses.

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  1. I think our bus system should be regulated better……and with that i mean from where to where they are allowed to run and from what time to what time. PUBLIC TRANSPORT SHOULD BE AVAILABLE 24/7. You ever wonder how is it that bus drivers saying they are been ran out of business and yet there are so much people having to make use of gypsy’s? Its easy to talk about the things we THINK others do wrong but what solutions do you have?

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    • I do believe the bus system should be regulated, and I believe that it should be illegal for parliamentarians and ministers to run these side businesses. I actually speak to the busdrivers EVERY day.
      peace

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  2. You have a point there Francisco. Can’t imagine locals not agreeing with you. Especially if they travel regularly by bus. Introducing fixed routes and time tables would definitely make their traveling more convenient. I’m afraid though, that this suggestion is nothing new. Neither are the problems with our public transport. In fact, I believe that these problems may very well be part or for a great deal symptoms of other problems — a time table and fixed routes require a degree of regulation, organization, punctuality, work ethic and thinking that doesn’t seem to be common or welcomed in our culture. But I’m not all too pessimistic though. Somehow I believe that improvement will come.

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  3. for years now the bus system has been the talk of town.no one in goverment really want to do anything about it,and unless the local born antillean do somthing fast,i think we go keep on talking and talking for ever.there is a routing system that has been sent to goverment that has been turn down for reason only they can explain,leaving the situation to get worse and worse as they themselves takes advantages of the drivers by putting more and more buse without any direction as to how to operrate or sevice the public..the time has come for drivers to get serious and really get things moving in a positive way so that the public can be serve and at the end of the day ,all can benefit from the system.in order for any driver to servive he or she has got to organise the system where each deriver should be put on a particular route assign to him.as it is now no one can know where the bus or buses that is in front of him heading to ,for that reason you got 3 or 4 buses heading all in the same direction at the sametime.improvement can come but drivers has got to make it happen

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