Transport Minister Daryl Vaz has called a press conference to address concerns raised by the People’s National Party, PNP, regarding the recent fare hike. He says concerns in the sector are “fundamental issues” and urges the PNP to stop politicizing them.

Transport Minister Daryl Vaz Rejects Opposition Spokesman’s Claim of Non-Consultation on 35% Fare Increase -In response to the Opposition Spokesman’s allegations that they were not consulted regarding the recent 35 percent fare increase granted to bus and taxi operators, Transport Minister Daryl Vaz has vehemently refuted these claims. The government and the opposition have found themselves in a state of discord since the fare hike was announced in Parliament two weeks ago. Over the weekend, the public debate escalated as Minister Vaz and Opposition Leader Mark Golding each addressed their respective party supporters. During a late afternoon press conference today, Minister Vaz stood his ground, accusing the opposition of politicizing the issue.

Simultaneously, as tensions continue to escalate between the Transport Minister and the opposition, Mikael Phillips, the People’s National Party’s spokesman, has distanced himself from the decision and is unwavering in his demand for Daryl Vaz and his team to be held accountable for the double-digit fare increase that commuters have been protesting against. Watch the report:

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