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No longer aboard


ANTOINETTE CONNELL, [email protected]

No longer aboard

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Chairman of the Transport Board, Gregory Nicholls, has resigned less than 24 hours after the ruling Barbados Labour Party was roasted on social media for buses being deployed at its picnic while passengers suffered long waits in the bus terminals.

“I resigned today for no particular reason. It is time to move on. The Transport Board remains a significant challenge and burden and for me it was a very important decision to make. I have to allow the minister and the Government to recruit another person,” he said on Tuesday.

However, the attorney said while he felt disappointed as a result of Monday’s DAILY NATION Front Page article headlined Stranded, it was not the reason behind his resignation.

That article, also posted on the Nation’s social media platforms, generated rapid feedback, with posters castigating the Government for depleting the already scarce bus fleet to ferry picnickers to attend its National Heroes Day event at Barclays Park, St Andrew. Commuters in both the Fairchild Street and Princess Alice terminals in The City complained of long waits and poor bus service. (AC)

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