Several minibus operators withdrew their services earlier this week still unhappy with the number of passengers they are allowed to carry even after they were assured of a temporary government subsidy.
Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves during a programme on NBC radio St Vincent and the Grenadines expressed disappointment with the action.
Gonsalves said he understood that some of the omnibus drivers still want to receive the subsidy, even if they remain at home. However, the State is requesting that they work at least four days out of the week for the subsidy to work.
The prime minister noted that he recently received a letter from president of the Vincentian Transportation Association (VINTAS), Roydon Adams, asking for the number of passengers in minibuses to be reconsidered.
A maximum and minimum number have been suggested, however, Gonsalves said the maximum request is not reasonable.