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Maxi taxi drivers protest at City Gate

Maxi taxi drivers operating out of the City Gate Hub in Port of Spain staged a protest demonstration early this morning.

CNC3 news understands from 5 am, the disgruntled drivers blocked off vehicle entry into City Gate.

According to the drivers, the demonstration was aimed at highlighting poor conditions at the facility.

The move forced commuters to walk a longer distance to get to their destinations.

We understand that the drivers promised to continue their demonstration until 9 am.

Ministry keeps word to pay maxi drivers

Education Minister Anthony Garcia says cheques have been made available to the Public Transport Service Corporation (PTSC) for the payment to maxi taxi operators for the month of September, 2018, as was promised during a news conference on Tuesday.

Education Ministry to pay contracted maxi drivers $3.2 million today

The Ministry of Education says it will today pay a total of $3.2 million to 320 maxi taxi drivers who have been contracted by the PTSC to transport school children throughout the country.

The sum represents part payment of an outstanding $11.3m debt from last year.

On Friday, the drivers will also collect the final tranche of $8 million, as the ministry moves to settle all outstanding arrears.

Maxi drivers to get money

Education Minister Anthony Garcia says the salaries owed to school maxi taxi drivers have already been processed and he was hoping that they will be paid before Christmas.