Commuters using the Fairchild Street bus terminal will be without seating for the time being.
The Ministry of Health has ordered the removal of all benches following persistent complaints by the traveling public of being constantly being bitten when seated in the facility.
In a statement, Marketing and Communication Manager of the Transport Board Lynda Holder revealed that the directive was issued last night after personnel attempted to carry out another treatment at the terminal.
Treatments had been ongoing for the last few weeks.
“Unfortunately at a visit to the terminal last night to oversee another treatment, the representatives from the Ministry of Heath indicated that the situation was not improving and instructed that all of the benches in the terminal must be removed immediately to ensure that this situation does not worsen. This means that as we work on addressing this issue, they will be no seating in the terminal,” the Transport Board spokesperson explained.
The state bus company apologized and pledged to correct the problem as soon as possible.