Classes at Frome Technical suspended as taxi operators who ply Grange Hill to Savanna-La-Mar route withdraw service

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Classes at the Frome Technical High School in Westmoreland have been suspended as many students and teachers were unable to get to school.

Their commute was interrupted by taxi operators who withdrew their service in protest over the poor condition of the Grange Hill to Savanna-La-Mar roadway.

Acting Principal at the school, Dorrset Taylor says given the absence of several integral staff members and some students, she thought it prudent to dismiss school early.

The operators who used debris to block the roadway are protesting poor road conditions.

They have called on the relevant authorities to undertake a rehabilitation of the road instead of carrying out patching, which they say is not effective.

One member of the Westmoreland Taxi Association says the poor road costs operators immensely.