Belizean and Mexican officials met on Wednesday to discuss concerns about local buses crossing the northern border at Subteniente Lopez. Quintana Roo had proposed new regulations to be implemented on February sixteenth that would require buses from Belize to obtain road service permits and insurance to enter Chetumal. After the meeting, however, the Mexican officials have agreed to only consider reducing the cost of insurance for the buses and waiving the road service permit requirement. The implementation of the new regulations has also been postponed while the negotiations continue. The Belize delegation was led by Minister of Transport, Melvin Hulse and included C.E.O. Candelaria Saldivar Morter, Chief Transport Officer Crispin Jeffries and Chairman of the Transport Board, Harry Heulett among others. They met with Director General of Communication and Transport, C.P. Javier Felix Zetina Gonzales and other officials from the Belize Mexico Embassy in Quintana Roo.

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