The Dominica Tipper Truckers Association have staged protest action against Jacque Garddakhan in Layou and are now in a meeting with him to come up with an agreement as it relates to what they claim is his exclusion of local truckers in his operations.
This morning, the truckers used their trucks to block a barge leading to Garddakhan work area, preventing any of his vehicles from entering.
At least 15 trucks are said to be involved in this protest action, according to a live report on DBS Radio in its 1:15 p.m. news edition. Reports are that Garddakhan has brought in foreign trucks while local truckers are not getting employment.
According to the radio report, Garddakhan told reporters at the scene that the imported trucks are for special excavation work and he is prepared to work with the truckers.
The meeting has been ongoing for at least two hours.
Dominica News Online will bring you more details on the matter.