The government is mulling the possibility of divesting the ailing state-run Montego Bay Metro Company Ltd, based in St James.

The company, which began as a private entity dedicated to the transportation of students in 1997, currently has a fleet of 15, of which only eight were in operation on five routes up to last year.

Following his address to the two-day inaugural Caribbean Spectrum Management Conference at Half Moon Village in St James on Tuesday, Minister of Science, Energy, Telecommunications and Transport, Daryl Vaz, told journalists a decision will be made by July.

Daryl Vaz, Minister of Science, Energy, Telecommunications and Transport.

The minister was responding to a question about whether the 100 buses to be delivered to the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) in July will be shared with Montego Bay Metro.

Last October, Vaz told the House of Representatives in a statement on his 100-day plan that he would embark on a comprehensive assessment of the company relative to the needs of the parishes it seeks to serve.