Dameon Percival who served as Director of the Taxi & Livery Commission for the last six years is no longer serving in the post.
Percival, who describes himself as a critic of the governing Virgin Islands Party, confirmed to BVI News that he was relieved of his duties roughly two months ago.
A search has now commenced for a new director of the commission.
A vacancy notice issued on Tuesday said the applicants hoping to become the commission’s new director must possess a Bachelor’s degree in transportation, hospitality, human resource management, or business management.
The individual must have at least seven years proven experience in managing and supervising people, have experience in conflict resolution and mediation, have sound knowledge of the Taxi and Livery industry and the operations of vehicles for hire, to include the laws and regulations among others.
“Candidates possessing a combination of extensive directly related experience, transferable skills and additional qualifications which may qualify them to do this job are encouraged to apply for consideration,” the notice further said.
The closing date for receipt is October 24.
New chairman appointed
In the meantime, a former head of the Department of Motor Vehicles, Lorna Christopher, has been appointed as the Taxi and Livery Commission’s new chairman.
Christopher’s appointment was made on September 26 by the Cabinet. She will serve in that post for three years.
Cabinet also appointed Kenrico Wheatley, Sr to the Commission to represent taxi-cab operators on Tortola for one and a half years.
A third appointee was Gregory Callwood, who will be representing taxi-cab operators on the sister islands for two years. Their appointments all came into effect on October 1.
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