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Percival no longer director of Taxi Commission, Cabinet appoints new chair

Percival at the scene of a tour bus fire earlier this year.

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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  1. Taxi man says:

    He needed to go long ago.

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  2. vip heckler says:

    and the slaughtering of civil servants who voted against the VIP continues

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    • @VIP Heckler says:


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  3. SMDH says:

    This is what happens when you are disrespecrful to the industry that you were being paid to serve.

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  4. Tallgirl says:

    Wow!!! It is funny how the same thing the VIP was accusing the NDP of doing, they are now doing it with vengeance. VIP needs to remember time is longer than twine. Everybody cannot support one party, there will always be difference of opinion. It is call democracy.

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    • @Tallgirl says:

      This guy’s contract not being renewed has nothing to do with whether or not he supported the VIP but rather about his poor performance and rude behavior.

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  5. One eye fowl cock says:

    Shocks shafer beer pocket and champagne mouth do the maths

  6. ... says:

    I don’t feel bad about he getting removed the fact is he was not even competent..

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  7. Return To says:

    Yeah too arrogant! Let him go back to phone company and do what he does best.

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  8. Woww says:

    Those who live in glass houses should never throw stones and he thought it was ok to throw stones like he wanted ,I can just see him now still on top of the world ,like everyone was below you just hope you don’t fall too low life is very strange up today down today ,here today ,gone today ,treat people with respect and that will follow you all the days of your life .

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    • Roy says:

      So if someone is confident they are arrogant, I know this guy and he isn’t what you are saying, he tried his best with a group of people who are unreasonable, he was not released because of his attitude, this was political victimization to the fullest extent.

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  9. Is good says:

    Wait in the meanwhile he busy worrying about AP being moved he himself been moved too. Why don’t you worry about your own … own. Poppy show you is. R**e, disrespect people … will never make it anywhere. Big ole hog wash. Why don’t you post this in ‘longlookwecomefrom’ too?

  10. Owner says:

    Its terrible what was done to this you man, I felt with him and he was very professional, courteous and knowledgeable about his job, the politics in this territory will destroy it. #VIPSUCKS!

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    • @Owner says:

      Normally I would agree with your comment but this young man is … Too many people in the civil service have positions they never earned and instead of holding their head high and performing well they spend their time treating staff bad and kissing a** with politicians instead of just doing their job.

  11. @ Roy says:

    His contract was expired.

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  12. Good says:

    Good. His attitude s****s anyway.

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  14. Tola says:

    He was to disrespectful

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