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Taxi operators still ‘fighting’ for visitors

Mark Vanterpool

Minister responsible for the Taxi and Livery Commission Mark Vanterpoool has been urged to put measures in place to end the ‘fight’ among transport operators for charter yacht guests at ports of entry in the British Virgin Islands.

Opposition member Julian Fraser made the appeal in the House of Assembly this week, adding that legislative changes may be necessary.

“There is an issue with the Taxi and Livery services with these same charter yachts where passengers come in at the terminals; they are not regularized as to what form of transportation they are entitled to; and there is a fight at the ports of entry.”

“I think that we need to tackle these issues at any opportunity we get,” Fraser said while he contributed to a debate on the Cruise Permit (Amendment) Act.

“This may not be the bill to deal with that [fight among transport operators], but then we need to have the minister responsible for the Taxi and Livery Commission address it one way or the other. So we need to have these things brought forward; we need to raise the consciousness of the people about what’s being done about the things we are talking about.”


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