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Taxis to be inspected upon Disney’s return this month

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Taxi operators and their vehicles will undergo inspections when Disney Cruise Line makes its return to the BVI on August 28.

Director of the Taxi and Livery Commission, Dameon Percival is, therefore, advising taxi operators to get their affairs in order and start making preparations for the cruise ship’s arrival.

He did not state whether there will be penalties for taxi operators who are not found to be ‘in good standing’ with cruise taxi regulations.

He said: “Taxi drivers should prepare for the upcoming Disney calls by making sure their vehicle is in top working condition, and they have all of their paperwork up to date and on hand.”

Taxi operators are also instructed to wear the cruise pier-approved attire when reporting for duty. Their hands-free PA systems must also be functional, Percival said.

The Disney is one of two major cruise lines that cancelled all scheduled calls to the territory following the onslaught of the 2017 disasters. The other major cruise company is Norwegian Cruise Line.

The Norwegian cruise is expected to resume operations in the territory in October.

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  1. What!! says:

    Inspect the taxi drivers as well , some of them drive like they blind.

    Like 17
  2. No nonsense says:

    The age and level of education of the drivers need to be seriously looked onto. There MUST be a cut ofd age for this professional profession. On both rhe government and insurance side. A special English and BVI history test MUST be administered on order to be a licenced taxi driver in the bvi

    Like 14
  3. Good working condition? says:

    Taxi operators (and their manners) were not in good working condition before the storms. Who can expect them to be ready now?

    Like 18
  4. Uber says:

    Can we get Uber in here?

    Like 11
  5. Tourist says:

    Please,please get Uber or Lyft on the Island. Seems like the cab drivers is always out to gouge tourists. They change you an arm and a leg to drive you around the corner.

  6. Hotelier says:

    Taxis in the BvI are a disgrace and off putting to tourists. You want to be Singapore mark 2. Check out their taxi regulations.

  7. hmm says:

    seems noone has faith in the taxi man. They are the face the tourist see and no one thinks they up to job.

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