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Enough is enough

Enough is enough

The Barbados Road Safety Association (BRSA) is taking on a new challenge in its unrelenting drive for a more comfortable travelling environment. However, far from its battles against drink driving, poorly lit roadways and potholes, the BRSA is now battling what it sees as inefficiencies at the Barbados Licensing Authority, which lead to inordinately lengthy […]

$2 not enough

$2 not enough

Owners of privately-run public service vehicles (PSVs) are warning that their ability to remain on the road depends on getting an increase in bus fares and duty-free concessions. Chairman of the Alliance of Owners of Public Transport (AOPT) Roy Raphael told Barbados TODAY that given the increases in taxes and the price of petrol, “we […]

Faulty battery forces temporary shutdown of air traffic operations

Faulty battery forces temporary shutdown of air traffic operations

Air traffic control services at the Grantley Adams International Airport had to be suspended for approximately one hour today, forcing the delay of an international flight by 30 minutes and the diversion of two regional flights. This was due to the malfunctioning of a backup battery in the radar section of the control tower. However, […]

PSV operators want $3 bus fare

PSV operators want $3 bus fare

The joint committee representing public service vehicle (PSV) owners and operators has written to Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler demanding an increase in bus fares. In the letter dated June 14, 2017 and subtitled, A Call for an Increase in the Fare Charged to Passengers by the PSV Industry and for Duty Free Concessions on […]

It’s rough!

It’s rough!

The perennial issue of duty-free concessions for the private operators of public service vehicles (PSVs) re-emerged Wednesday, one day after Government announced plans to increase taxes on petrol. The PSV operators had hoped that Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler would have listened to their cry for relief at last when he presented the 2017 Financial […]

Moore slammed over comments on bus service

Moore slammed over comments on bus service

One of the island’s leading trade unionists has come under fire from the Transport Board for comments made during the May Day parade on Monday regarding the status of the Government-run bus system. In condemning Minister of Housing Denis Kellman’s description of people opposed to the controversial Hyatt Centric project as enemies of the state, […]

PSV appeal

PSV appeal

Privately owned public service vehicle (PSV) operators are hoping that Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler will finally hear their cry and provide relief in the upcoming budget, expected to be presented to Parliament before the end of this month. Complaining that they spend over $13 million a year to insure their vehicles – many of […]

Traffic jam

Traffic jam

The already mentally taxing experience of driving tests is becoming nothing short of a nightmare for learner drivers and their driving instructors. For months now, testing officers have been crying out for changes at the Licensing Authority in order to ease the pressure on students, but to no avail. The driving instructors maintain that a […]

WiFi scheme

WiFi scheme

With Government proposing to ban all music on public service vehicles (PSVs), the Alliance of Owners of Public Transportation (AOPT) is preparing to roll out a scheme that will otherwise keep passengers occupied. AOPT Chairman Roy Raphael told Barbados TODAY discussions were under way with a telecommunications provider to install Internet on the vehicles, with […]

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