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Risky road!

Risky road!

The D’arcy Scott Roundabout in Warrens, St Michael – often referred to as the Warrens Roundabout – continues to be a magnet for vehicular accidents. According to police statistics, there have been over 70 accidents this year at the reconfigured junction, although there have been no fatalities. Concerns have been raised about safety at the […]

Strike over

Strike over

Minivans and ZRs will be back on the road in full force tomorrow after owners and operators called off a two-day strike today. The Joint Committee of the Alliance of Owners of Public Transport (AOPT) and the Association of Public Transport Operators (APTO) agreed to call off the strike when they met today with Minister […]

Advocate makes another plea for breathalyzer testing

Advocate makes another plea for breathalyzer testing

Road safety advocate Charmaine Roland-Bowen is asking Government for a special 50th Independence anniversary present – the long mooted breathalyzer legislation. While two insurance companies –– Insurance Corporation of Barbados and Sagicor General Insurance –– were launching a campaign to monitor operators of privately owned public service vehicles, the Barbados Road Safety Association president was […]

PSV watch

PSV watch

Faced with the increasing reluctance by insurance companies to cover them, the behaviour of privately owned public service vehicle operators [PSVs] will come under electronic surveillance from next Monday. The Insurance Corporation of Barbados (ICBL) and Sagicor General Insurance (SGI) this morning launched a landmark initiative to provide a joint low premium insurance platform for […]

Wrong turn

Wrong turn

The umbrella organization, which represents owners of privately-run public service vehicles, Tuesday called on Minister of Transport and Works Michael Lashley to urgently intervene to avert possible protests by operators. This follows an incident, which reportedly occurred in the River Van Terminal on Tuesday. While warning that it was the final straw, Chairman of the Alliance […]

Overhaul of Transport Board coming – Sinckler

Overhaul of Transport Board coming – Sinckler

A major overhaul is coming of the operations of the loss making Transport Board. However, Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler said Barbadians need not fear any increase in bus fares at this stage. He also ruled out full privatization of the loss-making state entity but said as part of a plan to bring about a […]

PSV owners agitated

PSV owners agitated

Private sector transportation owners and operators are increasing the pressure on Minister of Transport and Works Michael Lashley to settle a number of grievances over which they had threatened to strike in the past. The Alliance for Owners of Public Transport Inc (AOPT) and the Association of Public Transport Operators (APTO) have written to Lashley […]

Inter-island cargo service still in the works

Inter-island cargo service still in the works

A Barbados-based “environmentally-friendly” cargo ship is expected to begin an inter-island service in the third quarter of this year, transporting mainly agricultural produce. A release from the University of the West Indies (UWI) today said the interior of the vessel, Schooner Ruth, was being fitted, with the focus on installing solar refrigeration equipment. It was […]

What airport?

What airport?

A proposed plan to build an airport in St Lucy is not flying with some residents of the northernmost parish. Many believe there are more pressing issues such as health services and the condition of the roads. Minister of Tourism and International Transport Richard Sealy yesterday revealed that “serious approaches” had been made by at […]

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