Dress code in effect for PSV workers

A dress code for Public Service Vehicle (PSV) workers is now in effect and Minister of Public Works and Transport Michael Lashley has indicated that police and transport officials will be ensuring they comply.

Those who do not wear the short sleeve shirts and long black pants – or knee-length skirts in the case of women – can be prosecuted if they do not fall in line.

When a team from Barbados TODAY visited the River Road Terminal today, most of the personnel interviewed supported enforcement of the dress code.

Many of them wore the grey polo shirt with PSV emblazoned on the left breast, along with black pants, while others wore yellow shirts and black or blue pants.

ZR driver Barry Ward, who plies the Howell’s X Road, St Michael, route said: “I think the idea is a good one. I do not have any problems with the dress code. The shirts have me comfortable. It allows me to save my clothes and it has me looking decent. You can either have the PSV emblem printed on the polo shirt or you can use your Route Taxi badge.  The crew members definitely look a lot more tidy.”

Route Taxi driver Barry Ward.
Route Taxi driver Barry Ward.

ZR driver Michael Maynard expressed similar sentiments.

However, he said while the introduction of uniforms was “a forward step”, adequate facilities were needed in the terminal.

“For example, the rain has just fallen and the parking area is already a swamp. There are no pipes in the stand,” he said this afternoon. ZR conductor Deone Gittens agreed with the need for improved facilities.

ZR conductor Deone     Gittens (right) in his uniform.
ZR conductor Deone Gittens (right) in his uniform.

“I have been working on route taxis for the past four years and whenever it rains the parking area is flooded,” he said.

23 Responses to Dress code in effect for PSV workers

  1. Jack Baeur
    Jack Baeur March 3, 2015 at 7:30 am

    What about attitude and road use code and I hope to god they wash them and bathe before wearing cause some of them:-)don’t care about how they smell nor look

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  2. Angela Thompson Branch
    Angela Thompson Branch March 3, 2015 at 7:32 am

    Is there a dress code for way some behave?

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  3. Greitcha Smith
    Greitcha Smith March 3, 2015 at 7:41 am

    More importantly, you should address their behaviour and driving habits!

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    • Wayne P Hoyte
      Wayne P Hoyte March 3, 2015 at 8:10 am

      agree more strict penalties for bad road use and breaches of the traffic laws needed

      Reply
  4. Alex Alleyne March 3, 2015 at 7:42 am

    Working “BACKWARDS” . This is how i see it . First , I think that the attitude and the road-hog style driving on our roads should have been address and enforced long before this “dress code” .

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  5. bajanguyster March 3, 2015 at 7:54 am

    dress code lmao hello what about bath code and driving code and so on well well

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  6. Alex Alleyne March 3, 2015 at 8:26 am

    What about the HYGIENE BILL to make sure that their take a bath and brush their teeth .

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  7. Alva Holdipp-Hope
    Alva Holdipp-Hope March 3, 2015 at 9:15 am

    Deodorant ..proper hair grooming… Shoes..Belt in pants..Nd cut out whatever else does not add up.

    Reply
  8. NAKED DEPARTURE - The Trilogy Series
    NAKED DEPARTURE - The Trilogy Series March 3, 2015 at 9:16 am

    Michael Lashley??

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  9. Dexter Squires
    Dexter Squires March 3, 2015 at 9:34 am

    all of you all are jackasses ,its a good start,you gotta start somewhere..if white people did own dem zr and mini buses u all would say great job ,,ya cunts

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    • Haroon Chothia
      Haroon Chothia March 3, 2015 at 12:37 pm

      lol…what they are trying to say is that this dress code was always in effect many times and after couple weeks its back to normal…im sure you know of it

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    • Sisi Kitty Greenidge
      Sisi Kitty Greenidge March 3, 2015 at 2:25 pm

      You’re acting as though they’re all owned by black people, Dexter.

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  10. Dexter Squires
    Dexter Squires March 3, 2015 at 9:34 am

    all of you all are jackasses ,its a good start,you gotta start somewhere..if white people did own dem zr and mini buses u all would say great job ,,ya cunts

    Reply
    • Haroon Chothia
      Haroon Chothia March 3, 2015 at 12:37 pm

      lol…what they are trying to say is that this dress code was always in effect many times and after couple weeks its back to normal…im sure you know of it

      Reply
    • Sisi Kitty Greenidge
      Sisi Kitty Greenidge March 3, 2015 at 2:25 pm

      You’re acting as though they’re all owned by black people, Dexter.

      Reply
  11. Donna Burnett
    Donna Burnett March 3, 2015 at 9:48 am

    Again? anyhow that is good I am tired seeing them dingy boxers.

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  12. Susan Banfield
    Susan Banfield March 3, 2015 at 9:57 am

    I hope this includes cologne

    Reply
  13. Petra Mccollin
    Petra Mccollin March 3, 2015 at 10:07 am

    its in effect again … stups

    Reply
  14. Sherwin Boyce
    Sherwin Boyce March 3, 2015 at 10:58 am

    let’s see how long it last

    Reply
  15. Fitzrupert Dowridge
    Fitzrupert Dowridge March 3, 2015 at 11:10 am

    This was going on for over 20 years

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  16. Fitzrupert Dowridge
    Fitzrupert Dowridge March 3, 2015 at 11:10 am

    This was going on for over 20 years

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  17. kathy-Ann Clarke March 3, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    Let us all hope that they will remain in the uniform, and conform to th e road rules and regulations.

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  18. Aldo March 3, 2015 at 8:48 pm

    The uniform dress code great,I hope the authority would take a look at every one remarks about the the lawless driving that some of those guys be doing on the streets and do something about it, a good message from the public.

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