Works Minister and AG to create system to “control” PH taxi drivers

Works Minister and AG to create system to “control” PH taxi drivers

The Minister of Works and Transport and the Attorney General have been directed by the Prime Minister to create a system to control ‘PH’ drivers.

Following a debate in Parliament on Thursday, Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley revealed that this country needs a system of authority and control to be able to exclude undesirable elements.

He said: “We need a system that permits, identifies and approves who can ply a vehicle for hire. Some system that is enforceable.”

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The PM’s directive follows the murder of teenager Ashanti Riley of San Juan. The teen went missing after boarding a PH taxi and was found murdered four days later.

A Certificate of Good Character is required to obtain a taxi badge. However, PH taxi drivers can be anyone with a vehicle, that decides to take up a route.

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