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Gov’t exploring Uber taxi service

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Added 23 September 2018

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Minister of Tourism Kerrie Symmonds (Picture by Nigel Browne)

Governement is exploring travel options for Barbadians utilising the Uber service with taxi operators.

Speaking during the service in celebration of tourism week at The Church of St John the Baptist, Holder Hill, St James, Minister of Tourism Kerrie Symmonds said this was one of the ways that the Mottley-led administration intended to take Barbados into the future.

After the service, he elaborated to the NATIONNEWS on what the plans were.

“We want to meet with taxi operators within the next week or two with a view of discussing options on how to improve business. We’re not enthusiastic about Uber generally because that will allow persons with deep pockets to become dominant so we are trying to make the small man get a greater share,” he said.

Symmonds explained Uber taxi was a mobile app where potential customers could contact participating taxi operators in their area and would have access to information pertaining to that operator. He said it would prevent taxi operators from waiting around “hoping and praying” for customers. (CA) 

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