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PSV owners angry


RACHELLE AGARD

PSV owners angry

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THE ACTION of at least one insurance provider is being blamed by several public service vehicle operators (PSVs) for them facing the threat of business closure.

This was revealed by those attending the public transport discussion held Thursday night in the conference room of the Insurance Corporation of Barbados in Roebuck Street, The City.

Speaking to Minister of Transport and Works Michael Lashley, the specially invited guest at the forum, Ian Walcott, a PSV owner of ten years declared: “I lost my insurance at Massy (United) because they have taken the stance to not insure PSVs unless it is owner-driven. I had four vans on the road and since I can only drive one, three had to come off [the road].

“When you walk into a new insurance company, it is like the proverbial outlaw walking in . . . . They don’t know you, so you now have to beg and cajole someone to grant you insurance for your vehicles,” he added.

Please read the full story in today’s Saturday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.

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