Newly launched taxi association to provide more reliable service
An official ceremony was held last Thursday, October 25 at the Cruise Ship Terminal in Kingstown to launch the SVG Professionals Taxi Association.
This new association aims to offer professional and reliable taxi and tour operator services in St Vincent and the Grenadines.
President of the Association, Arrington Burgin, speaking at the launch, stated that they are looking to change how taxis are operated in St Vincent and the Grenadines with professional taxi drivers. Burgin also added that as an association they want to work together as a unit and a body.
Cecil Mckie, minister of tourism, in his speech at the launch, reiterated that such an association is needed and will add to the transportation services available here in St Vincent and the Grenadines, especially throughout this cruise season which commences on Thursday November 1.
The SVG Professional Taxi Association is in partnership with Sentry Insurances Ltd and the SVG Teachers Co-operative Credit Union.
Meanwhile, Sargeant Kenny Jones, who represented the traffic department of the Royal SVG Police Force encouraged the members of the association to always be professional whether they are in uniform or not and said they should always adhere to the traffic laws.
A new executive was elected on October 20 and comprises president Arrington Burgin, vice president Eli Francis, treasurer Wayne Butler, secretary Jamella Samuel, public relations officer Demiron Samuel and trustees Dollwin Dupont and Orvil Samuel.