Category: Transportation

ANTIGUA – Grenada and St Lucia agree to fund LIAT, St Kitts says no

Prime Minister Gaston Browne has revealed that the governments of Grenada and St Lucia have agreed to subsidise the operations of LIAT. These governments have been two of the airline’s biggest critics and after years of dialogue, Browne said they now see it fit to support the operations of the airline. Browne did not reveal […]

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Transport Board bus goes up in flames at Porters, St James

A Transport Board bus has gone up in flames. Police and fire officials are still on the scene of the incident which occurred at 5:50 a.m. along Porters, St James. According to police spokesman Acting Inspector Rodney Inniss, the bus was en route to Speightstown, St Peter when passengers alerted the driver to smoke coming from […]

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BRSA concerned about frequent accidents and fatalities

One of the country’s leading road safety advocates wants passengers to take greater responsibility for their safety. President of the Barbados Road Safety Association (BRSA), Sharmane Roland-Bowen, made the appeal in the wake of a number of collisions occurring on the island’s roads. Over the Easter weekend two people – Carson Atkins, 41, of Foster […]

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Enough is enough

The Barbados Road Safety Association (BRSA) is taking on a new challenge in its unrelenting drive for a more comfortable travelling environment. However, far from its battles against drink driving, poorly lit roadways and potholes, the BRSA is now battling what it sees as inefficiencies at the Barbados Licensing Authority, which lead to inordinately lengthy […]

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$2 not enough

Owners of privately-run public service vehicles (PSVs) are warning that their ability to remain on the road depends on getting an increase in bus fares and duty-free concessions. Chairman of the Alliance of Owners of Public Transport (AOPT) Roy Raphael told Barbados TODAY that given the increases in taxes and the price of petrol, “we […]

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Faulty battery forces temporary shutdown of air traffic operations

Air traffic control services at the Grantley Adams International Airport had to be suspended for approximately one hour today, forcing the delay of an international flight by 30 minutes and the diversion of two regional flights. This was due to the malfunctioning of a backup battery in the radar section of the control tower. However, […]

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PSV operators want $3 bus fare

The joint committee representing public service vehicle (PSV) owners and operators has written to Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler demanding an increase in bus fares. In the letter dated June 14, 2017 and subtitled, A Call for an Increase in the Fare Charged to Passengers by the PSV Industry and for Duty Free Concessions on […]

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It’s rough!

The perennial issue of duty-free concessions for the private operators of public service vehicles (PSVs) re-emerged Wednesday, one day after Government announced plans to increase taxes on petrol. The PSV operators had hoped that Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler would have listened to their cry for relief at last when he presented the 2017 Financial […]

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Moore slammed over comments on bus service

One of the island’s leading trade unionists has come under fire from the Transport Board for comments made during the May Day parade on Monday regarding the status of the Government-run bus system. In condemning Minister of Housing Denis Kellman’s description of people opposed to the controversial Hyatt Centric project as enemies of the state, […]

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PSV appeal

Privately owned public service vehicle (PSV) operators are hoping that Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler will finally hear their cry and provide relief in the upcoming budget, expected to be presented to Parliament before the end of this month. Complaining that they spend over $13 million a year to insure their vehicles – many of […]

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Traffic jam

The already mentally taxing experience of driving tests is becoming nothing short of a nightmare for learner drivers and their driving instructors. For months now, testing officers have been crying out for changes at the Licensing Authority in order to ease the pressure on students, but to no avail. The driving instructors maintain that a […]

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WiFi scheme

With Government proposing to ban all music on public service vehicles (PSVs), the Alliance of Owners of Public Transportation (AOPT) is preparing to roll out a scheme that will otherwise keep passengers occupied. AOPT Chairman Roy Raphael told Barbados TODAY discussions were under way with a telecommunications provider to install Internet on the vehicles, with […]

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Lee issues fresh warning to PSV operators

The President of Association of Public Transport Operators (APTO) Morris Lee Friday issued a fresh warning to private Public Service Vehicle (PSV) operators in response to Thursday’s altercation between a route taxi driver and conductor, which followed an accident at University Hill, St Michael. Warning that there was no room in the industry for lawlessness and uncouth […]

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PSV spokesman wants proof of ‘drunk driving’ claims

The President of the umbrella Alliance Owners of Public Transport (AOPT) Roy Raphael is challenging the head of the local road safety association, Sharmane Roland-Bowen, to bring proof of her claims that private taxi drivers and operators of private Public Service Vehicles (PSVs) are operating under the influence of alcohol. While protesting the sale of […]

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Transport overhaul still coming – Lashley

Minister of Transport and Works Michael Lashley says Government is proceeding with its promised overhaul of the public transportation system. And if all goes according to plan, the comprehensive changes should be laid in the House of Assembly in another three months. “Hopefully in June we should be bringing the road traffic amendments to this […]

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Danger sign

There’s fresh concern that some private taxi operators and public service vehicle (PSV) operators here are driving under the influence of alcohol. Without giving any actual statistics, the President of the Barbados Road Safety Association (BRSA) Sharmane Roland-Bowen reported Wednesday that her organization had received several complaints to this effect from visitors, who feared for their […]

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Zone them

If Chief Town Planner Mark Cummins had his way, school children in Barbados would be walking to school, instead of driving to get there, as a means of easing some of the current traffic congestion on this country’s roads. However, the Town & Country Planning Department top official said the proposal for full zoning of […]

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