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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 […]

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 […]

BRSA concerned over poor street lighting

The Barbados Road Safety Association (BRSA) is calling on the Ministry of Transport and Works to urgently restore the street lighting at the Graeme Hall section of the ABC Highway, the scene of a fatal road accident early Sunday morning.    Three Vincentian females – 17-year-old Danee Deverey Horne, 18-year-old Carianne Lee-New Padmore and 19-year-old […]

Selfish road practices worry cops

A senior police officer has identified insufficient lay-bys on the country’s roads as one of the contributors to inconsiderate practices by Barbadian motorists. Making reference to the prevalence of motorists stopping at pedestrian crossing to let off passengers, Acting Assistant Superintendent in the Royal Barbados Police Force’s Traffic Division Antonio Forde told Barbados TODAY while […]

Transport projects too rushed, complains AOPT chairman

Chairman of the Alliance of Owners of Public Transport (AOPT) Roy Raphael is charging that some transport partnership arrangements between the public and private sectors are being prematurely unveiled, having failed to flesh out the details with all parties involved. Making specific reference to the Transport Authority Service Integration (TASI) project, Raphael told Barbados TODAY […]

Driver’s lesson

Concerned about reckless behaviour by some on this country’s roads, a top official of the Barbados Road Safety Association (BRSA) has called for a major legal crackdown on road traffic offenders. Calling for changes to the relevant laws, BRSA President Sharmane Roland-Bowen believes that those found guilty of such offences should not only have their […]

Senior is Barbados’ safest driver

Seventy five-year-old Nattalie Mayers has been dubbed this island’s safest driver, having not been involved in a road accident in her almost 50 years of driving. The Barbados Road Safety Association (BRSA) Friday recognized the St George resident for this accomplishment during a short awards ceremony at its Rendezvous, Christ Church office. Readily admitting she “don’t […]

Risky road!

The D’arcy Scott Roundabout in Warrens, St Michael – often referred to as the Warrens Roundabout – continues to be a magnet for vehicular accidents. According to police statistics, there have been over 70 accidents this year at the reconfigured junction, although there have been no fatalities. Concerns have been raised about safety at the […]

Strike over

Minivans and ZRs will be back on the road in full force tomorrow after owners and operators called off a two-day strike today. The Joint Committee of the Alliance of Owners of Public Transport (AOPT) and the Association of Public Transport Operators (APTO) agreed to call off the strike when they met today with Minister […]

Advocate makes another plea for breathalyzer testing

Road safety advocate Charmaine Roland-Bowen is asking Government for a special 50th Independence anniversary present – the long mooted breathalyzer legislation. While two insurance companies –– Insurance Corporation of Barbados and Sagicor General Insurance –– were launching a campaign to monitor operators of privately owned public service vehicles, the Barbados Road Safety Association president was […]

PSV watch

Faced with the increasing reluctance by insurance companies to cover them, the behaviour of privately owned public service vehicle operators [PSVs] will come under electronic surveillance from next Monday. The Insurance Corporation of Barbados (ICBL) and Sagicor General Insurance (SGI) this morning launched a landmark initiative to provide a joint low premium insurance platform for […]

Wrong turn

The umbrella organization, which represents owners of privately-run public service vehicles, Tuesday called on Minister of Transport and Works Michael Lashley to urgently intervene to avert possible protests by operators. This follows an incident, which reportedly occurred in the River Van Terminal on Tuesday. While warning that it was the final straw, Chairman of the Alliance […]

Overhaul of Transport Board coming – Sinckler

A major overhaul is coming of the operations of the loss making Transport Board. However, Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler said Barbadians need not fear any increase in bus fares at this stage. He also ruled out full privatization of the loss-making state entity but said as part of a plan to bring about a […]

PSV owners agitated

Private sector transportation owners and operators are increasing the pressure on Minister of Transport and Works Michael Lashley to settle a number of grievances over which they had threatened to strike in the past. The Alliance for Owners of Public Transport Inc (AOPT) and the Association of Public Transport Operators (APTO) have written to Lashley […]

Inter-island cargo service still in the works

A Barbados-based “environmentally-friendly” cargo ship is expected to begin an inter-island service in the third quarter of this year, transporting mainly agricultural produce. A release from the University of the West Indies (UWI) today said the interior of the vessel, Schooner Ruth, was being fitted, with the focus on installing solar refrigeration equipment. It was […]

What airport?

A proposed plan to build an airport in St Lucy is not flying with some residents of the northernmost parish. Many believe there are more pressing issues such as health services and the condition of the roads. Minister of Tourism and International Transport Richard Sealy yesterday revealed that “serious approaches” had been made by at […]

New Civil Aviation Authority coming

The Freundel Stuart Administration is to establish a new entity to help develop civil aviation as a viable industry here. Minister of Tourism and International Transport Richard Sealy today announced that Cabinet had already signed off on the formation of a Civil Aviation Authority charged with turning the sector into a revenue earner for the […]

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