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Caught off guard

For just over six hours today, hundreds of commuters, including scores of school children, Government and private sector employees, were left stranded. This came as a result of crippling protest action by unionized drivers at the state-run Transport Board, who staged a surprise work stoppage for the better part of the day. The strike began […]

18 hurt in crash

Disturbed by a skyrocketing number of police reports of public service vehicle drivers, PSV owners are planning to meet shortly with Acting Commissioner of Police Tyrone Griffith to try to work out a ticketing system. The announcement today from the Chairman of the Alliance Owners of Public Transport, Roy Raphael, came against the backdrop of […]

PSVs could soon be equipped with cameras

In a move to ensure that its members do not fall prey to physical attacks and robberies, one of the umbrella bodies representing public service vehicle (PSVs) operators in Barbados says it is looking into the possibility of establishing a command centre and equipping all PSVs with cameras and other monitoring devices. Chairman of the […]

Move to stamp out rowdy ZR behaviour

A special initiative is on to bring an end to “rebelling” and other bad practices by ZR van drivers and conductors. Roy Raphael, chairman of the Alliance Owners of Public Transport, said ZR owners were looking at introducing customer service training to address rowdy behaviour by some drivers and conductors seeking to get passengers to […]

DePeiza: Bring LIAT home to Barbados

While Antigua’s prime minister is calling on LIAT to slow down and rethink its plan to move its fleet base to Barbados, a Government Senator is urging quite the opposite. Senator Verla DePeiza wants the move completed as soon as possible – in time for Crop Over this year. Saying that it simply made more […]

Straighten up!

The permits of 20 public service vehicle (PSV) operators have so far been revoked. And today, the chairman of the Barbados Transport Authority, Abdul Pandor, issued a fresh warning to these operators, who police say represent less than one per cent of vehicles on the island’s roads, but account for more than 50 per cent […]

Good move

Public service vehicle (PSV) operators have welcomed plans by the authorities to address problems of lighting, inadequate bathroom facilities, and drainage in the River Terminal in the City. Following a tour Monday morning, along with other Government officials, Minister of Transport and Works Michael Lashley, who has described the facility as a health and environmental […]

More funds for road works islandwide

Barbados is in line for millions of dollars to complete road repairs in some areas and begin road rehabilitation in others. Parliamentary representative for St Phillip North Michael Lashley said Government has been able to access funding for the road works. “Cabinet had just agreed to join an organization called the CAF that gives money […]

Health hazard

Minister of Transport and Works Michael Lashley has declared the River Terminal an environmental and health hazard and he and other officials have promised to fix some of the problems with “immediacy”. Lashley said today that authorities were examining the possibility of transforming the building to the north of the van stand, which he said […]

Minister not budging on PSV uniforms

Public Service Vehicle (PSV) operators, drivers and conductors will not be getting any extra time to comply with a new uniform dress code that went into effect at the start of this month. The National Union of Public Workers (NUPW), which asked for an extension on the operators’ behalf, told Barbados TODAY it was still […]

Student abuse prompts review of free bus fare policy

Government will be reviewing its free bus fare policy to deal with students who abuse it. Word of that has come from Minister of Transport and Works Michael Lashley. “I think that we may have to take a look at the school children riding on the public transportation free, especially those that decide to hide […]

Dress code in effect for PSV workers

A dress code for Public Service Vehicle (PSV) workers is now in effect and Minister of Public Works and Transport Michael Lashley has indicated that police and transport officials will be ensuring they comply. Those who do not wear the short sleeve shirts and long black pants – or knee-length skirts in the case of […]

Transport partnership

Route taxis and mini buses could soon be operating from the Fairchild Street Bus Terminal – at least on an experimental basis. The leaders of the Association of Public Transport Operators Inc (APTO) and the newly-formed Alliance Owners of Public Transport (AOPT) have agreed, in principle, with the Ministry of Transport and Works, the Transport […]

UCAL workers receive money

A threat of industrial action at United Commercial Autoworks Ltd, (UCAL) was averted today after workers received outstanding monies. The employees had threatend to withdraw their labour after management failed to pay their weekly wages yesterday, their normal payday. When a team from Barbados TODAY visited the workshop at Weymouth, Roebuck Street, St Michael the […]


Workers at United Commercial Autoworks Limited (UCAL) are back on the job after downing tools on Monday. Company director and shop steward Richard Newton told Barbados TODAY the workers resumed their duties just after midday, following brief talks between UCAL deputy chairman Hilford Murrell and the Transport Board. “The Transport Board gave us a cheque […]

UCAL wants guarantee from Transport Board

Employees at the United Commercial Autoworks Ltd (UCAL) have strengthened their resolve to stay off the job for a fourth consecutive day, even as an Opposition member today demanded that they be paid outstanding monies. The workers, who held an hour-long meeting with deputy chairman of UCAL, attorney-at-law Hilford Murrell, are now making two demands […]

Crossover move

Authorities have set a January 2015 timeline for the full integration of public service vehicles (PSVs) with Transport Board buses. That announcement was made today by Minister of Transport Michael Lashley, who said a committee had already been established to look into the matter. He said the members have been discussing the potential challenges. “There […]