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Be Prepared: Taxis for inspection on Disney’s return—Percival

For the day, taxi operators should: wear proper attire approved to operate at the cruise pier; ensure licence is up to date; ensure they have working hands free PA systems and ensure vehicle is in good condition with no physical or mechanical defects—mandated by the law. Photo: BVIDDM
Director of the Taxi and Livery Commission, Mr Dameon Percival, is cautioning taxi operators to be prepared since inspections will be carried out. Photo: Facebook
Director of the Taxi and Livery Commission, Mr Dameon Percival, is cautioning taxi operators to be prepared since inspections will be carried out. Photo: Facebook
Disney Cruise Lines is scheduled to make a stop in Tortola, in just over a week on August 28, 2018. Photo: GIS
Disney Cruise Lines is scheduled to make a stop in Tortola, in just over a week on August 28, 2018. Photo: GIS
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - As the Territory gears to welcome back ‘Disney’ as one of the leading ‘Cruise Liners’ to visit the Territory, Director of the Taxi and Livery Commission, Mr Dameon Percival, is cautioning taxi operators to be prepared since inspections will be carried out.

The stern warning came by way of a public missive issued by the Government Information Service, on August 16, 2018.

Disney Cruise Lines is scheduled to make a stop in Tortola, in just over a week on August 28, 2018—after a one year hiatus.

According to Mr Percival, “inspections will be carried out on August 28 (2018) at the cruise pier to ensure that operators are in good standing with regulations.”

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He said, “…taxi drivers should prepare for the upcoming Disney calls by making sure their vehicle is in top working condition, and they have all of their paper work up to date and on hand.”

As an advisory, Mr Percival reminded that “for the day, taxi operators should: wear proper attire approved to operate at the cruise pier; ensure licence is up to date; ensure they have working hands free PA systems and ensure vehicle is in good condition with no physical or mechanical defects—mandated by the law.

Mr Percival noted too that The Taxi and Livery Commission in partnership with the Tourist Board conducts ongoing training to educate and assist taxi operators in being optimal ambassadors for the Territory.

The world renowned Cruise Line had dropped Tortola from its list of travel destination—a result of the devastation of Hurricanes Irma and Maria last year.

5 Responses to “Be Prepared: Taxis for inspection on Disney’s return—Percival”

  • What!! (17/08/2018, 11:24) Like (20) Dislike (0) Reply
    Check the drivers as well as the vehicles some of them drive like they cant see.
  • lodger (17/08/2018, 13:47) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Shouldnt the inspection take place DAYS BEFORE the ship arrives?
  • shark (17/08/2018, 19:34) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    If the vehicle goes to traffic inspection and pass,what then else next.
    • Mr Shovels (21/08/2018, 13:22) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      the crooked inspectors give their buddies a "pass" even if there are issues. seen it with my own two eyes
  • 2 grand (18/08/2018, 12:39) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    CLEAN the country up ! its in a deporable state we are not ready st Thomas looks 10x better. but we are greedy and love of vanity and money. Irma came too because of how we treat our environment. roads sinage garbage boats waste its a shame and disgrace.


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