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Henry attacks Rymer, says 'transportation industry gone to dogs’

-Accuses minister of limited consultation with new policy
‘Hard Talk’ radio host and taxi driver, Julio S. Henry is appealing to the Minister for Transportation, Works and Utilities, Hon Kye M. Rymer (R5) to look into the local transportation industry and talk to small players before the creation of any new policy. Photo: VINO/File
Uttering that the ‘Industry has gone to the dogs’, Henry is of the view that while the transportation sector has deteriorated over the years, the Subject Minister is not involving key industry players in the consultation process, yet, all would have to be subjected to any new policy. Photo: VINO/File
Uttering that the ‘Industry has gone to the dogs’, Henry is of the view that while the transportation sector has deteriorated over the years, the Subject Minister is not involving key industry players in the consultation process, yet, all would have to be subjected to any new policy. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – ‘Hard Talk’ radio host and taxi driver, Julio S. Henry is appealing to the Minister for Transportation, Works and Utilities, Hon Kye M. Rymer (R5) to look into the local transportation industry and talk to small players before the creation of any new policy.

Uttering that the ‘industry has gone to the dogs’, Henry is of the view that while the transportation sector has deteriorated over the years, the Subject Minister is not involving key industry players in the consultation process, yet, all players will have to be subjected to any new policy.

Limited Consultations

“There’s a new transportation policy coming out, and nobody is aware of what it’s really about, and I understand that the people who are really in transportation were not even involved in the consultation. We had a lot of people from elsewhere bringing some of their ideas,” he said on the Thursday, April 11, 2019 edition of the radio show with co-host Kaream K. Pickering aka 'Picko Moff' on Tola Radio VI.

Henry continued, “But the people who are here on the ground were not involved… delivery, taxi operators, bus operators, industry players. We’re not involved,” the local radio host lashed out.

He said if you are going to create new policies, then all people must be involved so as to get the best outcome for the industry.

“I’m not saying that nobody at all wasn’t involved, I’m simply saying that the people that I know who are instrumental, especially in transportation from what I understand, they were not involved in the consultation but we got a new policy,” he further complained.

Strengthen Industry Now

In appealing to the subject minister Hon Rymer, Mr Henry says that while we wait for the new policy, there are things that can be done now to strengthen the existing industry.

“As a taxi operator, I am out here every day, and people are flagging me down with a lot of vigour… expect me to stop for them to drive them from East End to Road Town for $3… because it’s become accustomed now that that is the norm, as long as you driving a minibus you better stop for me.”

He said with more consultation—by speaking with the small man—there are things the ministry can do, which according to him, will “stop a lot of the foolishness that is going on in the taxi industry & transportation.”   

14 Responses to “Henry attacks Rymer, says 'transportation industry gone to dogs’”

  • pat (17/04/2019, 13:03) Like (24) Dislike (2) Reply
    Sam and Cyndy flip flopping already well sah
  • rattie (17/04/2019, 13:07) Like (37) Dislike (6) Reply
    This guy Sam is crazy
  • wize up (17/04/2019, 13:08) Like (16) Dislike (2) Reply
    Uncle Sam: did you share your thoughts with the former ministry: Election was 25 February 2019: however I agree government(s) should have conversations with stakeholders on the various matters within the country because the input of the people will determine a greater future
    • ** (17/04/2019, 13:51) Like (70) Dislike (0) Reply
      You can't please taxi men. The more they get the more they want. One thing I have noticed is that this Government is holdings meetings. Come on man give them a chance. They still have to actually do work in between these meetings. Stop being so ANXIOUS SAM. Geez.
  • Disinterested (17/04/2019, 13:53) Like (18) Dislike (1) Reply
    Sam has not seen the policy yet he is criticizing it. WTF.Nonetheless, all key stakeholders should have input.
  • how it goes (17/04/2019, 13:54) Like (31) Dislike (3) Reply
    sooo the first realization is that Sam expects to be given a Consultancy job for transportation as a reward for his loyalty to the party. It ain't happen as yet so he's getting irated
  • Sick (17/04/2019, 14:02) Like (28) Dislike (0) Reply
    When Damien was pushing all kind a ting up aryou ass we didn't hear you. Go sit the***** down you ungrateful dog.
  • apple pie (17/04/2019, 15:37) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Strupps
  • defender (17/04/2019, 17:59) Like (20) Dislike (0) Reply
    I was coming on here after reading the headlines to defend Hon Kye who I know will do his best and work hard to make this country better but ayo have this so no need. All I know is that he will do the right thing. Just give him a chance. It is only fair and you won’t be disappointed. I can’t even vote here but I know this man and the love he has for his country and he will be a change agent for the better.
  • Obvious (17/04/2019, 19:09) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    It is obvious he is complaining because they did not consult him or his friends.

    “I’m not saying that nobody at all wasn’t involved, I’m simply saying that the people that I know who are instrumental, especially in transportation from what I understand, they were not involved in the consultation "
  • ccc (17/04/2019, 19:24) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    Ingone Sam please
  • bell this cat (17/04/2019, 19:52) Like (32) Dislike (1) Reply
    MR. Minister we the people need a reliable public transportation with a proper bus terminal with buses leaving to east, west, north, and south a service that runs from 6am till 10 pm. this will help with everyone having to buy vehicles to get around because mini bus operators want to show off themselves on the public, give terrible service and charge huge fees. Please Mr. Minister end this madness for the people's sake please.
  • jokers (18/04/2019, 10:31) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Sam i didn't hear in your little speech that you sat and reasoned with Kye before the fact?


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