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VIslanders very hospitable despite negativity- Karl M. Scatliffe

Former President of the BVI Taxi Association, Mr Karl M. 'Dubb' Scatliffe. Photo: VINO/File
The Virgin Islands continues to be recognised as one of the top choice for tourists the world over, both for the physical beauty of the islands and the warm hospitality of the people. Photo: VINO/File
The Virgin Islands continues to be recognised as one of the top choice for tourists the world over, both for the physical beauty of the islands and the warm hospitality of the people. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Former President of the BVI Taxi Association, Mr Karl M. ‘Dubb’ Scatliffe is giving locals and residents alike two thumbs up for what he says is their hospitality to all despite the daily negativity that exists in the territory.

The Bus and Taxi Operator told Virgin Islands News Online that his remarks hinge on feedback that he receives from visitors and expatriates alike.

According to him, the goodness in the people shines through and people feel welcomed.

“Just recently, I gave a man a ride, he said he has travelled throughout the world and this is the friendliest island, where people don’t have to know you to give you a ride to where you are going. This is something I hear all the time,” he said.

“That is a good thing, you know, despite all the negative things people say, and the negative vibes,” Mr Scatliffe, who did not elaborate on the negativity he was referring to.

The Virgin Islands continues to be recognised as one of the top choice for tourists the world over, both for the physical beauty of the islands and the warm hospitality of the people.

19 Responses to “VIslanders very hospitable despite negativity- Karl M. Scatliffe”

  • gg (16/08/2016, 10:34) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
    Hummm
  • hey (16/08/2016, 10:44) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    yes Karl...you are right!!!
  • vincyman (16/08/2016, 10:57) Like (18) Dislike (2) Reply
    YES IT HAVE TOLANS WITH GOOD HEART AND MIND.VERY DOWN TO EARTH SPECIALLY THEM WHO TRAVEL THE WORLD AND SEE EMBRACE OTHER PLACE AND CULTURE BUT IS HAVE SOME TOLAN DONT LIKE EXPATS AT ALL ALWAYS USE NEGATIVE COMMENTS AND SHOW BAD VIBES TO EXPATS
    • BVIlander (16/08/2016, 16:12) Like (4) Dislike (5) Reply
      Just like some expats who leave where ever they came from and have no respect for the persons they meet here and litter the territoRY the way they did @ home what your saying again I thought it was nothing
      • vincyman (17/08/2016, 10:48) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
        @BVILANDER I NEVER SAID ALL EXPATS ARE GOOD,YES WE HAVE BAD HABITS, BUT THE ARTICLE IS PRINTING A PIC OF ALL TOLANS ARE GOOD,AM JUST POINTING OUT THAT EXPATS DOES JUST NEGATIVE VIBES THROWN AT THEM.....
  • Tourist (16/08/2016, 12:42) Like (18) Dislike (0) Reply
    The taxi workers at the water front are pigs,no respect for visitors always arguing with booking agents in front of the tourist,it's a shame and embrassment to the ppl of the BVI..... please find a solution to this problem it really don't sound good at the waterfront
    • LOL (16/08/2016, 13:13) Like (9) Dislike (8) Reply
      BVIlanders are the worst whether coming in on ferry or at airport. Haven't entered thru port but have seen the taxi men there arguing

      I'm sorry to say that politics from our unqualified ministers has reached the street level and things are going to the dogs very quickly.
    • be little be (16/08/2016, 13:37) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
      that is so true
    • @Tourist (16/08/2016, 14:30) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
      If you want to see a solution then advise the representatives of the booking agents to stop stealing the taxi men cash paying fares and pocketing the money.
      Set of thieves!!
      • Tourist (16/08/2016, 15:45) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
        You sound like a Taxi man!! Angry and without merit ...... have a good day pig
        • Really (16/08/2016, 17:35) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
          @Shark shut the hell up you sound so hateful,you are the biggest disgrace the bvi have reading your message you sound so hateful you are empty soul..... I can bet my last dollar is you that was by the ferry behaving rude when I was their; reading this law thing you have walking around with, the hotel and charter company's have their transportation for their guest because they know the behaviour of some of you taxi men, so they select who they want to handle their guest so get over it!!!! The guest complain about the taxi man behavior all the time I should know because I have to listen to them!!!! Once and for all the authority who are incharge of this plz change this mess because if my guest have to drive with these rude @ &$ taxi man and not my desire shuttle company my business will die
  • Truth (16/08/2016, 12:57) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    This is what with have. This is evidence of our upbringing.This is who we are.Our past and our ancestors had a lot to do with this. It all work hand in hand. EXAMPLE the "Good mornings' & " Good afternoons"

    In most countries this is rare.

    Lets be sure to continue raising our children in such a way so that when they are old they will do so, and also teach there kids to do the same.

    Also when you go abroad people recognize it and asks where are you from. It's as if you are bringing blessings from abroad.


    My info: All repetitive personal experiences.
  • Dodge (16/08/2016, 14:14) Like (2) Dislike (6) Reply
    everybody wants their day in the spot light
  • traveller (16/08/2016, 14:27) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
    The physical beauty of the BVI is without doubt. Unfortunately the people there do not understand how to treat visitors or how to be hospitable. This man Dubb needs to do some traveling in order to understand how the rest of the world operates and how other beautiful places on the globe value their tourists and visitors. Big fish, small sea!
  • nothingNU (16/08/2016, 14:44) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    Keep the VI safe and crime free and this will continue!!!!!
  • son of the soil (16/08/2016, 15:24) Like (0) Dislike (7) Reply
    IT HAVE TOO MANY ISLAND MAN TAXIING IN THE BVI PERIOD
  • Not really (16/08/2016, 16:32) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    About the people don't have to know you to give you a ride, that is not so true. People don't want to give another a ride because most of them are afraid to just let anyone in their car. The way things is going here, I don't just let anyone in my car. It is not that I am being mean, I just don't trust anyone.
    I pick up a stranger, I might regret it.
    • @ Not Really (17/08/2016, 09:00) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      Agreed. These days people are much more afraid to give any and everyone a ride but many people in the B.V.I still stop for people compare to many other countries who do not stop at all.
  • shark (16/08/2016, 16:41) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    The problems were faced in the taxi industry have been done by the elected ministers and the livery director.Persons in the liver sector we have about 4 plates you have Taxi,which is the only vehicle that is by law is required to transport person for reward or for hire is the Taxi.we have the S plates meaning shuttle.these plates were given to individuals to transport person to a designated location with a prepaid voucher.41. (1) A person issued a permit to drive a shuttle motor vehicle shall not use
    the motor vehicle for any other livery service, and in providing the service, shall
    transport people from one specified location to another in the form of a special
    chartered drop-off.then you have the L plates (1) A person issued a permit to drive a Limousine shall subject
    to sub-regulation (2), not use the motor vehicle for any other livery service, and in
    providing the Limousine service, shall use the Limousine to transport a person to
    a wedding, prom, concert, special group function or other similar function but yet you see them waterfront picking up persons going to Peter Island.At every port of entry you have persons or individuals who claim to be representing the Tourist Board.I personally think that the people who are involved with the Tourist Board have a clue as to their Job function.The Biggest problems at these Ports we have expatriates drivers,i keep saying this these people do not have no right being here in our livery and transportation services.If the Port Dispatchers had Knowledge of the road traffic act some of the problems that the bonifide Taxi drives face would be eliminated.45. (1) A person who prior to his or her arrival at a Port in the Territory has
    pre-arranged for a taxi or livery service shall submit to the Port Dispatcher, his or
    her voucher confirming the pre-arranged service.
    (2) The name on the voucher submitted under sub-regulation (1) shall be
    matched with the taxi or livery service provider’s checklist before the service
    provider is permitted to transport the person.its starts with enforcement.


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