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Taxi Owners & Operators Association Hold AGM

Taxi Owners & Operators Association Hold AGM

The Bermuda Taxi Owners & Operators Association [BTOA] held its Annual AGM on Tuesday [March 29] at St. Paul Christian Education Centre, Paget. A spokesperson said, “The position of President was retained by Mr. Dennis Furbert after seeing off a spirited challenge by Mr. Ricky Tucker. All remaining Executive positions were voted back in unopposed. “We... Read more of this article

Taxi Owners & Operators Meeting Held

Taxi Owners & Operators Meeting Held

The Bermuda Taxi Owners & Operators Association [BTOA] recently held a members meeting. A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Taxi Owners & Operators Association held a members meeting on Tuesday, January 25. “During this meeting, the following were elected to the Executive, as per the BTOA Constitution:Owner Representative – Mr. Leo Simmons Owner... Read more of this article

Taxi Association Elect New Executive Team

Taxi Association Elect New Executive Team

The Bermuda Taxi Owners Association [BTOA] held a Special General Meeting and elected their new executive team, which consists of Dennis Furbert, David Dumont, Shari-Lynn Pringle, Michee Barclay and Nigel Richardson. A spokesperson said, “Pursuant to Article 11-Meetings; of the BTOA Constitution, a Special General Meeting was called with the sole... Read more of this article

Taxi Owners Association To Hold AGM On Oct 26

Taxi Owners Association To Hold AGM On Oct 26

The Bermuda Taxi Owners Association [BTOA] will hold their AGM on Tuesday, October 26th. A spokesperson said, “Resumption of the BTOA AGM which was aborted on 6 August, 2021. Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at *7.30pm – 9pm “Membership must be paid to nominate and/or vote. Nomination forms are available and must be submitted by October... Read more of this article

OBA’s Dwayne Robinson On Taxi Driver Fees

OBA’s Dwayne Robinson On Taxi Driver Fees

A number of taxi drivers have expressed their “dismay at having to pay the $1,000 payroll tax in addition to their licencing fees,” former OBA Senator Dwayne Robinson said, adding that “last year, drivers were given a $500 reprieve, why can’t it continue for another year.” Mr Robinson said, “How can the Government say... Read more of this article

Colonial Offers Additional Help To Taxi Operators

Colonial Offers Additional Help To Taxi Operators

Colonial Insurance said they have “stepped up its help for taxi drivers who are struggling due to Covid-19 by offering further cuts in insurance costs.” “We’ve seen how Covid-19 has affected tourism and, as a result, taxi drivers are seeing a big drop in their business,” said Naz Farrow, Colonial’s Chief Executive Officer. “When... Read more of this article

50% Payroll Tax Break For Taxi Operators

50% Payroll Tax Break For Taxi Operators

“Recognizing the challenges faced by taxi operators, the Government will provide a 50% Payroll Tax break to assist the sector,” Premier David Burt said. Speaking at last night’s [Sept 8] press briefing, Premier Burt said, “Among many sectors that were severely impacted by Covid-19 was the Taxi industry. The shelter in place and... Read more of this article

Protocols For Taxi Examinations At TCD

Protocols For Taxi Examinations At TCD

The Transport Control Department [TCD] has modified its vehicle examination procedure for taxis whose permits are due to expire on September 30th 2020. A Government spokesperson said, “As a result of COVID-19, the Transport Control Department [TCD] has modified its vehicle examination procedure for taxis whose permits are due to expire on September... Read more of this article

Minister Zane DeSilva On Special Taxi Permits

Minister Zane DeSilva On Special Taxi Permits

“It is expected that the special taxi permits, which are to be used at specific times of the day and night, will, in the short-term, increase the taxi inventory to address demand where there are taxi shortages,” Minister of Tourism and Transport Zane DeSilva said, adding that “the proposed hours are from 3:00pm to 6:00am.” Minister... Read more of this article

Hitch Mobile Application To Launch New Version

Hitch Mobile Application To Launch New Version

Hitch Limited announced that a new version of the Hitch Mobile App “designed to enhance the user experience with improved stability and a new design” will be available for download tomorrow. Since its launch in December 2015, 15,000 registered users have completed over 75,000 rides using the Hitch App. Sergio Virgil, Co-founder of Hitch... Read more of this article

74-Year-Old Taxi Driver Arrested After Crash

74-Year-Old Taxi Driver Arrested After Crash

A 74-year-old taxi driver was arrested on suspicion of driving whilst impaired following a collision on North Shore Road in Devonshire. A police spokesperson said, “Police responded to a report of a collision that took place at 8:57pm on North Shore Road in Devonshire. It appears that a Taxi Driver lost control of his vehicle and collided with... Read more of this article

FAC Processing ‘Ride Bermuda’ Card Payments

FAC Processing ‘Ride Bermuda’ Card Payments

First Atlantic Commerce [FAC] is working with Bermuda Island Taxi to process their Ride Bermuda app credit card payments. “By integrating Bermuda Island Taxi’s “Ride Bermuda” app to FAC’s payment platform, Island Taxi can provide its customer with online credit card processing facilities,” FAC said. “Bermuda Island Taxi has... Read more of this article

60 More Taxis Set To Accept Card Payments

60 More Taxis Set To Accept Card Payments

[Updated with video] Up to 60 additional taxi operators are preparing to offer credit card payment options for their customers, the Bermuda Tourism Authority said today. The BTA said, “The move is especially welcomed for the island’s tourism industry, as Bermuda Tourism Authority research shows most visitors prefer to pay for their ground transport... Read more of this article