Government Warns Against Using “A” Plates For Commercial Transport Of Visiting Tourists

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Lionel "Max Hurst, Government's Chief of Staff
The Government warns those engaged in using “A” Plates for commercial transport of visiting tourists to cease and desist from the illegal practice, and to procure the correct registration and insurance coverage.
According to Chief of Staff, Lionel Hurst, the government announced that the Antigua and Barbuda Airport Authority (ABAA), the Antigua and Barbuda Transport Board (ABTB), The Department of Tourism, and the law enforcement agencies at the V.C. Bird International Airport will vigorously pursue those who are engaged in using “A” Plates for commercial transport of visiting tourists.
Those who wish to use limousines and other luxury cars to engage in picking-up arriving and departing passengers are instructed to get “L” plates. The insurance coverage which “A” plates allow would not include harm to victims or property should those vehicles have accidents.

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  1. If the police were to see an “A” plated vehicle transporting Tourists.That vehicle should be pulled over and be ticketed severely using the maximum fines applicable.Then again Antiguans were always known to deal in Bobol. Skirting the rules of engagements.This matter of the plates have been going on for years.There are Companies in Antigua renting cars to visitors with “A”plates.

  2. Is the gov’t suggesting that I cannot go to the airport to pick up friends from another country. Friends that I’ve been telling about my beautiful country and inviting them to visit this fair land of ours??

    • The article clearly says “The Government warns those engaged in using “A” Plates for COMMERCIAL transport of visiting tourists to cease and desist from the illegal practice….” Picking up a friend who is visiting you is not commercial.

  3. Here is a question……how is it that the government has persons paying for COMMERCIAL plates for vehicles that are used privately on this island since these plates were introduced years ago. If u have a van or a pick up u have to pay for and use commercial plates and they are used locally. So are they going to give these persons back there money??

  4. The non sense I sometimes hear on radio makes me wonder at times if things are sometimes said tongue in cheek here in Antigua. Imagine there are plans to possibly use an “L” plate and questions are asked if this couldbe confused with cases where people have an L affixed to a car when learning to drive. I mean really!

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