Officials to crackdown on illegal taxis, introduce international driver’s license

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Minister responsible for the Antigua Barbuda Transport Board Sir Robin Yearwood has said that a plan will be announced soon to deal with illegal taxi operators.

Yearwood told the budget debate that “there is a problem that we are working on now involving the Transport Board and the Airport Authority, Tourism and Legal Affairs with regards to these number plates.”

“Too may A number plates are being used for hire. We are telling our people to stop it… go and look proper licences,” he warned.

He told the debate in the Lower House that the proposal to deal with the problem will be completed next week.

Meantime, Sir Robin said Antigua and Barbuda is poised to introduce an international driver’s license.

“We are going to have international driver’s license with security features and those will be done this year,” the minister said.

He added, “some equipment is here and so your driver’s license when you get it in Antigua now its international.”

Yearwood said owners of the 36 thousand vehicles now in Antigua can also renew their licenses online.

He also boasted of turning around the fortunes of the Transport Board and announced plans to commence work on the maintenance section of the transport board.

 

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