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This marks the first rate increase for these taxi operators since 2005/6.
The announcement was made by Tourism Minister Charles Fernandez, who expressed his satisfaction with the outcome.
The Ministry of Tourism has been working closely with industry partners to increase the number of cruise ship calls during the summer season, which will help to extend the season for taxi operators at the cruise port.
According to Vice President of the association, Andre Friday, the fare increase has already been implemented and will be in effect for the entire season.
Friday expressed his pleasure at the news, noting that taxi operators at the airport and elsewhere have all enjoyed similar increases in recent years.
He believes that this increase in fares for taxi operators at the cruise port will help to level the playing field and ensure that everyone in the industry is treated fairly.