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By Aabigayle McIntosh
Tourism Minister Charles Fernadez has intervened in a stalemate between the members and the executive of the United Taxi Company.
The United Taxi Association serves the airport and has warned of possible strikes if their demands are unmet.
The issue arose following a petition by the members last week, demanding the removal of the executive, whom they have accused of being antagonistic and disrespectful while failing to communicate properly with them.
The minister told state media yesterday the members are claiming that they have been requesting a meeting since September last year, and they’ve been unable to have a general meeting to elect the new board, so they are now putting in writing that request.
The present executive was elected in 2022, and the members are of the view that an election, which is usually held annually, is overdue.
“The taxi operators are a very important part of our tourism product. I talked to them, and they all said that they don’t want to do anything that will hurt the industry and that is foremost in their mind. This year is going to be very busy and we are aiming to set a new record. And so we must try and resolve whatever issues there are that are outstanding in an amicable way for us going forward,” he added.