Using A P-Class Licence and Vehicle for Reward or Hire Breaks the Laws of The Federation

Director in the Ministry of Tourism, Diannille Taylor-Williams

Basseterre, St. Kitts (SKNIS): Representatives from the St. Kitts Tourism Authority stated that persons using a P-class license to transport people for commercial purposes or Uber-like services are breaking the laws of the state.

Speaking at the Taxi Operator’s Consultation held at the St. Kitts Marriott Resort on July 18 several businessmen raised their concerns regarding the illegal operations.

Director of the Ministry of Tourism, Diannille Taylor-Williams said the government, taxi operators, and the citizens of the Federation should all be concerned.

“On the back of your driver’s license, if you have a P-class license, the law in St. Kitts and Nevis does not allow you to drive for reward or hire. A P-class vehicle by law cannot be used for commercial purposes and if you look at your insurance, it is stated,” said Mrs. Taylor-Williams

She added, “So you are breaking two laws immediately as you are using a P-class vehicle and a P-class driver’s license to transport people commercially for reward or hire.”

She said that the Ministry of Tourism cannot support anything that breaks the laws of the Federation.

Minister of Tourism, the Honourable Marsha Henderson, in response to the concerns, urged the taxi operators to report the illegal activity when they notice it happening.

“When you see something, say something,” she said.

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