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Taxi drivers upset
      #1725884 - 03/09/17 09:15 AM (47.192.9.53)

SMN news story I actually don't understand what this is about, but if I'm a cruise ship passenger, I'm not going to be too happy about someone coming up to me and putting some kind of arm band on me and telling me which taxi driver I can use!! And refusing to take someone to the French side??

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SXMWendell
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Re: Taxi drivers upset [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1725888 - 03/09/17 09:28 AM (97.91.129.98)

Yeah, that would be my response. No band on me.

Probably be a road blockage or something soon to protest.

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Re: Taxi drivers upset [Re: SXMWendell]
      #1725901 - 03/09/17 11:04 AM (75.127.227.107)

i have to say things seem to be going the wrong direction in so many ways down there right now. Wonder how long before i cant take it. Bad enough i have to breath in the damn dump all the time

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Re: Taxi drivers upset [Re: Dansc]
      #1725906 - 03/09/17 11:38 AM (208.167.254.219)

The DSTA sounds like a real piece of work - squeezing out competitors and bullying their customers into using only DSTA affiliated cabs. This will test Dutch/French cooperation if the Dutch side government allows licensed cab drivers to refuse to take customers to the French side. I can't see the French side government taking that lying down.

The DSTA website promises "Qaulity Taxi Service". Qaulity indeed!


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Re: Taxi drivers upset [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1725907 - 03/09/17 12:01 PM (75.133.113.202)

Sounds to me as though this is one more black mark against the island government and the taxi drivers association for protecting one specific industry at the expense of another, only in this case it's not the taxi association against the rental car owners but the association against other licensed taxi drivers. Could that possibly be the right conclusion to draw from the article posted?

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Re: Taxi drivers upset [Re: pat]
      #1725909 - 03/09/17 12:35 PM (184.166.21.62)

Uber?

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irina
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Re: Taxi drivers upset [Re: sail2wind]
      #1725957 - 03/09/17 06:40 PM (162.216.198.82)

You guys. They are protected by government. That's why they operate the way they do.
Bad Cheers
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Re: Taxi drivers upset [Re: irina]
      #1725958 - 03/09/17 06:50 PM (190.185.85.28)

Corruption, that all I have to say ...

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Re: Taxi drivers upset [Re: irina]
      #1725960 - 03/09/17 06:50 PM (184.166.21.62)

it's worse in St.Thomas, what a cartel. $15 pp for a 2 mile 5 minute trip

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Re: Taxi drivers upset [Re: sail2wind]
      #1725983 - 03/09/17 09:12 PM (208.72.122.99)

Years ago on our first trip to SXM we exited the airport, stood in line and when we told the cab driver we wanted to go to Port de Plaissance he refused to take us. We realized later that it wasn't a "milk" run and he could take fares to 3 places in the time it took him to take us to Port de Plaissance. The man looking after the cab line wanted to know why we wouldn't get in the cab and we told him. He yelled to a young man - Johanne and we got in his 9 passenger van which was owned by his uncle who owns Bada Bing Bada Boom strip joint. Johanne took one other passenger and when the other passenger inquired about cold beer, wine and cigars Johanne took us all to Le Grande Marche and while the other passenger was getting his cigars and booze Johanne toured Judy and I around the market making useful suggestions. We will never forget his kindness and caring and, sadly, I don't think this would happen on SXM today. And worse, we've lost track of Johanne.

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