The SVG Professionals Taxi Association was launched last Thursday at the Cruise Ship Terminal in Kingstown.
This new association aims to offer professional and reliable taxi and tour operator services here in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, the group said.
President of the association, Arrington Burgin, speaking at the launching, stated that they are looking to change how taxis are operated in SVG with professional taxi drivers.
Burgin added that as an association they want to work together as a unit and a body.
At the launch, Minister of Tourism, Ces Mckie, reiterated that such an association is needed and will add to the transportation services in SVG, especially throughout this cruise season, which begins Nov. 1.
The SVG Professionals Taxi Association is in partnership with Sentry Insurances Ltd. and the SVG Teachers Co-operative Credit Union.
Meanwhile, Sargeant Kenny Jones, who represented the Traffic Department of the Royal SVG Police Force, encouraged the members of the association to always be professional whether they are in uniform or not and should always adhere to the traffic laws.
A new executive was elected on Oct. 20 and comprises of president Arrington Burgin, Vice President Eli Francis, Treasurer Wayne Butler, Secretary Jamella Samuel, Public Relations Officer Demiron Samuel and Trustees Dollwin Dupont and Orvil Samuel.