Tag Archives: minibus

The Jeff Cumberbatch Column – Of PSVs, Dress Codes and Vicarious Liability

I was especially intrigued this week by the action of the PSV employees to strike against commuters because of their dissatisfaction with being compelled to wear uniforms emblazoned with the logo of the Barbados Transport Authority rather than that of the owners of the vehicles, and the ensuing discussion in which I believed I heard, though I might be mistaken,

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Cronyism, Corruption And A Lack Of Transparency At The Transport Board

The issues at the Transport Board have bedevilled Barbados governments for the past 30 years. What is evident is the veil of corruption which envelops its operations. With each passing year the political directorate in cahoots with others have fiercely protected the fatted calf.  How quickly Barbadians have forgotten the award of an insurance contract to CGI Insurance Company by

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How Many Sons Has Father Crab?

Submitted by Mario Herbert – GoWEB Caribbean The minibus situation in Barbados has grown unbearable for some of us. Recorded music is not supposed to be played in these PSV’s (Public Service Vehicles), only the live radio stations. However, there are several Dance-hall CD’s in circulation featuring Father Crab, who shouts profanity and vulgarly throughout the entire CD. Passengers are

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It Is The Government’s Fault

Submitted by Inkwell The Government of Barbados is the cause of, is responsible for and should be accountable to the people for the runaway indiscipline being exhibited by operators in the Public Service Vehicle Sector. It has caused and is responsible for the escalation of that indiscipline over a period of more than twenty years. Every time a PSV stops

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The Other Side Of The Coin

Submitted by GoWeb Blog I recently had a very interesting experience on a minibus bound for Speightstown, and even though I was greatly disadvantaged by what transpired, it left me with a sense of understanding for what PSV operators go through. Although I’m not sure I would classify myself as sympathetic, I would still like to show the other side

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