Taxi operators who ply their trade in the Virgin Islands will soon be the recipients of a government piloted COVID-19 economic stimulus package to make up for lost income as a result of lockdown measures to prevent the spread of the Novel Coronavirus in the territory.
Minister for Transportation, Works and Utilities, Hon Kye M. Rymer (R7) made the announcement while speaking about the implementation of the City Park and Ride Shuttle Service yesterday, June 19, 2020, during a sitting of the VI House of Assembly (HoA).
"Due to COVID-19, it has now been decided to also use the services as an opportunity to provide an economic stimulus option for taxi operators who may be experiencing reduced income because of the closure of our borders."
He said the Ministry has convened a series of meetings with taxi operators throughout the territory, to bring this stimulus incentive into effect.
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