How in the hell taxi driver #186 got a public service license?

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Nassau, BahamasBahamas press is investigating an incident now unfolding at the Lynden Pindling International Airport’s Airport’s arrival gate.

BP is putting questions to the Road Traffic Department tonight as we come down hard on another rouge taxi driver.

BP
has learnt, taxi driver #186 operates his vehicle at the LPIA terminal. From our discovery this week, passengers arriving at the gate visiting the country from London were all packed in the driver’s car, but get this, they nor he knew where to go.

With a public service license visible on hand the guests asked him to take them to their vacation at the Lyford Cay Club. But guess what, taxi #186 cannot speak a word of English! Problem #1.

Problem #2 taxi #186 don’t know where the hell Lyford Cay was on the island, which means he is another foreigner just reach in the Bahamas and perhaps is holding a fraudulent public service license.

Problem #3 the guest stood confused and the driver at the arrival gate stood confused. WHAT IN THE HELL IS THIS?

Bahamas Press is calling on the Ministry of Tourism, the Road Traffic Department and the man in charge of public service drivers with authority by issuing public service driver’s licenses to seriously INVESTIGATE THIS POSTHASTE!

What kind a JACKASS society are we operating here? How could an individual, who have no inkling on where the hell they are going, find themselves overnight with a public service license in the Bahamas? A man headed to the Lyford Cay Club cannot get to his location because some public officer at the DAMN GATE AT LPIA is not doing his or her JOB!

Yinner better get a grip on this before guests ends up on Mackey Yard or deep in one of these shanty towns around Nassau.

BP is asking the director of road traffic:

• How did Taxi Driver #186 get his license if he cannot speak a word of English, but yet, is holding yinner document?

• Who at Bahama Host, a required programme for all taxi drivers, vetted this driver?

Bahamas Press is also calling on the Commissioner of Police to investigate these claims and urgently as “THE PROTECTOR AND UPHOLDER OF LAW AND ORDER BY THE CONSTITUTION”, order an immediate investigation into what we believe is another racket/scam in the road traffic department.

DAMN WE NEED CHANGE!

  • MR LYING LAING NEEDS TO KNOW THAT IT WAS HIS FNM MEMBER OF PARLIMENT EDISON MINDLESS KEY WHO BROUGHT THE HAITIANS
    IN THE BAHAMAS TO WORK ON HIS FARM IN NORTH ABACO IN THE 1970’S FOR CHEAP LABOUR.DURING THAT TIME, THE HAITIANS WERE HAVING CHILDREN ONE AFTER THE OTHER INCREASING THE HAITIAN POPULATION IN ABACO.MANY OF THEM WERE SENDING MONIES TO HAITI TO ASSIST THEIR RALATIVES WITH FUNDS TO COME TO ABACO TO WORK ON THE THAT FARM .
    PAPA AND EDISON MINDLESS KEY IS THE BLAME FOR THIS HAITIAN SITUATION BECAUSE BOTH OF THEM WERE MEMBERS OF PARLIMENT AT THAT TIME.I GUESS THAT AS LONG AS PAPA WAS GETTING HIS FRUITS AND VEGETABLES ON TIME FROM THAT FARM,HE DON’T CARE A DAMN ABOUT WHAT HAPPENS TO THE INCREASED IN HAITIAN POPULATION AT MR EDISON KEY’S HAITIAN FARM IN NORTH ABACO.AFTER THAT FARM IN NORTH ABACO HAD CLOSED DOWN,THE HAITIANS BEGIN TO MOVED TO CENTRAL ABACO WHERE THE POPULATION IS 100 TIMES MORE THAN IT USED TO BE IN THE 1970’S.

  • QM

    FNM = Pro Haitian..led by the Prime Minister H.A.I.-tian.

  • matters such as this was brought to the attention of the Controller at Road Traffic a long time ago. His excause was that not everyone who cannot speak english are not Bahamian and we should not be too quick to judge. Ask the Road traffic officers who is doing this type of mess and possibly getting a handsome reward for their effort to haitianize the industry. This industry is strickly for Bahamians. Persons with work permit or perminant resident document cannot (according to the act.) and should not be entitle to a licence to drive a taxi. B.P is correct when they say a investigation is required and those found wanton should go to jail.

  • we blaming the gubment and da gubment blaming us,
    all a we gin dead
    how stupid, the commissoner says a core group of criminals are out there right lets say 100 out of 300,000 of us, so now the gumbent will say they een hanging cause its the 300,000 minues the 100 core group who responsible for harbouring, and not turning in the 100 guys and standing in court as witness ness. how stupid its the same thing, a few bad apples in immigration and laing(allegedly) says 300,000 people responsible for the influx of illegals? what they gonna do to curtail the problem? instead of passing the buck,
    they are not real men,
    real men take action and dont pass the buck, they solve the problem.
    they need to stop acting like girls

  • @wizard
    the embassy just stopped issuing regular visas because they want to get rid of the backlog of student visas, once the summer rush is over they will start regular visa issuing

    • media

      There was a press statement by the embassy on this. Why not you read that statement before you make rash judgments.

      BP

  • This FNM government cut a^*(^( this election will be worst than BPSU John Pinder hear are the results John Pinder 4 votes. FNM 1 Vote what a disgrace. They will record this one as the worst cut ass in any election history for any country.

  • Mr. Laing indicated on his face book page that Bahamians are responsible for this Haitian problem and we are jealous of the children of Haitian parents who have educated themselves and are getting the better jobs. I find this so ridiculous coming from a Minister of The Government. First of it is the duty of the Government to protect its citizens. If you don’t put laws in place to prevent these things from happening how you can blame the people. Then there is the issue of the government allowing their generals who don’t know a dam thing about farming to apply for permits for these people so they could collect upwards to a hundred dollars a month from each of these immigrants which goes as high as $10,000 per month. Approving permits for persons who can’t afford a maid or a gardener. And you say it’s the people fault when these people work outside the scope of their permits and nothing is done.

    They allow these foreigners to come here to work with no regulation on how long they would be allowed to stay. And they approve work permits for people who entered the country illegally and it’s the Bahamian people fault. When the PM general, (H.K.) who is known to pimp Jamaican girls off had a problem getting his girls in the PM chastise the Immigration officers. When they arrested the Haitians in Eleuthra he told the haitians to sue the then government. So who is at fault Mr. Laing.

    If the laws for stealing were not being enforce most people would steal. So if you put laws in place that prevents certain actions and enforce these laws that we have, then blame is not yours. But if the government assists their friends to break and circumvent these laws they shouldn’t come back and say they blame the citizens. We could have a better society if our government ministers were not so dishonest and we wouldn’t have to compete for jobs with foreign offspring.

    • I couldn’t agree more. Laing them just wicked, that’s all.

  • Well you should also ask Jack Thompson to have an Immigration Officer on the airport investigate this man’s status. He is most likely someone who has some fraudulent documents. So many of them have fraudulent documents because its so easy to fool or bribe government officials. What those other drivers need to to when they suspect this is to detain these people and force the authorities to investigate because possession of fraudulent documents i believe is a felony which allows for citizen arrest.

  • I WHO HAVE BEEN IN THE HOTEL AND SERVE AT ALL LEVEL CANNOT GET ONE NOT EVEN TO OPEN A MOTEL AND I SEE A ONE OPEN ON WARREN STREET NO PARKING THIS PLACE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE STREET NO FIRE ALARM NO SECURITY NOTHING BIG SIGN IN THE YARD NO LICENCE WOW THIS COUNTRY IS KISS BY FAVOR, NONE OF THE WORKS HAVE HEALTH CERTIFICATE WHAT GOING ON HERE MAN

  • is it true that the u.s embassy stop issuing visa? and it so can it be that they fed up with the FNM for the thousand of citizenship they given out for vote? and will it be they next step to pack up and go? when ing-rum finish with this country we all will be sorry.

  • BN

    Je parle francais je ne parle pas anglais merci beaucoup. Get use to this Bahamians if you reelect this government.

  • Under the leadership of this present government this is the direction this country is headed in.

  • can someone please tell me why the embassy stop issuing visa to bahamians? can it be b/c the FNM given out to much papers to these haitians ? i think ing-rum will hurt the bahamians really bad. this time around.

  • Trust me, those guest aint coming back here.

  • THIS GOVERNMENT IS FOR HAITIANS ONLY! THATS HOW THEY GET IT BP! THIS WAS A PROBLEM FOR QUITE SOME TIME WHERE YOU HAD HATIANS “HACKING” DOWN AT THE AIRPORT. NOW THEY GETTING REGULARIZED, GETTING PROPERTY NOW TAXI PLATE. AND GUESS WHAT DUMB A%^ BAHAMIANS WILL VOTE THIS GOVERNMENT BACK IN TO FOCUS FURTHER!