Taxi operators in St Thomas are standing in solidarity with the National Council of Taxi Associations (NCOTA) in its rejection of the Government’s 15% fare increase.
The announcement was made on Friday and the new rates took effect today.
Operators argued that the 15% increase is insufficient.
Speaking with The Gleaner, president of the St Thomas Taxi Association, Louis Milwood, said a counter application for a better rate hike has been submitted to the Government.
“The least we are looking for is 25 or 30%. The last time we got a raise was in 2013 and count how many times gas and motor vehicle parts have raised since then,” Milwood lamented.