Fiji Time: 11:56 PM on Sunday 26 October

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Strict rules for taxidrivers

Jone Kalouniviti
Saturday, April 19, 2014

THE strict conditions applied to taxis entering Denarau Island are for security and traffic congestion reasons, says Denarau Corporation Limited CEO Rupeni Fonmanu.

Mr Fonmanu said the issue persists despite talks with taxi owners and the Nadi Taxi Association.

Fiji Taxi Association acting general secretary Mohammed Shameem said early this week they were trying to address the issue because genuine drivers who are called in to pick passengers were usually turned away. Mr Fonmanu clarified that Denarau Tours were approved transport providers on the island and that West Bus company was approved to operate out of Denarau.

"Only hotels that pre-book their taxis have to inform us beforehand so that our security officers are advised," he said.

He said taxidrivers who entered the island in search of passengers posed a security threat to them and added to traffic congestion.





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Siblings in shock
  2. Koroi ready to help Fijian scrum during Europe tour
  3. Farewell Duke
  4. In the dark
  5. Forum lifts Fiji ban
  6. Taskforce rakes in $500k in rent arrears
  7. Group of companies hold inaugural Pinktober celebrations
  8. Inglis salutes new Kangaroos X-factor
  9. Separating fact from myth
  10. Relief for farmers

Top Stories this Week

  1. Death shocks family Monday (20 Oct)
  2. Inside Fiji sevens Tuesday (21 Oct)
  3. Budget overspent Wednesday (22 Oct)
  4. Public access Tuesday (21 Oct)
  5. Kepa's not weak Friday (24 Oct)
  6. Full pay while on leave Friday (24 Oct)
  7. Forgery suspect still in remand Tuesday (21 Oct)
  8. $20m in excess Wednesday (22 Oct)
  9. Ryan's fight to help 7s Friday (24 Oct)
  10. $11.9m in arrears Wednesday (22 Oct)