Fiji Times Logo

Fiji Time: 7:04 AM on Wednesday 3 September

/ 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. 45 detained
  2. Teen's ice bucket death
  3. Nusra demands compensation, aid, for release of soldiers
  4. Filipino force defied UN commander in Golan crisis
  5. Ban assures Fiji
  6. Accident claims another life
  7. Family dispute leaves one dead, two in hospital
  8. Suburb housing project offers 210 flats
  9. UN demands release of captured Fijian soldiers
  10. Unique desserts shop opens

Top Stories this Week

  1. Van Gaal unhappy Wednesday (27 Aug)
  2. Commander confirms captured soldiers 'safe' Friday (29 Aug)
  3. Police act Wednesday (27 Aug)
  4. Show of support Thursday (28 Aug)
  5. Going Golan Monday (01 Sep)
  6. Dad tells of heartache as son is buried Wednesday (27 Aug)
  7. Rebels take our soldiers Saturday (30 Aug)
  8. Tough but right Monday (01 Sep)
  9. Police assault claim Thursday (28 Aug)
  10. Military not taking sides Monday (01 Sep)