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Taxi operators finally aware of registration issue

Litia Vulaidausiga
Saturday, August 16, 2014

THERE are taxi proprietors registering their private cars under the names of their relatives and using them as public service vehicles, claims the Fiji Taxi Association.

Assistant general-secretary Mohammed Shameem says this problem had been ongoing for years but only recently came to their attention through reports from members.

"This is also most prevalent in Lautoka City," Mr Shameem claimed.

"We have noted number plates and seen that close to 60 private cars running as PSVs, mainly between Lautoka and Nadi, and some of these are owned by taxi proprietors."

He said while it was shameful and only added to their already uphill battle against illegal operators, it also exposed the effects of having their business shared with those who weren't even taxed for carting passengers.

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