Blind spot over new taxi permits

Lautoka Zone 1 taxi permit holder Jailesh Prasad operates from an empty base along Vakabale St in Lautoka. Picture: REINAL CHAND

WHEN the Land Transport Authority announced in May this year that 1560 new permits were up for grabs in Lautoka and Nadi, almost everyone gave the plan a big thumbs up. For low income earners, the permits meant the ability to make a living. For taxidrivers who had been “slaves” to permit owners for many […]

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