Henry orders investigation into report of incident involving child and taxi operator
Transport Minister Mike Henry has ordered an investigation into an incident in which a child was reportedly injured during an altercation with an alleged illegal taxi operator and staff of the Transport Authority.
Following a news report on the incident, Henry called an emergency meeting and ordered the investigation.
According to a release from the ministry, senior members of the Transport Authority have been tasked with investigating and providing a detailed account of the incident.
The Transport Minister says the findings of the investigation will be disclosed to the public.
Henry has committed that full penalties will be applied if it is proven that members of the Transport Authority committed breaches of their staff policy.
Meanwhile, the Transport Minister has issued strict instructions to the heads of all transportation related regulatory entities to ensure that the protection and preservation of the rights of all road users is given priority, during road operations.
He says, while it may be necessary for the Island Traffic Authority and the Transport Authority to conduct road spot checks to ensure the safety of the commuting public, all road operations must conform to the established policies and standard operating procedures of these entities.