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Transport operators urged to be vigilant during festive season

Published:Friday | December 8, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The Transport Operators Development Sustainable Services is calling on its members and the public transport sector to be extra careful as to who they transport after 6:00 pm during this festive season.

In a press release yesterday, the organisation said indicators showed that there was a major target on taxi drivers, especially in the St Catherine area where several operators have being held up, robbed and vehicle taken,

The release said the latest incident happened on Wednesday night in the Portmore area, where a well-known operator was held up, robbed, his throat slash and his car taken.

"The sector is under siege from all angles, with no ending in sight. We are urging sector members to be very vigilant in their operations and refrain from carrying strange persons at nights, and to communicate with other operators at all times," the release said.