Taxi owners elect new executive committee
The Bermuda Taxi Owners Association has named a new executive committee in the wake of the resignation of the group’s president and treasurer.
A spokeswoman for the organisation said in a press release that a special general meeting was called this month to resume the Annual General Meeting, which reportedly ended “in chaos” on August 6.
The spokesman said the meeting resumed both at the St Paul’s Christian Education Centre and on Zoom, with members voting on a new executive committee.
Dennis Furbert was elected president of the association, with David Dumont to serve as vice-president.
Shari-Lynn Pringle was elected as secretary, Michee Barclay as treasurer and Nigel Richardson as public relations officer.
The spokeswoman said: “The newly elected executive team wishes to express its thanks to the BTOA members and indeed the previous executive for their support and efforts over what has been a difficult two years for the industry and the entire island.”
Mr Furbert added: "We hope to, in short order, meet with Lawrence Scott, the Minister of Transport, and our other industry partners to ensure that we can continue to provide the services that our clients deserve, both locals and visitors alike in spite of the unprecedented and uncertain challenges faced by all of us recently."
An attendee at the August meeting told The Royal Gazette that during the reading of the treasurer's report for the period between 2018 and June 2021, a motion was made for printed copies of the report to be presented to the membership within 21 days.
After the unanimous passage of the motion – that the members be allowed to have printed copies to read the official report as it was being presented – David Frost, the association’s president, reportedly resigned and stormed out of the meeting.