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Transport ‘prepared for whatever confronts us’ in tourist season – minister

Wayne Furbert, the Minister of Transport, says his department is ready for the peak visitor season (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

Wayne Furbert, the Minister of Transport, has insisted his department is “prepared for whatever confronts us” as the peak tourist season approaches.

Mr Furbert said that he and his team had been inspired by a quote from the late Colin Powell, the US general and former secretary of state, that “there are no secrets to success, it is the result of preparation and hard work and learning from failure”.

With the main visitor influx coming, the minister told MPs on Friday: “We are prepared for whatever confronts us.”

He added: “We have listened to our stakeholder partners and although we can’t do everything on everyone’s wish list, we will be delivering more traffic enforcement in the East End and Horseshoe Bay Beach, more minibuses, pushing for more on the road taxis and supplemental ferry service around cruise ship arrivals this season.

“2023 will see an increase in calls in April, October, November and December – and ships are coming almost seven days a week.

“And, this ensures that passenger volume is spread more evenly throughout the week and year.

“The Ministry of Transport is working to ensure a viable transportation system.

“The availability of reliable and essential public transportation is vital to the economy, our community’s quality of life and the visitor’s experience demanded of a premier destination.

“Seamless movement of people is essential for work, school or leisure activities.”

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Published March 27, 2023 at 7:32 am (Updated March 27, 2023 at 7:32 am)

Transport ‘prepared for whatever confronts us’ in tourist season – minister

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