Group Title: CARIFESTA Newspaper Clippings
Title: No need for fear, taxi-drivers told
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 Material Information
Title: No need for fear, taxi-drivers told
Series Title: CARIFESTA Newspaper Clippings
Physical Description: Book
Publisher: Guyana Graphic
Publication Date: 7/10/1972
Subject: Carifesta (1st : 1972 : Guyana), Festivals - Caribbean Area
Caribbean   ( lcsh )
Spatial Coverage: South America -- Guyana -- Georgetown
Funding: Support for the development of the technical infrastructure and partner training provided by the United States Department of Education TICFIA program.
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Bibliographic ID: CA00199679
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat
Holding Location: Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: CARIFESTA I 1972

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No need for fear,

taxi-drivers told

CARIFESTA Transport Com-
mittee, Mr. Fred Peterkin,
has declared that the con-
cept that taxi-drivers have
about their proposed in-
volvement in the Caribbean
Festival of Creative Arts in
Guyana is completely wrong.
"The committee is trying
to organise taxi-drivers so
that they would present an
organized appearance for the
CARIFESTA celebrations",
he! said yesterday.
On the question ot pay-
ment for the use of taxis,
Mr. Peterkin said: "Taxi
drivers will operate the same
way as they do now, in that
they will collect their fares
from the passengers at the
time when they complete
their trips.
"There is no question about
Government hiring these
taxi-drivers. They will have
to make their own arrange-
ments with passengers for
the payment of fares.
"There is no reason there-
fore, for taxi-drivers to en-
tertain fears about their in-
volvement with the PAYE
and the Inland Revenue De-
partment. This does not arise
at all", he added.
He said in its effort to
organise taxi-drivers,. the
Transport Connittee of
CARIFESTA would supply
taxi-drivers with identifica-
tion, by which they would
enjoy parking and other
facilities provided by the
Police. This they would ob-
tain free of charge.
"We. hope that now. that

these questions have been
clarified, taxi-drivers will
come forward and offer their
services not only to the Re-
public of Guyana but also to
the thousands of visitors
who are expected to come
here to participate in CARI-
FESTA", Mr. Peterkin said.

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