maxi hub_0 (2)Some maxi taxi operators are said to be upset over the increase in Diesel prices…but the public will have to wait till Wednesday to know if fares will be increased.

In his budget presentation on Friday, Finance Minister, Colm Imbert announced an increase of 15 percent in diesel, with immediate effect.

Speaking with news power now this morning, President of the Route Two maxi taxi Drivers Association, Linus Phillip said the increase was a bitter pill to swallow for some of his members.

maxi_taxiHowever, Mr Phillip said his association will not b guided by emotion but will weigh all the factors before taking a decision on fares.

He said a meeting of all associations will take place on Wednesday.

He said another factor to consider is a reduction in income for drivers because less people are traveling due to job losses.