The Minister of Transport is recommending an immediate ban on ride-hailing applications in Jamaica, citing safety concerns

The Minister of Transport is recommending an immediate ban on ride-hailing applications in Jamaica, citing safety concerns

Transport Minister Daryl Vaz has recommended an immediate ban on taxi travel in Jamaica.

The announcement was made during his sectoral presentation in Parliament on Tuesday.

It follows Monday’s discovery of remains believed to be those of 29-year-old primary school teacher Danielle Anglin, who reportedly went missing after booking a ride to work.

A ride-hailing operator, who is also a deportee and previously charged with sex crimes, has admitted involvement in her disappearance.

Taxi services have been at the center of other disappearances and criminal activities.

In Parliament, the Minister of Transport noted that while the government is not opposed to the activities of taxi services, they must operate within the scope of the law.

Mr Vaz wants the ban to take effect immediately and initially last for 12 months.

The minister added that the incident involving Ms Anglin was just one of many involving taxi companies.