Uber to pause service in T&T

An email being circulated now suggests that the Uber service is being paused in T&T, just days after a man who was operating as an Uber driver, was killed.

The email states that after operating for more than a year in Trinidad and Tobago, and having made multiple efforts to create a significant change in the country in regards to mobility and opportunities for entrepreneurship, "Uber has unfortunately decided to pause its operation in the country".

It states: "This decision was not made lightly, but at this time, we believe that there is a lack of a proper environment for innovation and technology to thrive in Trinidad and Tobago. The app will close its services on Wednesday May 30th at 11:59 AM."

The email is addressed to persons who have signed up to Uber as drivers.

It states: "We want to sincerely thank you for being part of the driver partner community in Trinidad and Tobago, and helping to provide safe and reliable transportation for everyone. If you have any questions, please contact our support channels through the Uber Driver app. We will gladly address any concerns you may have."