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".
A 28-year-old former Hillview College student who was working part-time as an Uber driver has been discovered dead.
The body of Christopher Mohammed was discovered in an empty lot along Ethel Street, off Mucurapo Road in St James on Thursday night.
Mohammed, who was from Arima, was bleeding from the head.
The District Medical Officer has ordered an autopsy be performed to determine the cause of death.
Investigations are ongoing.
Bmobile says it has partnered with Uber to bring free WiFi to local Uber services.
Bmobile said in a statement that since Monday, October 2, riders are able to stay connected on rides around town with their personal hotspot powered by bmobile’s 4G LTE technology.
The statement says that WiFi is available in all bmobile enabled WiFi rides. When riders get into their Uber, they'll have to look for the for the bmobile-branded headrest with the WiFi password on it.
The offer lasts until December 31, 2017.
Transport Minister Rohan Sinanan says transportation service company Uber did not have any meetings with the Licensing Division, prior to setting up in this country.
The Minister says a company cannot just operate in a country without speaking first with the necessary authorities.
He has invited Uber to meet with the Ministry on Wednesday.
This follows questions about the legality of Uber which began operations at 11 am on Monday on Trinidad and Tobago, mainly operating out of Port-of-Spain and San Fernando.