St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): The Police are investigating reports that driver’s licenses are being sold illegally in both St. Kitts and Nevis. Inspector Carl Caines who heads the Traffic Department in St. Kitts confirmed the investigation on Traffic Talk on WINN FM’s Breakfast Show on Monday (May 29).
“A message was sent and the Commissioner of Police and other officers received that message to say that basically persons are selling licences. That was the message that I got and we are of course investigating the matter. I don’t want to believe that, I want to believe it’s a hoax.”
The Inspector stated that the information currently being circulated in the public domain via whatsapp and social media was not issued by the Traffic Department. He spoke to the proper procedure for obtaining a valid driver’s license.
“No money whatsoever should be passed or accepted for a drivers licence, if that is the case it is illegal, it is wrong. First you must apply to do the written test, you go to the Police Training Complex in Basseterre or in Charlestown it would be the high school in Charlestown and you sit the written test, but if any money is passed then that is illegal and something is wrong. After you have passed the written test then of course you go on the road and you drive and if the police is satisfied with your driving then you are issued a competency form and you go to Inland Revenue. So if someone worked in the Traffic Department ten years ago and they are no longer in traffic, they cannot give you a certification because they are not authorized, they are out of the department. So only persons who are presently stationed at that department be it in Nevis or St Kitts can give you that authorization.”