‘Nobby’ quits as NTU President

National Taxi Union (NTU) President, Lucien “Nobby’ Joseph has resigned .

Joseph’s resignation took effect from Monday, June 13, 2016.

“I really resigned because I cannot achieve the goals I set myself, because it has been very difficult, ” the former NTU President said in an interview with the Times.

He said more of his time was spent settling disputes, while drivers were not giving him their support and were fighting against him for no reason.

Joseph described himself as having been very committed and passionate as NTU President.

“The drivers, the majority of them, all they care about is from hand to mouth and putting money in their pockets,” he declared.

He asserted that he did enough as President over some fifteen years at the helm of the NTU, having given the organization all his time.

Joseph said he wished his Vice President all the best and pledged to give him all the support he needs.

However he disclosed that he wants to spend more time with his family.

The former NTU President said he will still do all he can to help the taxi sector.

But he explained that it was time to give someone with new ideas an opportunity to work with a new minister and generate new hope for the future.

Joseph  said his resignation had nothing to do with a new administration being in power, as he had already declared his intention about a year ago, to quit.

“The new administration is not one that I don’t know and I know if I stayed around and things were going bad and I start to criticize what I don’t like, then all of them would stay I was not criticizing the last administration, which I used to do,” he told the Times.

He said he believed the best thing to do was to give the drivers a chance to achieve their goals.

Joseph explained that he will continue to be a member of the organization from which he has resigned as President, noting that he is currently the President of Holiday Taxi which is a member of the NTU.

The NTU boasts some nine hundred members belonging to eight affiliated associations.



  1. Sad-But-True
    June 16, 2016 at 11:03 am

    Like another poster on here would say, “Hurricane Allen” strikes again. Lol.

    1. ken
      June 16, 2016 at 12:49 pm

      Nobby….arrogant, conceited and opinionated. A party hack masquerading as an advocate. Good riddance, bring fresh faces. St. Lucians fed up of all those labor henchmen.

    2. St lucia
      June 16, 2016 at 5:11 pm

      False and sad why do you sound like Philip j pe

    3. Anonymous
      June 16, 2016 at 9:53 pm

      !!! Haha. Thanks Sad but True. indeed. Hurricane Allen Strikes again!

  2. Sad-But-True
    June 16, 2016 at 11:06 am

    Lucien, I admired your “Diplomatic” way of putting it. But you and I know the Real Reason why. And I don’t Blame you.
    Be of good cheer. Best Wishes, Sir! 🙂

    And Ps. There are also rumours that our Governor General is contemplating her imminent departure soon.

    1. disgusted much
      June 16, 2016 at 11:28 am

      she should not be contemplating she should just make it quick………

      1. Sad-But-True
        June 16, 2016 at 11:33 am

        And she will! It will be something the European Union will be watching closely 🙂

    2. Anonymous
      June 16, 2016 at 12:53 pm

      You all slow learning people (SLP) always talking a lot of Poop. ?

  3. Anonymous
    June 16, 2016 at 12:16 pm

    Lucien you are a waste of TAXI drivers time, you were very politcal, SLP hack, You cannot handle Allen being Prime minister so you quite. If UWP fools arround we kink them out. So dont play like you had said so already. You did enough dammage already. See you follow Kenny foot steps.

  4. Anonymous
    June 16, 2016 at 12:41 pm

    He damn right

  5. Anonymous
    June 16, 2016 at 12:42 pm

    Hurricane Allen hits 758. I ducking

    1. Sad-But-True
      June 16, 2016 at 12:47 pm


  6. Concerned
    June 16, 2016 at 2:26 pm

    Thanks for your service

  7. Sandra
    June 16, 2016 at 2:47 pm

    Saint Lucia is now descending into Chaos! And I love it.

    1. Anonymous
      June 16, 2016 at 5:17 pm

      Sandra I hope you do not live in St Lucia or have any ties there….statement proves your ignorance. A taxi driver president resigns and the country in chaos…smh

  8. power
    June 16, 2016 at 3:03 pm

    What Chaos is St Lucia heading into? Am I missing something there, such immature statement . Smh

  9. Anonymous
    June 16, 2016 at 3:34 pm


  10. oops
    June 16, 2016 at 4:01 pm

    Give them men a chance give them men a chance give them men a chance to do de work we vote them in to do.

  11. Observer
    June 16, 2016 at 4:46 pm

    Ah norby cannot function as Kenny not there. Needed a shoulder and a shield to operate.
    No more side contracts.