By AVA TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
MINISTER of Tourism Obie Wilchcombe yesterday confirmed that the government is in talks to make significant improvements to the surrey industry.
Mr Wilchcombe said there were ongoing meetings to bring higher standards to the industry.
His comments come after the Bahamas Humane Society issued an ultimatum to the government over long-standing concerns over the condition of surrey horses in New Providence.
President Kim Aranha warned that the animal rights organisation will withdraw from government committees unless significant improvements are made by December 15.
The BHS has suggested that the government establish a national stable, with facilities to oversee the health and care of surrey horses. Next, Mrs Aranha said the route will have to be adjusted, preferably away from heavy Bay Street traffic.