Jamaican Duo Launches App-Based Taxi Service

Partners Konrad Hylton and Christopher Gayle have launched a taxi service that is app-based, which mimics Uber but is a first for Jamaica.

The company, Get There Jamaica Limited, uses a mobile application to connect drivers and passengers and allows payment by credit card, alongside cash.

Hylton is expectant of angel investor backing, telling Gleaner Business that he is already getting some networking support.

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