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Since February of this year the printer at the Road Traffic Department in Marsh Harbour has been out of order and persons wanting driver’s licenses have had to settle for handwritten copies.

License Printer Out of Order Since February, Temporary Fix in Place

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Since February of this year the printer at the Road Traffic Department in Marsh Harbour has been out of order and persons wanting driver’s licenses have had to settle for handwritten copies.

Numerous residents have expressed some frustrations, especially when travelling to the United States, of not having the proper, photo ID driver’s license.

However, sources say that there is at least a temporary fix coming soon. It is understood that driver’s license information is being sent to New Providence and when a resident applies at the local office it will then be printed in Nassau and sent possibly within a few days. Handwritten licenses will be given while the driver waits for their license to arrive.

According to a source the Road Traffic Department is expecting to put in a new computerized system by the end of the year and expectations of the printer being replaced before that time are low.

 

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About Timothy Roberts

Timothy Roberts

Timothy had his first venture into Journalism just months after graduating from Queen’s College in Nassau taking his first job with The Tribune in 1991 leaving in 1992 for other pursuits.

During his time in Nassau he diversified his experiences working as a warehouse manager, locksmith and computer technician before returning to Abaco, a place he has always considered home, in 1999.

He joined the staff of The Abaconian in 2001 doing graphic design and writing an opinion article called Generally Speaking and after a brief time away, returned to The Abaconian in 2010 as a reporter, graphic designer and computer technician.

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