7 May 2010

French Polynesia's Tahaa included in ferry service

3:06 pm on 7 May 2010

The operators of French Polynesia's new King Tamatoa fast ferry now say they will serve the island of Tahaa.

Tahitipresse says this follows a public outcry over their decision that they would bypass the island because an assembly member from Tahaa was absent from the vote for a ferry subsidy.

Political parties were upset about the decision but the operators now say there was an internal misunderstanding.

In a statement, the ruling To Tatou Aia said the managers of the King Tamatoa should not forget that they are not in a banana republic run by private cartels.