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ONLINE READERS COMMENT: Stop playing lewd music on public transportation

Monday, April 23, 2018

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Dear Editor,

I am kindly asking Prime Minister Andrew Holness or Opposition Leader, Peter Phillips, to give a direct address to the nation, for the first time, pertaining to the playing of lewd music on public passenger transport — buses and taxis — also in public spaces and places.

We have made several complaints about this problem, but they just keep falling on deaf ears. No one seems to care.

I am even more disgusted, because, some of the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) buses are also playing music that are not edifying to the public, especially in the presence of little children. The drivers deliberately switch the radio to the channels that play the most ungodly songs and they don't care. They have no manners and respect for the passengers.

We will not tolerate this presumptuous slackness. I believe that passengers encourage this garbage to continue too, because they are not speaking out against it — they are totally numb to it.

I am calling on those in-charge of the JUTC buses to speak to the drivers who are entertaining passenger with music that is not fit for air play to desist from doing so.

However, we say thanks to the drivers who show manners and respect to the passengers and are always entertaining them with some wonderful and uplifting religious programmes. This is good stuff. We love it. We are truly uplifted and encouraged by these programmes.

With Jamaica — like a patient battling for life in the hospital — badly beaten by the monsters of crimes, we should be praying for our country, instead of playing dirty music on buses and in other places.

With so many people already killed in traffic accidents, you (plural) should be praying for protection against motor-vehicle accidents, instead of rocking and singing to dirty songs and lyrics.

Thank you very much.

Donald J Mckoy.

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