Public transportation concern

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Public transportation concern

Thursday, October 17, 2019

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Dear Editor,

Lawmakers in Jamaica are disconnected from the reality of events that affect the lives of Jamaicans, especially in regard to public transportation.

Due to the economic crunch that placed privately owned schools in grant-aided relationships with the Ministry of Education, most of these institutions were originally built in areas accessible via private corridors that had never been gazetted for public transportation.

In Manchester, schools such as deCarteret College and Belair High, along with the privately operated El Instituto de Mandevilla, are located in private corridors that affect students and parents/guardians travelling from south Manchester, especially the Crosskeys and Plowden environs.

The failure of the municipal corporations to address the reclassification of these private corridors with public institutions is a confirmation of poor governance.

It is full time that members of parliament and the local municipalities address these perennial factors that are inhibitors to an ordered and productive society.

Dudley C McLean II

Mandeville, Manchester

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