'A very wicked act'
JAMAICA Observer editor Karyl Walker solicited the views of commuters on the new bus fare structure set to take effect on Sunday. There is general consensus among the commuters that the move is ill-timed and the increases too much. (PHOTOS: JOSEPH WELLINGTON)
I don't know how it's gonna be. We are not working and several people, like me, are not working. November coming I will be 70, and I have not been working for the past seven years and I have no chance of getting anything. When I have $100 I pinch it. Right now I only have $40 and I am trying to get to Spanish Town. The other $20 will take me back to Boulevard and I walk in. I have no money. O Jesus Christ, it's really unbearable, man! We can't take it! I don't know we gonna manage.
It's only $20 more. Some parents are not working and find it difficult, but I don't think it's too hard for somebody to really find that $120.
I don't think it's that necessary because not everybody can afford the $100, so how are they going to find the $120?
It's a very wicked act. That's so brutal because right now the poor people dem can't even find the bus fare and now dem a guh raise it. That's very wicked, very, very, very cruel.
A wickedness that, man. People can hardly find food to eat, much less bus fare! Dem raise bus fare last year already; is what more dem want?
That is too much. You can't find food to eat. School things to buy. One of the basic school books a over $1,000; just a little basic school book! It's too much, really, really, really too much.