JUTC fare increased to $120; senior citizens to pay $60, up from $20

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Transport Ministry announced a short while ago that commuters on the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) buses will pay an increased fare on September 1.  Adult fares are to be increased from $100 to 120, while students and the disabled will now pay $30 instead o ... Read more

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Sandy unleashes preckeh!

By Eva-Jean

Friday, November 02, 2012    

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Everyone thought that he was such a good organiser until Hurricane Sandy blew his cover and exposed that it was more form than substance all along. Even close supporters were shocked at the ineptitude.

Replacing the replacement

The story doing the rounds is that the board is unhappy with the one who replaced the senior executive in the high-profile post. Now the real danger is that they will soon be looking for a replacement to replace the replacement. Is it a case of swapping black dawg fi monkey, or maybe it's just that time longer than rope?

Creating a stink

Heard of the supermarket that was closed down by health authorities for selling spoiled meat after Sandy hit? Customers were heard complaining that the meat was stink and someone tipped off the authorities.

The Paulwell predicament

People are asking how Phillip Paulwell, the energy minister, will extricate himself from his current predicament. The minister was heard criticising the JPS over the power outages after Sandy while his boss, Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller, and the Information Minister Sandrea Falconer were commending the utility company. People say Paulwell has ambitions to become PM one day but he must be careful not to sabotage himself.

The Peter principle

People are saying that Finance Minister Peter Phillips seems to have lost it. The sudden dropping of more duties on barrels with personal effects right after Sandy is unconscionable. Some of these duties being imposed are not being thought out and are turning out to be penny wise and pound foolish.

Question of the week

Is Delano Seiveright trying to get back into the JLP's good books by the back door?

Send your best suss to pepperpot@jamaicaobserver.com

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