THE discovery of a new round of 'party buses' that target high school students has been soundly condemned by Jamaica Observer online readers, with at least one suggesting that the vehicles, when found, should be scrapped. The Observer reported yesterday that a flat fee of $300 allows the children to drive around on the specially retrofitted vehicles for hours while engaged in sexual and other activities. One such bus was seized in Half-Way-Tree,
St Andrew, this week and the police say they are going after other operators. Here are some edited comments:
Mr Lewis, they must be fully made to understand that the JUTC buses are not harbouring immoral practices; therefore, the tinted glasses are not a danger to society, as their illegal minibuses. I would suggest that those immoral mobile hotels be scrapped and burnt; breeding ground for immoral conduct must be swiftly destroyed.
Does this officer realise
that tints help to protect the interior of these vehicles from the harsh effects of UV?
Sick country, lawless people.
Low Corruption + Rule of law and order = economic sucess.
Nuff Corruption - rule of law and order = economic decline.
Which equation best represents the PNP's performance?
Police actions now have to be followed through with appropriate judgements from the courts. With proper effective sanctions, fines, forfeitures, and sentences, the practice will stop and parents can begin to comfortably send their children off to school to get an education, (and) not to get misled. One Love !
Party bus and sexual activity involving students? That's some crazy stuff going on in Jamaica.
Good Move SSP Lewis. You need to do this across the island. Too much of this nonsense. [Those] unruly, money-hungry bus operators have no respect for the law of the country or the citizens. Keep the PRESSURE on them.
This is an easy fix: Seize the buses, fix the tint, dismantle the sound system and then establish JUTC school bus routes in places where it is needed the most.
Please Mr [officer], check the buses on the 32 route. Help!
We welcome this news. It's full time we defend law and order with a greater priority than the fighting of crime because the defence of law and order will prevent crimes. One reminder for Mr Lewis, please also tackle the overloading of the buses, too. Look out for the ones who say the middle seat is not working.
Kids being involved in sexual activities on buses? Oh that's just gross! Now tell me something: Are they going specifically after vans with sound systems or are they going after radios altogether? Many of them have stock radios in them. Would it mean they have to tear those out altogether?
Also did the traffic police come up with that on their own? If that's the case, is Jamaica now a police state?
"JUTC buses have manufactured tints and were brought into the island this way."
If you order them that way they will come that way. They can be ordered with clear glass. What needs to be FOCUSED on is the grade (aka darkness) of the tint. Reflective tint (aka one-way) needs to be banned because of the light reflection hazard.
Is that what they are doing with... [the] money we worked so hard for to pay teachers to teach them? This sounds like a joke. The Government has to get real with them.
We should not be worrying about the State-run buses; with or without tint they are part of the Government. No sound system is hidden in them so it is a different ball game. Take all tinted privately run bus with music systems off the streets... Do your job,
Mr Lewis. Someone has to set the pace for recovery of a