A bus or taxi ride in Jamaica can be very risky.  Forget about dark parking lots and lonely, dark stretches of roads, the island’s buses

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One response to “Safer Transport Systems for Jamaican Women”

  1. ESTEBAN AGOSTO REID Avatar
    ESTEBAN AGOSTO REID

    Kudos to all the various organizations in Jamaica that/who are working diligently and assiduously to improve the transportation systems, as it relates to a more friendlier, humane, safer and professional service for women. Hopefully, in the process of lobbying for the needed change(s) and transformation of the various transportation systems, such lobbyists and pressure groups advocating and promulgating change(s), do not forget the atrocious and abysmal conditions that the market women from the various farming districts and communities across the length and breadth of the island are generally subjected to, in taking their produce, goods, etc., to the respective provincial markets.

    Indeed, most of these women travel in the back of country trucks, which are oftentimes packed and significantly overloaded with produce and animals, with no safety requirements, regulations or provisions instituted or adhered to. The recent carnage involving the death of 14 people in the parish of Portland, as a consequence of a truck falling into a ravine with women on their way to market, is a testament to the fact, that this mode of transportation, especially with respect to women, needs to be addressed, scrutinized, investigated, transformed or reformed. Consequently, one is kindly suggesting to the sundry lobbyists, that this area and method of transportation should not be neglected or capriciously dismissed. Please do not forget the market women, because in essence they are the soul, heart and backbone of the real Jamaica. Nuff respect !!

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