Corruption in Transport

The recent death of five commuters on a Brown’s Town bus underscores the corruption and lack of respect for life in the transport industry.

What is sad is that the bus that ran afoul of the law is owned by a police officer.

I believe a significant contributor to Jamaica’s ‘loose’ transport system is the ownership.

Many mini buses are owned by police officers and their demonstration of power and brute force is an impediment to a good transport system.


When a system of ownership is in the hands of those who the public rarely trust, and who are part of the corruption system, it is dangerous as the commuting public will be at risk.

How can a bus lacking a road licence and registration be allowed to transport folks from Kingston to Browns Town, some 60 plus miles away?

Our authorities need to act now and act impartially to protect the lives of our people.

We hope those who the government has entrusted to regulate these buses will act and work diligent and without fear.

Yours truly,

Winston Donald – [email protected]


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Winston Donald

My name is Winston Donald. I am currently completing a MA in Cultural Studies researching Street Art ( from a cultural studies perspective) I am Recruiting Officer and Enrollment Officer for University College of the Caribbean, New Kingston. I contribute to the Commonwealth Short StoryCompetition Columnist for the defunct Sunday Herald Newspaper Author on Marijuana : Export trade and Rural economics (manuscript being completed) Author on Rural Jamaican Cooking Creator of The Diaspora - Word Press blog Contributor to Sun Sentinel newspaper of South Florida Regular/Frequent contributor to the Gleaner and Observer newspaper