Supporting good governance
THE EDITOR, Sir:
Rules and regulations must be in place for good governance, whether it is in government organisations or private personal affairs for that matter.
It can't be a free for all or else there will be anarchy. There was a report in Tuesday's paper where the residents of the Bull Bay community protested against the removal of the 'pay for other' feature on the JUTC buses. They fail to realise that the removal of this feature is as a result of the abuse of the system by the travelling public and other unscrupulous persons.
The smarter card is free; persons only have to add funds to the card to travel on the buses. The only time that cost is involved is if the card is lost or stolen. Even if commuters have to pay at the initial stage the cost is minimal. It is these persons who, if the opportunity were given to them to travel overseas, will have to abide by the rules and regulations in that country or face the consequences of their actions. We believe that we must do otherwise in our own country.