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Hogs and goats

Published:Tuesday | March 8, 2016 | 12:00 AM


It is with a heavy heart that I refer to my own people as hogs and goats. It is impossible to believe that forming a line is such a difficult task for some commuters, especially those who travel the downtown to Spanish Town route. I stood in line recently at South Parade from 5:45 a.m. to 7:09 a.m. waiting to board a No. 22 Jamaica Urban Transit Company bus. Three buses drove up within this period. The rushing, pushing and shoving to get on the buses was terrible. Many of these commuters were students. It seemed many of them just did not see the

purpose of joining the line. The elderly, the apparently sick, mothers and pregnant women made up the rest of the crowd. To add to the chaos, there were several vendors shouting. I seriously worried that some small children, who were also there, would have been crushed. We have to do better than this.

Hezekan Bolton