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Route Taxi Association questions Roper's comments about illegal taxis and criminal connection

Published:Tuesday | July 14, 2015 | 12:46 PM
According to Chairman of the Jamaica Urban Transit Corporation Garnett Roper, the money that is being spent by the public who travel in these illegal taxies is assisting criminals to buy bullets.
According to Chairman of the Jamaica Urban Transit Corporation Garnett Roper, the money that is being spent by the public who travel in these illegal taxies is assisting criminals to buy bullets.
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The  Route Taxi Association of Jamaica is questioning comments made by chairman of the Jamaica Urban Transit Corporation in today’s edition of The Gleaner.

In that story, Garnett Roper said a significant number of illegal taxis are owned and operated by members of criminal organisations.

According to Roper, the money that is being spent by the public who travel in these illegal taxies is assisting criminals to buy bullets.

However, the President of Route Taxi Association of Jamaica, Sophia Campbell disagrees.

According to her, for the large part, the persons who operate illegal taxis are honest people.

 

President of the Route Taxi Association of Jamaica, Sophia Campbell speaking with The Gleaner/ Power 106 News Centre

Campbell says if the JUTC chairman has evidence to support his claim, he should submit it to the police so they can act on it.

Meanwhile, Cambpell says she continues to urge owners of illegal taxis to find a way to regularise their vehicles. 

 

President of the Route Taxi Association of Jamaica, Sophia Campbell speaking with The Gleaner/ Power 106 News Centre