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Protection needed for transport operators and passengers - JATOO

Published:Tuesday | November 1, 2016 | 11:21 AM

Transport lobby group, the Jamaica Association of Transport Owners and Operators (JATOO) says the relevant authorities should move to provide effective protection for transport operators and passengers at all transport terminals and at strategic points between terminals.

JATOO says last week’s murder of third form Jamaica College student Nicholas Francis highlights the need for better security in the transportation sector.

According to the lobby group, over the years both operators and passengers have been murdered while travelling with little to no effort being made by the relevant authorities to stem the problem and the time has come for meaningful measures to be put in place to improve security in the transportation sector.