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Witter seeks legal counsel on preaching ban

Published:Saturday | November 17, 2012 | 9:41 AM

The Public Defender Earl Witter says he’s currently seeking a legal opinion on the issue of preaching on public buses.

Earlier this week the Managing Director of the Jamaica Urban Transit Company Limited (JUTC), Rear Admiral Hardley Lewin gave a directive that seeks to end the practice of individuals using the public transport system to preach the Gospel.

Witter says the move by the JUTC management has raised constitutional questions.

He also says he will decide whether to seek declarations in the Supreme Court when he gets legal opinion on the matter.

In the meantime, the public defender says he’s prepared to receive opinions on the matter from interested persons and organisations.