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Should police be allowed to own taxis?

Published:Monday | June 17, 2019 | 12:19 AM


In any rush hour in any major town across Jamaica, it is sheer anarchy as taxi drivers and buses break every road code. They drive on the wrong side of the road, even around corners. They overtake on the inside. They drive up the filter lane and cut in at the traffic lights. Every day, the complaints about their recklessness mount sky-high. Yet nothing is done.

The only logical explanation is that many of these buses and taxis are owned by police officers. This represents an obvious conflict of interest. So the question is – should police be allowed to own taxis? I mean, should a customs officer own a customs brokerage? The answer is obvious. Why are we not hearing from the police commissioner on this issue?