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Sunday, October 4, 2015

Jamaican Children having Sex in JUTC Transport Center and How Free Wi-Fi and CCTV Cameras can help

The problems with School children having sex at the JUTC Transport Center in Half Way Tree seem to have only gotten worse with the start of the 2015/2016 School Year.

Now reports of fighting among school boys as well as sexual activity involving the girls at the back of the Transport Center are making the rounds in the Traditional Media once more as reported in the article “Enter At Your Own Risk! - Frolics & Fights As Students Run Riot In Half-Way Tree Transport Centre”, Published Sunday October 4, 2015 by Ryon Jones, The Jamaica Gleaner.

What's really happening is that many of the School children in the KMTR (Kingston and Metropolitan Transport Region), rather than go home after school is over at 3:30pm, loiter in the transport center until 6pm. Although allowed by the Ministry of Education due to possible participation in extracurricular activity involvement, many of the children are taking advantage of this allowance of time to basically commit truancy.

To quote a security guard at the JUTC Transport Center in Half Way Tree: “JUTC persons say the Government say a six o'clock the latest they (students) should leave out here because some of them have extra things like sports. But I believe by 3:30 p.m., they should find themselves on a bus because some a come in here come look man and woman. No big people no come in here because of them, as they loiter, fight, cuss and do everything that is bad and don't care”.

That's right folks, they’re still loitering despite my blog article highlighting the problem that the Jamaican Police were having with these school children as reported in my blog article entitled “Unruly High School Students Making out and having sex in the JUTC Half-Way-Tree Transport Center - How wi-Fi in Buses can lead to Solar Power, LPG and the SmarterCard Cashless System”. 

They have now taken the JUTC Transport Center as their playpen and sometimes have sex within the center, a problem they’ve been having since 2013 as reported in the article “Students turn HWT transport centre into haven for sex, fights, robberies”, published Sunday, October 13, 2013 BY KARYL WALKER, The Jamaica Observer.

So what’s going on in the JUTC Transport Center in Half Way Tree, Ramping Shop Style?

School Children fighting and having Sex in JUTC Transport Center - JUTC Losing money from Student violence

According to several adults, Boys in gangs fighting other boys from other high schools is a daily occurrence within the Transport Center. The female students seem to also be taking advantage of the Government lax rules on loitering in the transport center, often changing clothes to meet older men or even have sex with other school children within the JUTC Transport Center.

So says a JUTC driver under the cover of anonymity, quote: “They dress up and come in here and carry away the little girl dem and have them in a the back part a di centre. A so them behave in here. Some of them (girls) all change them clothes and man come pick them up, and when you look, you see them put on back uniform when them ready to go home and take off them false hair and all them something there”.

These children sexual behaviour seems to get worse on a Friday, as this may be how they celebrate TGIF before the weekend sets in.
The authorities have their hands full as they the children have now become criminals, committing every petty crime possible that draws the attention of the Jamaican Police to quote general manager in charge of operations at the Half-Way Tree Transport Centre Linval Thompson: “There are at least 10 incidents on a Friday. Not all incidents are police-related, but the police have their hands full on Fridays”.

What crimes exactly?

What Linval Thompson says next will surprise you, quote: “Pickpocketing, loitering, fighting, bloodshed, abusive language, that sort of thing. The security personnel roam and we do get reinforcement from the St Andrew Central on Friday to complement the five that we would have on shift from the police post, and we have four security core members as well, so it is a nine-member security team on a Friday evening, and we get some reinforcement from St Andrew Central”.

Basically a mini- Sodom and Gomorrah Part I, starring High School Children. I say this as many of these children have filmed their sexual exploits and have uploaded them to Facebook.

Reinforcements have to be called in as the children have become very wild with their unruly activities culminating every Friday to quote Linval Thompson: “We have at least 40 police incidents per month, but the majority of what happens occur on a Friday.

Because of this unruly behaviour, adults are no afraid to go into the Transport center to take the Buses, fearing these rambunctious little criminals. The result is that they’re losing money, as adults opt to take the Taxis and buses to get home, to quote Linval Thompson: “We lose a lot of money because the adults coming into the centre at five o'clock in the afternoon on a Friday will just turn back and seek the alternative because the crowd is still there at five”.

Ok, so with this much evil going on in the Transport Center, now transformed into a kids paradise and hell on earth for adults, how can the JUTC resolve the situation and regain control before the children turn the Transport Center into a tree house, Kids Next Door style!

How free Wi-Fi can get Unruly students to take the Bus - Floodlights and CCTV Camera needed to aid Police

Strong Police intervention is needed to prevent the school children from loitering in the JUTC Transport Center after 3:30pm. Otherwise, we'll soon hear of murders and female student and even adults being groped and raped by these increasingly aggressive students.

One option that is yet to be implemented is Wi-Fi in the JUTC Buses, which would make the student more likely to leave, being as they can get free Wi-Fi once they pay with a SmarterCard as explained in my blog article entitled “Wi-Fi on JUTC Buses in September 2015 - How extended 2015 Summer Promotion will increase revenue by JA$4 million daily”.

Also installing CCTV Cameras in every corner of the Transport Center as well as floodlights to make all dark areas lit would also make it harder for them to have privacy to fight or have sex with each other. The hardest problem to solve is female students coming to meet older males.

But once these measure as in place, the problem will slowly start to decrease as the children will be more inclined to go home.

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