Jamaicans Hit Hard By Fare Increases
October 10, 2003
KINGSTON, JAMAICA--Twenty-five wheelchair users were invited to the offices of the Paraplegic Development and Outreach Foundation (PARADOF) in downtown Kingston to pick up their new free wheelchairs Friday.
Unfortunately, only 14 could afford the trip, according to the Jamaica Observer.
Two months ago, the Jamaica Urban Transit Company increased some taxi fares by 50 percent and bus fares by 100 percent.
"Disabled persons are finding it difficult to pay the additional amount," said Errington Pellington, PARADOF's founder/ director.
"Paraplegics miss wheelchair handing-over ceremony" (Jamaica Observer)