Seriously? I thought this story was an April fools day joke, but its December Observer Story Here. What is wrong with people? oh go ahead, tell me “poverty”. That is the usual default answer to every problem in Jamaica. It seems Jamaica is the only developing country in the world and everybody else is living the dream.
Mr. Chin, actually that’s Mr. Qin of the JNSH company(owners of the highway) has stated the stealing is leading to other problems. When the barriers are taken down, animals can now walk on to the highway easily. Car travelling at minimum 100 KM/H plus animal equals disaster obviously. Do these barrier thieves care? unlikely, after all “eating a food” and selfishness is the order of the day. Who cares about the safety of our fellow Jamaicans anyway.
Well Mr. Qin, I don’t think they mentioned how things work around here when they were pitching the business idea for the highway. A lot of smaller business people experience this. They try and try and try and their fellow Jamaicans who are supposed to be “nation building” with them just keeps stealing from them and it is very de-motivating. If people break into schools and churches then I don’t think the highway being a victim is a surprise to anyone. I don’t know why some of these crooks don’t break into hell and stay there.