A taxi operator in south Manchester
By Kimone Witter
There was disruption in transportation services for scores of commuters, including students, in south Manchester on Monday morning, after taxi operators stopped working to protest the poor state of the Cross Keys main road.
The operators, who ply the Cross Keys to Mandeville route, also say they are concerned about their safety as the road is in urgent need of debushing.
"At least five feet of the road most places the bush take over the road. So we need our MP to get a tractor to debush the road with it also. And the road cannot be patched it's supposed be resurfaced, and that is what we are demonstrating for," one taxi operator told Radio Jamaica News.
The commuters affected by Monday morning's protest are from Cross Keys, Cocoa Walk, Newport and surrounding communities.