My Thoughts on Technology and Jamaica

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Rwanda plans world's first Drone Airport - How the Land of 1000 hills will be connected by a Network of Drones

Africa, the Mother land where all Human life on planet earth traces its roots, is also an innovator in no less an area than the developement of drones. With this latest bit of news, a Third-world country has taken a step towards becoming the next big playground for Drone Startup from Silicon Valley looking for new markets for their services.
Rwanda, a Developing world country, has now officially beaten the Americans as it relates to their usage of drones as Rwanda’s Civil Aviation Authority is drafting plans for the world's first Drone airport as reported in the article “The world’s first airport for drones will be built in Rwanda”, published October 8 20915 by Lily Kuo, Quartz.

This is not surprising as Rwanda has a very tech-savvy government!!!

It also beats the lackluster effort of Silicon Valley and NASA (National Aeronautical and Space Administration) as they draft proposal for ATC (Air Traffic Control) for drones as they await word from the FAA (Federal Aviation Authority) as reported in my blog article entitled “@NASA Air Traffic Control System – Why @Google, @Amazon and @Verizonwireless want an ATC ahead of FAA's New Guidelines in 2016”.

Unlike countries such as South Africa and Kenya whose aviation authorities have very strict regulations on the use of Drones, Rwanda's government has openly accepted their usage, once they register with the Rwanda’s Civil Aviation Authority.

Registration is surprisingly fast to a Developing world country, with electronic business registration taking no more than three (3) days compared to thirty (30) days required in neighboring Uganda. Their open Technology policy on Laptops, Tablets and smartphones has made the country rapidly make a recovery since the Rwandan Genocide in 1994.

This has resulted in them being often referred to as Africa's Silicon Valley as noted in “Rwanda: Africa's Silicon Valley?”, published September 17, 2015 by Juan Herrero, Pulitzer Center and “Rwanda Could Be The Next Silicon Valley: But it Needs Youth to Help it Get There” published 01/07/2015 by Janet Longmore, Huffington Post.

So why exactly is Rwanda so interested in Drones?

Rwanda builds world's first Drone Airport - How the Land of 1000 hills will be connected by a Network of Drones

Aside from these artiste concept images, the Rwandan Government is tight lipped about details of their technical first in the world.

What is known is that the Airport is a part of a three-building structure as show below being developed by architectural firm Foster + Partners as reported in the article “Star architect designs the world's first 'airport for drones'”, published October 5, 2015 By Jacopo Prisco, CNN News.

Rwanda, the country of otherwise known as the “land of 1,000 hills”, is a landlocked country with a population of 11.78 million. The plans being put in place by the Rwandan Government and being drafted by Rwanda’s Civil Aviation Authority is for three (3) such drone airports servicing 44% of the country's population with Cargo Delivery services by the year 2019.

The majority of that cargo will be farm produce to be sent to market, delivery of postage and parcels as well as emergency medical supplies to the most remote parts of this land-locked country.

Naturally, fearing a little envy from the First world, the Rwandan Government is tight lipped about the plans for their Drone airports or even details on the drones themselves or who their contractor may be.

But they appear to be two (2) types of drones:

1.      Redline - Range 50km - Payload 10kg
2.      Blueline - Range 100km - Payload 100kg

Plans are afoot to also build a health clinic, a repair center for repairing and building more drones as well as a courier service for their Post Office.

Rwanda plans to build forty (40) more of these Drone airports across Rwanda, based on how well the first three (3) work out, interconnecting even the most remote regions of this land of 1000 hills via Drones.

Google adopts domain – Why Amazon to Uber A to Z Target organized alphabetically

Google as you know is now Alphabet officially as of Friday October 23rd 2015 as reported in the article “Google comes under Alphabet's spell today”, published October 2, 2015 by Roger Cheng, CNET News.

They previously announced the change to Alphabet on Monday August 10th 2015 as a means of better organizing their various projects into companies to give shareholder a better idea of what they're about as explained in my blog article entitled “@Google Inc is now Alphabet Inc – Why an Alphabet Soup of Business Structure means better Engineering Project Success”.

They had also adopted a new website name at that time.

Apparently that wasn't enough as they’ve now upgraded to a website domain that's got all the letters of the alphabet as reported in the article “Google Just Bought the Entire Alphabet (.Com)”, published October 7, 2015 By Mark Bergen, Recode.

So what’s in the purchase of a new domain name? Plenty, dear reader, if you read the tea leaves right!

Google adopts domain – Why Amazon is their A to Z Target as they become more organized is that new domain name that Google …er …I mean Alphabet inc has purchased!

The domain name is currently inactive, suggesting that this is really just claiming a domain name to cover all the loose ends as reported in the article “Google purchases”, published 08 Oct 2015 By Rhiannon Williams, The UK Telegraph

Granted, Google may not plan to use it as it may be a means of ensuring that they don't get pranked.

The domain name was created back in 1999 and is now a part of a collection of domain names that Alphabet owns for the same purpose as reported in the article “Now Alphabet Has All 26 Letters”, published Oct 7, 2015 by Georgia Wells, Wall Street Journal.

It may also be a poke at Amazon, who is known to sell everything from A to Z as their Logo suggests. Google aims to become a lot like Amazon in terms of their product offerings, many of which compete with Amazon in the Service delivery category.

This includes semi-autonomous deliver of packages via drones as reported in my blog article entitled “Google X Labs Project Wing - How to own a Global Satellite based Semi-Autonomous VTOL Drone Delivery Service”.

Self-Driving Cars are also a part of the mix for Google Delivery as well as reducing the need for parking lots and provide automated Passenger Vehicle Services to eventually challenge Uber in the future as opined in my blog article entitled “@Google’s Self-Driving All-Electric Vehicles in June 2015 – Autonomous Vehicles reduce Road Accidents, Parking and make Ride Sharing the Norm”.

Hopefully with this move we'll see a more structured Google that'll publish timely reports on the activities of its various companies and their projects to compete with Amazon to Uber from A to Z, Amazon Style!

Monday, October 5, 2015

313 Cases of Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease in Jamaican Schools - Why the Coxsackie Virus thrives in a Drought

“I want to remind teachers, administrators, parents and guardians that they should also limit person-to-person contact among infants and young children such as hugging, kissing or sharing utensils, especially for affected children”

Minister of Health, Dr Fenton Ferguson on Thursday October 1st 2015 at a joint Press Conference with the Ministry of Education

Jamaica is now in the grips of yet another epidemic.

No, this isn't the dreaded Zika Virus, which the Minister of health Dr. Fenton Ferguson has assured us isn't in Jamaica as reported in the article “No Zika Virus in Jamaica”, published October 3, 2015 By Garfield Angus, The Jamaica Information Service.

Rather, this is an outbreak of the HFMD (Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease), which has now spreading across Jamaica like Wildfire among school children as reported in the article “Hand, Foot And Mouth Disease Reported In 10 Parishes”, Published Friday October 2, 2015 by Andre Poyser, The Jamaica Gleaner

The stats disclosed by the Minister of Health, Dr Fenton Ferguson on Thursday October 1st 2015 at a Joint Press Conference with the Ministry of Education reveals some very grim statistics:

1.      313 reported cases of HFMD islandwide
2.      98 schools reporting cases of HFMD islandwide
3.      11 schools have been closed due to the HFMD outbreak
4.      10 Parishes affected by HFMD
5.      4 Parishes not affected by HFMD

These four (4) parishes, interestingly are the ones least affected by the current drought gripping the island as I’d opined in my blog article entitled “Water Shortage at MICO - How I'm dealing with the Water Shortage in Kingston” as a lack of water for sanitation is being blamed for the rise of this disease:

1.      Trelawny
2.      Hanover
3.      Manchester
4.      Clarendon

The other affected parishes, which are experience the drought more severely, are the ones reporting the HFMD cases:

1.      St. Catherine: 153 cases from 38 schools
2.      Kingston and St Andrew: 67 cases from 20 schools
3.      St Thomas: 39 cases from 11 schools
4.      Portland and St Ann: 30 from 19 schools
5.      Westmoreland: 4
6.      St James: 2
7.      St Elizabeth: 6 cases from 2 schools

As an added precaution, the Minister of Health has advised that children infected with the disease not be allowed to attend school as reported in the article “Keep children with hand foot and mouth disease at home – Health Minister”, published Sunday, October 04, 2015, The Jamaica Observer.

The school administrators have been advised to not only report suspected cases to the Health Authorities, SERHA and NERHA but also:

  1. Limit hugging and kissing among children
  2. Washing hands regularly with soap and water
  3. Covering nose and mouth when sneezing and coughing
  4. Disinfecting surface that children regularly touch
  5. Sanitizing and disinfecting clothing that that they wear
  6. Keeping Infected Children separate from uninfected children

So what exactly is Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease?

Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease - What it is and What causes the disease

Hand Foot and Mouth Disease is caused by the Coxsackie Virus, which is a Tetrahedron shaped virus as shown below.

It main affects young children, infants, and toddlers and occurs mostly in the Spring or Fall in nursery schools or kindergartens, basically when water levels are log in Jamaica and school starts as noted in the article “Outbreak Of Hand, Foot And Mouth Disease In Several Schools”, Published Monday September 28, 2015, The Jamaica Gleaner and “Hand foot and mouth disease”, published Sunday, October 04, 2015, The Jamaica Observer

Not sure where the Coxsackie Virus comes from originally, but most likely it lies dormant in soil, only coming alive when humans decided to drink water from unsanitary sources, such as rivers, streams or wells that ground water often exits into as noted in my blog article entitled “Water Wastage at MICO - How Waste Water Recycling and Rainwater Harvesting benefits Agriculture”.

This would naturally occur during times of drought as was the case in 2009 and then 2012 as pointed out in the article “Keep children with hand foot and mouth disease at home – Health Minister”, published Sunday, October 04, 2015, The Jamaica Observer.

Otherwise we Jamaicans get our water from NWC (National Water Commission) via the Network of pipes that criss-cross the island. Good to note that this HFMD seems to be spreading among mainly children from the Inner City community or living in Rural Urban setting where accessibility to clean water isn't consistent. 

A good example is St. Thomas, where Jamaica Labour Party Eastern St Thomas caretaker, Delano Seiveright has noted that his parish has been the worst hit as noted in the article “Seiveright says St Thomas worst hit by hand, foot and mouth disease”, published Friday, October 02, 2015, The Jamaica Observer.

Children of parents living in the Gated Communities as well as more Urbanized City Centers aka Upper St. Andrew and parishes that have access to clean water as listed above and have well ingrained sanitary practices are naturally unaffected by this outbreak. HFMD has some very interesting symptoms as well which explains the name “Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease”:

1.         Fever
2.         Blister-like rash on the palms of the hands
3.         Blister-like rash on the soles of the feet
4.         Blisters inside the mouth

It’s usually spread among infected children who rub their noses, mouths as well as the bottoms with their hands, coating it with traces of their oral secretions i.e. nasal discharge, saliva and stool. They then touch each other either by shaking hands, kissing or hugging, thereby spreading their oral secretions all over each other.

So no, just like the Chikungunya Virus is spread by the Aedes Aegypti Mosquito suggest that it is NOT airborn as described in my blog article entitled “31 infected during Jamaican Chikungunya Virus Epidemic - 113 Deaths in the Caribbean as Jamaica grapples with Chikungunya Virus Outbreak” so too is the Coxsackie Virus; not airborne!

Rather, like that epidemic in 2014, this disease is spread in a specific way; via physical contact with the body fluids of the infected individual, just like the common cold. 

Treatment of Hand Foot and Mouth Disease - Disinfecting surfaces, Vitamin C and avoid Dehydration

Also, like the Chikungunya Virus, there is no known cure only treatment of the symptoms, which mainly involve a fever and the resulting Dehydration, which can be relieved via drinking water as noted in my blog article entitled “How to find work in Jamaica at Call Centers - Drink Bottled Water as Dehydration and Salty Foods makes you lose concentration”.

Taking Vitamin C by drinking and eating more products that contain Vitamin C such as Fruit Juices, green leafy vegetable and supplements also helps to boost the child's immune system.

Vitamin C also boost the production of Interferon and thereby helps to reduce the symptoms over time as it does for Chikungunya Virus sufferers as I'd predicted in my blog article entitled “Vitamin C and the Chikungunya Virus –How to increase your Vitamin C Intake, Glutathione and Interferon by White Blood Cells”.

Prevention of the spread of Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease is also a good measure:

1.         Limit hugging and kissing among children
2.         Washing hands regularly with soap and water
3.         Covering nose and mouth when sneezing and coughing
4.         Disinfecting surface that children regularly touch
5.         Sanitizing and disinfecting clothing that that they wear
6.         Keeping Infected Children separate from uninfected children

So now you know what HFMD disease, symptoms and what causes it, how does this affect me?

Hand Foot and Mouth Disease and Miconians - Folks, this is why I do not hug or kiss people at MICO

At MICO University College, people often wonder why I do not talk to anyone or hug and kiss people when I greet them. That's became I’m a germophobe; I dislike physical contact to the point that I walk with a set of wipes in my bad to clean my hands after touching people or dirty objects.

At my apartment, I constantly wash myself and my flat mates often complain that I take very long baths. I'm also super fond of bleach as well as sweeping and cleaning my surroundings. My condition isn’t severe; I can have physical contact with people, just not in an intimate way. Intimacy for me requires that the female be scrubbed and have all of her body hair shaved.

So when this story of a Hand, Foot and Mouth disease originally broke from SERHA (South Eastern Regional Health Authority) on Monday September 28th 2015 as reported in the article “SERHA monitoring cases of Hand Foot and Mouth Disease”, published Monday, September 28, 2015, the Jamaica Observer, I was alarmed but grateful that this was a disease that mainly affects children.

Otherwise I’d come to MICO University College wearing a Hazmat Suit with a re-breather to avoid even breathing the air many of my fellow Miconians breathe. This as I’m still suffering from the symptoms of the Chikungunya Virus Infection from 2014 as I’d reported in my blog article entitled “Minister of Health comes clean on Chikungunya Virus Epidemic - 35 Official Cases as 60 percent possibly Infected and Medicines running low”.

This as albeit they are NOT children, some of them still do interact with children from the Mico Practising Primary & Junior High School! Which means that many of them, being adult’s, will not show symptoms but can potentially be Typhoid Mary's i.e. Carriers of the Coxsackie Virus without showing symptoms.

After all, with the current water shortage, I was more anticipating an outbreak of gastroenteritis, which has similar symptoms.

Even Jamaica Labour Party Eastern St Thomas caretaker, Delano Seiveright made the mistake of assuming that cases involving persons in his constituency reporting diarrhea and abdominal discomfort after drinking water from unclean sources were suffering from Gastroenteritis as noted in the article “SERHA: No Increase In Gastroenteritis Cases In St Thomas”, Published Tuesday September 1, 2015, The Jamaica Gleaner

So fellow Jamaicans, stock up on water and stay clean.

Otherwise we might really end up with Triple whammie of viruses; Gastroenteritis, Zika Virus, H1N1 and a resurgence of the Chikungunya Virus as predicted in my blog article entitled “Jamaican Chikungunya Outbreak possible – Why H1N1 Outbreak in Jamaica possible as 1,731 die in India from H1N1 Outbreak”.

At that point, given out ailing Health Care system as per the Health Audit as detailed in my blog article entitled “Audit of Public Health Care System revealed - How the Minister of Health plans to correct these problems”, we'll have very little defense if the conditions that make these disease spread were to suddenly materialize in Jamaica.  

Jamaican Drought, Trees and Air Quality - Why Jamaican Apartment dwellers are developing Respiratory Ailments

It seems that the Trees are also quietly sneaking into the News once more.

This time it's Minister of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change, Robert Pickersgill who has finally made the connecting between the current drought and the use of our forests as reported in the article “Pickersgill Calls For Better Use Of Jamaica's Forest Resources”, published Saturday October 3, 2015, The Jamaica Gleaner.

This was the message that was spoken by Chief Technical Director in the Ministry, Lieutenant Colonel Oral Khan on his behalf at the official national tree day planting ceremony at the St Andrew Technical High School on Friday October 2nd 2015.

In it, he related an interesting statistic that's a little troubling; only 40% of the island is covered with trees. That means that not only is there not enough trees on the island to prevent soil erosion, but the lack of trees will result in a loss of animal ecosystems, especial those animals that call the trees home.

With such a small number of trees, there is nothing to prevent surface water and water that filters though the soil as described in my blog article entitled “Water Wastage at MICO - How Waste Water Recycling and Rainwater Harvesting benefits Agriculture”.

As a result soil evaporation increases, especially during these times of increased sunlight and daytime heating that is the result of global warming. Thus less water reaches the rivers and hence Jamaica experience not only water shortages but drought-like conditions.

Trees and Air Quality - Why apartment dwellers are developing Respiratory Ailments

But an even more obvious connection between trees and humans exists; air quality. Trees convert Carbon Dioxide (CO2) and water photosynthesis to Glucose (‎C6H12O6) and excrete Oxygen (O2). This is the oxygen that we humans that live close to the Earth breathe.

However, within some apartments building in Kingston, landscapers, eager to save on the constant costs of landscaping, have decided to cut down the trees. The result: a decline in the quality of oxygen in the air and an increase in Carbon Dioxide (CO2) and Carbon Monoxide (CO).

The result is an increase in respiratory ailments as noticed by an astute apartment dwelling resident as penned in the letter to the Gleaner entitled “Mandate Tree Quota For Apartments, Houses”, Published Tuesday September 8, 2015, The Jamaica Gleaner.  

We are slowly choking ourselves to death. I already have to deal with an increase of my Bronchitis, which has been acting up a lot since I’ve been hack in Kingston. I’ve even done an article on alternative treatments for Asthma and Bronchitis as per my MICO Wars blog article entitled “How to use Alternative Treatments for Asthma and Bronchitis” knowing that many Jamaican seek natural herbal remedies instead of using pharmaceuticals that have known side-effects.

Projects like the TFT (Trees for Tomorrow) Project as described in “Jamaica Still Reaping Benefits From Trees For Tomorrow Project”, Published Saturday October 3, 2015, The Jamaica Gleaner need to be expanded not only into the country areas but also into the Urban and ghetto areas.

This will help to improve air quality and thus reduce the slowly increasing incidence of respiratory ailments that's mown on the rise thanks to less than 40% of the island being covered with trees.

How the Pragma Industries Alpha Electric Bicycle works - Jamaica would love this if it ran on Water

“The bike’s battery provides electricity from hydrogen and emits only pure water. This is a world first”

Pragma Industries CEO Pierre Forte commenting on the Alpha, the world's first Hydrogen Powered Bicycle

Electric Bicycle and motorcycle enthusiast will greet this latest developement of the first hydrogen powered Bicycle call the Alpha as reported in the article “French unveil 'world first' hydrogen-powered electric bike emitting only pure water”, published 01 Oct 2015 By Henry Samuel, The UK Telegraph

Developed and designed by Pragma Industries in Bidart, near Biarritz, southwestern France, Pragma Industries CEO Pierre Forte bill it as the world first Hydrogen Powered Bicycle.

The Alpha is a prototype along with other Hydrogen powered models that are still in developement. His creation will be officially unveiled during the Intelligent Transport Systems congress in Bordeaux, France. By 2016, they'll start producing Alpha's and other models with the following projected output:

1.      100 bikes in 2015
2.      1000 bikes by 2017

Their main clients appear to be the French Post Office, who apparently like the idea of a bicycle that can climb uphill on a trot. But they'll be very expensive at €2,300, which is £1,700 or US$2,591.73 or JA$308,023.90, basically a 1999 Toyota Starlet Hatchback in Jamaica!

So for 1999 Toyota Starlet Hatchback money, what exactly is so special about the Alpha Hydrogen Powered Electric Motorcycle?

How the Pragma Industries Alpha Electric Bicycle works - A Very Expensive Range Extender Bicycle

It uses a PEM (Proton Exchange Membrane) Battery similar to those being developed by Toyota and other Japanese Automaker intent on also introducing Hydrogen powered vehicles to the US market as noted in my blog article entitled “PEM Fuel Cell Technology gets Japanese Government support - Hydrogen Gas Stations Coming in First World and Developing World Countries”.

Pragma Industries has basically figured out how to make the PEM small enough and cheaply enough to fit into a bicycle’s bars as well as developed an efficient Hydrogen Storage system. This Hydrogen is fed into the PEM which emits only water Vapour as waste.

Excess Electricity is most likely stored in a Li-Ion Battery that takes only five (5) minutes to charge which is then used to power the Electric motor on the Alpha Bicycle. The result is an impressive 100 kilometres (62 miles) for this bicycle in what's typically a Ranger Extender configuration of a PEM fuel Cell as the Electricity generator and a Li-Ion Battery pack as Battery storage.

Most likely, it has regenerative braking as well as a system to generate electricity during downhill trots, further extending its range. To add further to its green cred, this carbon-neutral bicycle is made of recyclable materials to quote Pragma Industries's CEO Pierre Forte quote: “All this with a minimal environmental footprint as these bikes are made of up ever more recyclable products”.

Alpha will be a hit once the price comes down – Need to run on Water to be Emission Neutral

So albeit the Alpha is a First world product, would the Alpha be a hit in Jamaica?

Jamaica as a country is slowly developing an obsession with motorcycles and bicycles as I’d predicted back in 2014 in my blog article entitled “How to convert your Bicycle to an Electric Bicycle – Pedal Power is an amazing resource”.

Not a day in Kingston doesn't pass and I do not hear a motorcycles whizz by my apartment or an electric bicycle stealthily glides pas me, startling me out of my wits.

I thus though it necessary that these Electric bicycles be regulated as they can easily cause an accident as argued in my blog article entitled “Electric Bicycles and Motorcycles next Big Jamaican trend by Christmas 2014 - How Backtracker and Rear View Cameras in the Road Traffic Act can help”. 

But they all have to use Gasoline, as they have Motors, not Li-ion Batteries.

 If it ran on water, yes, as Gasoline to run out motorcycles and motorized bicycles is still expensive! Also, his business model appears to focus on making money continuously from the replacement of the Hydrogen PEM Batteries. Changing the tires would also be difficult and it appears as if it might easily be damaged in a spill.

Still, this is a bicycle for mail and deliveries. Would be nice to see a version by 2017 that can extract hydrogen from the water as fuel as well as the vapour emitted, making it emission neutral.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

How Jamaican Children are having Sex in JUTC Transport Center - 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.