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Official: No more preaching on Jamaican buses

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November 13, 2012 04:35 PM EST | AP


KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica's state-owned bus company is putting the brakes on lay ministers preaching to weary commuters.

Transit company director Hardley Lewin has told his drivers to politely ask religious people to stop evangelizing to captive audiences on buses.

He says customers have complained that they feel harassed by preachers who sometimes loudly evangelize on buses in the overwhelmingly Christian island of about 2.8 million people.

Prominent evangelical pastor Bishop Herro Blair says lay ministers should have first sought the company's permission to preach on buses.