Goodbye World ~ from the Children who were …


I am reblogging this post today from fellow blogger and friend Island Scribbler. She laments a recent heartbreaking string of murders of children in the parish of St. James. Also recently were the deaths of nine-year old twins who drowned on their way home from school. What can you say? What to make of the horror and the senselessness of it all? Here is the link to a story on just one of the cases. http://jamaica-gleaner.com/latest/article.php?id=53071

ISLAND VIGNETTES

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My heart is crying on account of the recent deaths of so many young children this weekend in Jamaica. It is overwhelming. I send out my condolences to the grieving families.

I also grieve on account of the stories of young men being arrested for various criminal activities; stories that aired on the use and abuse of under-aged girls as sex workers etc etc etc.

I call for us in Caribbean society to start looking at a more intelligent way to create a more positive environment for our children. This means Governments & Civil society listening to each other, people in communities uniting to support each other to be better parents and individuals across socio-economic lines find ways to empower each other. Parenting, child-rearing, moulding our future leaders is a collective responsibility best achieved as a joint effort. This is a battlefield where ironically we should all be on theā€¦

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