ST CATHERINE, Janaica-- Heavy tension hangs over a section of Clifton, St Catherine this morning, hours after heavy gunfire broke out in the area.
Residents claim that at about 3:00am they were awoken by loud explosions as criminals opened gunfire in the normally quiet rural community.
"I was in my bed and heard severa ...more »
The Love March Movement (LMM) would like to commend the Education Minister Ronald Thwaites for his charge to the local government to clamp down on the "party buses" that have long been threatening the future of our nation's children.
In our second annual Love March, held in September 2013, several sexual issues facing our youth and children were brought to light and passionately prayed about. With the increase in teenage pregnancies and the rise in child molestation and trafficking seen over the last year, it is more and more evident our young people are sexually exploited with no regard for the impact it will have on their individual lives, and the future of our Jamaican society.
A quick look at the two strategies put forward to curb this phenomenon will reveal true wisdom: Distributing condoms in schools is not the solution to teenage pregnancies as condoms are not 100% effective, do not protect against all sexually transmitted infections, and do not protect the user in question from the negative emotional, psychological and physical implications that are inherent due to sex at an early age. On the other hand, shutting down the profane, explicit and illegal party buses that act as hubs for premature and illegal sexual activity is definitely a step in the right direction. We should not be party to the encouragement of sexual activity among minors. Our youth are constantly bombarded with sexual pressures from society; how refreshing it is to see the Government take practical steps to ensure our youth are given the best future.
As we consider the welfare of our future generations, LMM urges our Government ministers to continue to make decisions under the guide of true wisdom from above, so that Jamaica may, under God, advance the welfare of the whole human race.
Love March Movement
POST A COMMENT
1. We welcome reader comments on the top stories of the day. Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper – email addresses will not be published.
2. Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted. We will, however, try to publish comments that are representative of all received.
3. We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion.
4. Please do not write in block capitals since this makes your comment hard to read.