KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Police Monday morning found a Glock 9mm pistol hidden in a garbage bin in Olympic Gardens, Kingston 11.
The Olympic Gardens Police report that about 11:45 am, lawmen acting on information conducted an operation in the area. A garbage bin was searched during the operation and the weapon was found inside ...more »
Many times in trying to solve the major issues within our society we overlook the little things, the things that actually play a role in many of the horrifying situations and circumstances that arise within our society.
Jamaica is known for many things: having the world's fastest athletes, reggae music, our food, and many more achievements. However, on the downside, we are known for crime and violence and sexual misconduct. What is cause of all this?
Many say the church has failed in its responsibility. Some blame the Government, claiming that proper measures are not being put in place to cause economic growth, which will then enhance the living standard of the country resulting in a better nation overall. While some blame the police and the justice system.
I do not necessarily denounce any of these as being contributing factors of our many faults as a nation, but I would like for every Jamaican to look deep within and ask some simple questions: Are we raising our children the right way? Can they come to us and tell us anything? Are we making heroes of persons who in no way suit the position? Do we hug and cherish our violent culture? Do we take advantage of our little boys and girls instead of showing them the right path? Do we teach our children independence, self-respect, dignity or do we tolerate the backwardness and ignorance?
As Jamaicans we love shortcuts and are unable to realise that it's the small things that we do and say, our bad practices, that set the stage for the ultimate outcome of our society. There is absolutely no way our country can thrive when it is based on lack of pride and responsibility. So who is really murdering our country?
We are killing our very selves. It is one big cycle. What a lot of us don't realise is that what happens to one affects all. Let us live what we say.
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