Who is taking the children?

Monday, November 05, 2018

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Dear Editor,

Yet again another child has gone missing after only days since the discovery of 14-year-old Raven Wilson, whose body was found bound and the throat slashed in Top Road, St Ann's Bay, St Ann.

Sad to say, today there is the helpless cry of yet another mother for the safe return of her child who did not make it home after leaving school on Friday.

Where are the children? Who is taking them? What is being done to protect the children from the danger that lurks around the corner? These are just some of the questions so many of us are asking.

It is understood that it is often the cultural norm for the people to “see and blind, hear and deaf”, or to say, “anno fi mi pickney so mi no bizniz”, but why must they continue with those selfish thoughts at the expense of the nation's future? We have to change this! Somebody knows! And people must say what they know. It is time for the people to rise up and take charge in restoring Jamaica to its golden days of having the children protected; just like in the 1970s that is constantly being referred to by the older folks as the good ol' days. In those times a parent could be at home and remain certain that his/her child would return home safely, and not to have to dread that horrific phone call of bad news that another child has been killed after having gone missing.

It is time for a change, and the citizens must get on board to protect, preserve and reassure Jamaica's tomorrow.

Junior Bailey


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