Hey, peoples. Well for the past week or so debate has been raging on - again - about the indiscipline exhibited by some of our young people. Fingers are being pointed at parents, teachers, the minibus culture, the radio broadcasters, Vybz Kartel and Movado... but who's really to blame for the way some of these youngsters are acting these days?
I say, we're all to blame. From the day Bajans could no longer correct each others' children; from the day parents started going to schools and cursing and beating teachers for disciplining their children; from the day society just got so busy that its youngest members got left behind, we failed our children and ultimately we failed ourselves.
Finger pointing only takes you so far, and we've been going around in circles with this topic of youth indiscipline for far too long. Let's get some sort of dialogue going with the youth themselves because they have a lot of the answers to this problem.