Culture of hate and lack of respect permeating through society

first_img Sharing is caring! Share Share 58 Views   2 comments Sharecenter_img LocalNews Culture of hate and lack of respect permeating through society by: – April 19, 2012 Tweet Photo credit: bumperstickermagnet.comPrime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has spoken out against what he refers to as a ‘culture of hate’ and disrespect permeating through society.Mr. Skerrit who was a guest on the Next Level Radio Program on Tuesday evening said while everyone has a right which they can exercise; they must also consider that rights come with responsibilities.While he identified that there is a culture of hate, he said the difficulty lies in “getting rid of it”.Mr. Skerrit believes that there are too many citizens who are “not caring enough” who are disrespectful towards authority and do not set proper examples for the young people.“We have to start speaking about respect, we are lacking in respect for people, for ourselves, for each other, for our fellow classmates, for our family members, for our friends, for our co-workers. A society cannot maintain peace and law and order if people think that it is ok to disrespect authority. You have a responsibility to the state; whether you like the government or not, you have to respect the authority established”. Mr. Skerrit explained further that there has been an attack on the office of the president, prime minister and bishop among others, yet community activists and leaders have not condemned thisdisrespectful behavior.He believes that this lack of respect is also responsible for the increase in crime and violence.“It is the first time in our history people are attacking a president like that and then you don’t get these people condemning it and then we want to have people from all over the world come and tell us about how to fight crime; crime can be solved by ourselves”.The prime minister said respect must be instilled in citizens to prevent the culture of disrespect to dissipate. Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit (file photo)“People walk on you these days they don’t say good morning or good afternoon to others at all. People believe that they can curse anybody; they can curse a priest, they can curse a school teacher, they can walk in and slap the teacher of the school, they can curse the police, they can do anything that they want because we have a culture in the society that promotes that level of disrespect”.He also called on parents to be careful what they say in the presence of children and to pray with them.“Some parents believe that it is so good to listen to talk shows first thing in the morning before their children go to school instead of kneeling down and praying with their children. They don’t pray with their children but they put on talk shows first thing in the morning; they don’t pray with their children anymore”.Mr. Skerrit also noted that there are too few “edifying and educational programs” and that citizens need to go to church.“The churches are empty, there is nothing edifying, nothing educational and then we talk about neighbourhood watch? We don’t need neighbourhood watch in the country we need respect”.“What we need is respect for each other and unless we bring back respect for each other we will be doing all sorts of things,” he concluded.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Pirate Track At Taylor University

first_imgA small group of Greensburg Track and Field members traveled to Upland Friday evening to compete in the Taylor HSR Qualifying meet. The evening started with Brenner Hanna winning the 3200m with a new Indoor Personal Record time of 11:38.99 which also sets a new Indoor School Record.Hanna also competed with teammates Emily Mangels, Sophie Nobbe, and Emma Wilmer in the 3200m Relay placing 3rd in 11:18.72.The Boys 3200m and Distance Medley Relay teams of Sawyer Sanders, Jonathon Ralston, Andrew Johnson and Hunter Butz also competed at Taylor University Friday night. The 4 x 800 team placed 5th in 9:24.47 and the DMR placed 7th in 12:57.31. Long Jumper Daimon Austin also competed and earned 8th place with a 19’8.75 leap.Based on current state standings the Pirates Track and Field Teams will have multiple competitors in the Hoosier State Relays, often referred to as the Indoor State Meet, next Saturday at Indiana University. Individually Lily Grimes punched her ticket to Indoor State earlier this month and will be competing in shot put while Brenner Hanna has qualified in the 3200m race. The Girls 3200m Relay team and the Girls DMR team including Hanna as well as Emily Mangels, Emma Hatton, Emma Wilmer, and Sophie Nobbe will also be racing at the Indoor State Meet. From the boys team Daimon Austin qualified with his 20’2″ leap at Wabash last weekend and will be competing in long jump at HSR at IU. Other Pirate individual athletes and relay teams may have a chance to participate in HSR too if other competitors from across the state choose to scratch out of an event.Courtesy of Pirates Coach Katina Tekulve.last_img read more

NLCS Highlights: Dodgers beat Brewers in Game 5 at Dodgers Stadium

first_imgHighlights from Game 5 of the 2018 National League Championship Series as the Dodgers beat the Brewers 5-2, Wednesday afternoon at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers now lead the best-of-seven series 3-2, with Game 6 coming Friday in Milwaukee.The Brewers got on the board first when Lorenzo Cain hit a one-out double to drive in a run against Clayton Kershaw in the top of the third inning: Kenley Jansen puts an end to it: Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco The Dodgers tied it in the fifth inning with Austin Barnes’ single up the middle that scored Chris Taylor: Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire The Dodgers broke it wide open with a two runs in the seventh:center_img Yasiel Puig give Kershaw a cushion in the bottom of the sixth inning: Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Max Muncy’s softly-hit ball put the Dodgers up 2-1 in the sixth inning. Kershaw had the slow curve working early: Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Related Articleslast_img read more

Boyz beat Honduras

first_img Reggae Boyz’s starting team was: Ryan Thompson (GK), Je-Vaughn Watson (captain), Jourdaine Fletcher, Shamar Nicholson, Rosario Harriott, Michael Binns, Oneil Fisher, Damion Lowe, Ladale Richie, Owayne Gordon, Kevon Lambert. Defender Damion Lowe scored in the 72nd minute to hand Jamaica a 1-0 win over Honduras in tonight’s friendly match in Houston, Texas.last_img

Mother Weeps over Son’s Prolonged Detention

first_imgA mother of a teenage boy accused of being part of a group of students that burnt the Apostolic Foundation School on May 12, has expressed frustration over her son’s prolonged detention without appearing in court.Lemuel Elijah Reeves, also a student of the school, has not undergone trial since he was arrested and detained at the Monrovia Central Prison on May16.Reeves’ mother, Vera Gaye,  who on Saturday, July 19 walked into the McDonald Street offices of the Daily Observer in tears, said she  does not  know why her son has not  been sent to court for prosecution.“I don’t know what is happening because he is the only person to have been arrested in connection with the school burning allegation,” Madam Gaye further explained while weeping.Immediately after the arson attack, Darkpay Johnson, who is the principal of the school, in an interview with this newspaper said that “those students that were involved in the act were children who because of their behavior were suspended or expelled by the school’s administration.”But, Madam Gaye maintained that her son was not part of the suspended or expelled students Mr. Johnson believed to have burnt down his institution. “I challenged them to show me a document that Lemuel was expelled or suspended for exhibiting rude behavior before the school burning,” Reeves’ mother vehemently challenged school’s administration.“I am confused and I don’t know what to do for my son to go to court. I don’t even have the money to hire a lawyer that would plead our case or engage government to have him sent to court,” Madam Gaye lamented.“Look, how in the world would a person be held in detention for three months without being tried? Give me the answer. Is that the right thing our law says?  Please let someone explain to me the right things our law is saying. I want justice to be done in this case so my son can be freed from that kind of inhumane condition he is in right now,” Madam Gaye pled.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more