The Justice System is in dire need of reformation by instituting stricter penalties for certain offences. For this to come to fruition the public has to play an instrumental role in pushing for change. A lot of issues are forgotten and left by the way-side, instead of taking measures to curb temptations for reoccurrence.The penalties need to allow persons to think about their actions.
Child endangerment cases should be pursued and not ruled an accident. Leaving a minor (especially one who’s disabled or mentally challenged) home alone can result in harm to the child including death. It’s time parents must take responsibility for their actions.
There should be more life sentences for murder and heinous sexual crimes. How is justice served when victims of abuse are sent back to the environment where the abuse takes place. “Safe havens” must be established in the form of temporary foster care homes (where persons are thoroughly vetted) and the provision of adequate counselling programs. An substantial investment must be made into our children to ensure they have the opportunity to bloom.
In the case of vehicular manslaughter, traffic regulations should be enforced with a zero tolerance policy on speeding, driving under the influence and obstruction. Traffic at critical locations needs to flow efficiently. This is dependent upon having more traffic lights and traffic officers.
The universal problem of littering may not seem as significant but enforcing litter laws and putting into effect litter wardens can be beneficial to the environment and a plausible revenue stream. Since we depend so much on tourism sector, maintaining a clean, pure and beautiful Grenada is essential.
Given we’re a society that consumes huge amounts of alcohol, regulations must be passed in regards to public consumption. Too many bar brawls end up in persons losing their life. As a small island with one of the lowest crime rate it’s important that offenders are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law and that “John Public” understand the consequences of foolhardy actions.
We live in a world that places education on a pedestal as it’s the key to a successful life. For too long we have followed the path of our ancestors instead of following our own. The route way of living is something of the past. We must be open to unconventional methods as a way of succeeding in a changing world. Simply taking the route that we believe is easiest or possess less chances of failure would not lead to a fulfilling life.
Fewer women are being homemakers, but are being career oriented. Some are having children later in life and even choosing to be single parents.
Millennials and following generations have to work twice as hard as a result of the emphasis placed on having degrees to validate one’s abilities within a certain profession. They tell you get an education but when all jobs require experience how are you suppose to get a start when no one wants to give you a chance. The education system is severely flawed and other than being lucrative for investors, it’s usefulness in assisting graduates in getting jobs has decreased.
A lot as changed in recent years. Before the recipe for success entailed work hard and good grades, nowadays you have to work twice as hard, be multifaceted and innovative. It’s time we move past the belief that it’s not enough or realistic to pursue artistic talents, when in fact it can be cultivated into a business which can result in a life of relative freedom and independence. We must encourage the youths to develop their talents and not convince them that they need a degree to be successful. Nonetheless we must always strive to gain knowledge and pursue other fields throughout our lives.
From the moment I saw pictures of thin the lush green hills of Nettle Point of St. Mark lies a hidden gem. Established in 1763, it is one of the few plantation estates still in operation, and it’s picturesque antique … Continue reading →
The game of comparison is a dangerous one and highly consequential. When you evaluate your life based on ideas that are unfounded you in turn hinder your growth and surrender power over your life. And it’s not worth your perception on someone because of who their parents are, where they live and being able to afford certain luxuries. You don’t see what’s on the inside – behind the smile.
Pretty Girls Hurt Too
We have insecurities
We get heartbroken
We lose our way sometimes
We're not invincible
Material things don’t shield one from pain. Life does not discriminate. Each persons circumstance results in different struggles. No one person’s struggle is more significant than another, no matter what it is or how trivial it may seem. As much as we are alike, we experience things differently which is in line with our uniqueness.
There’s no manual on living life — we just have to figure it out as we go, albeit there are times when we feel directionless. Experience however makes for a solid foundation; you have to be bold and stand by yourself and what you believe. Don’t be easily swayed by the small-minded. Continue reading →
A healthy lifestyle not only involves eating healthy but exercising and doing anything that promotes a happy mindset. “Your mental health, emotional health and spiritual health are all just as important as your physical health.”Continue reading →
States that gravitational interactions exist between all objects with an intensity that is directly proportional to the product of their masses.
Given that everything is connected to each other and the universe, this also applies among species. Everything vibrates at different frequencies which ties into the law of vibration and the law of attraction. Continue reading →
In recent times, the double M’s – Millennial and Minimalist have received tremendous attention with regards to how their beliefs can significantly affect economic and social structures. Continue reading →
When most people think about health, their first thoughts involve the physical and not the psychological. Mental Health is an overlooked area in the healthcare system when it should be at the forefront. Continue reading →
Did you know that in Grenada within the last year over 500 children were infected with STDs as a result of child sexual abuse? A staggering number for such a small nation which makes it even more devastating. There is very little distinction lately between mother and child (babies are making babies) which results in lack of good judgment and guidance (eg. mothers/guardians of victims are in-denial) Continue reading →
We grow up in a society where we’re taught to go to school, study hard, get good grades and find a good job. No where in that equation it says to be your own boss, we are conditioned to be consumers instead of producers. We must remember that although education has a vital part to play it’s only a fraction of the equation. The world isn’t what it was 25 years ago where there was less competition, the economy was booming and getting a foot in the door wasn’t as difficult as it is today. Continue reading →
Typically hiking is a favourite pass time for those who enjoy exploring nature. It’s an ideal escape where all your problems don’t seem to matter. In the following points I break down the upside and downside of exploring from my experiences. Continue reading →
In recent Olympic Games more and more Caribbean nations have not only been represented but dominated in the athletics events particularly the sprints. This year Grenada proudly sent 7 athletes whose performances were exceptional. History was made in the 400m final by Kirani James, defending Olympic champion and Bralon Taplin who placed 7th, although he didn’t medal getting there was already a victory in itself. Kirani secured silver behind the impressive Wayde Van Niekerk who smashed Michael Johnson’s 19 year old WR, a truly phenomenal performance. Kurt Felix and Lindon Victor, two of our athletes represented in the decathlon placed 9th and 16th respectively with Kurt placing second in the Javelin throw and Lindon topping the Discus Throw.
The Jamaicans showed up and served as expected with Usain Bolt accomplishing a triple-triple and Elaine Thompson acquiring the title of new sprint queen with the defending champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce taking bronze. Other highlights include the dive from Shaunae Miller from the Bahamas to win gold in the 400m final and Trinidad’s Keshorn Walcott claiming bronze in the Javelin Throw. Our Caribbean athletes on a whole truly did us proud! I was impressed with ESPN in collaboration with CANOC broadcasting coverage of the games with a Caribbean focus, we deserved it.
When our athletes are about to start a race, the entire nation/region is there with them. the comradery in times like these is extraordinary; like the gathering at Half Way Tree in Jamaica and in Cuthbert Peters Park in Gouyave, hometown of our Hero. I hope that despite being small nations we continue to produce world class athletes and they receive the support they deserve.
Many people go through their adult lives taking care of other people with little focus on their needs. They fail to realize that in order to help and better the people around them, they have to take care of themselves first. They fall into a routine which leaves no time for fun or the necessary “me” time. Don’t get my wrong, there’s nothing wrong with being responsible however, when rare opportunities come along sometimes you have to seize the moment. Of course it’s so much easier to be spontaneous when you’re single, child less and suffer from the “only child syndrome”. It’s especially difficult for the women who was thrown into adulthood at a very young age; the single mothers who want a better life for their children. Women are the pillars of most families and the bringer of life so we don’t have the luxury of being carefree. In addition we have a very small time frame to accomplish so much.
I myself have been trying to find the balance between work and play as I get settled into adulthood while trying to facilitate adventure. After all I am a nature lover and that crave for adventure is unlike any other. The need to travel has been at its peak lately and I can’t seem to tame the free spirit in me.
To all the hardworking, devoted people don’t forget that moments lost can never be regained. It’s not about doing things that’s over-the-top and beyond your means, but the little indulgences count. Life is the ultimate puzzle and no matter how frustrating it can be we must find ways to cope while continuing to put the pieces together.