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Taj News Talk. March 27th, 2017. School them right!

Welcome fans, to another wonderful week at TAJ 923.FM.

As always, we hope you had a nice weekend, spent with family and friends.

In Trinidad and Tobago, we never have to look far to be amazed we live in paradise.

Two games for the Soca Warriors.

3T20s at the Oval as West Indies take on Pakistan.

And a public holiday in the week to boot.

But, if as they say God is a Trini, then there must be little doubt the devil plays his mas here as well.

We look at the violence that has exploded in our nation’s schools.

Where teasing has crossed the line into straight up bullying and physical abuse.

We are forcing our children to live in the world of adults and adult problems long before their time.

We look at the case of 16 year old Jesse Beephan, allegedly killed because he wanted to come clean.

And the alleged issues at Waterloo Secondary, with children running away to smoke cigarettes and marijuana on a regular basis.

Former Head of UWI Dr. Bhoe Tewarie said parents must shoulder the responsibility.

Dr. Tewarie also said problems must be addressed on a school by school basis.

But the larger issue remains that we as a society continue to fail our children on a daily basis.

How will our sons become good fathers when they don’t respect their mothers?

Do you really, then, expect them to respect their partners if we do not respect women?

How can women respect themselves when we continue to trod all over them?

More importantly, who can they look up to? Admire? Respect? Aim to emulate and surpass?

Certainly not the politicians. They play expensive games with the people’s lives.

Not the businessmen. How many of them live life through ill gotten gains and means?

Not even the sportsmen. The majority remain mediocre. And kids won’t see the work the successful ones put in. Because they flaunt their lavish private lifestyle on social media.

So the challenge today, and for life, is to be a role model.

And not just be a role model.

Be a role model you would respect and look up to.

As it is, we do not have a future as a country.

Because we are killing it ourselves.

 

 

A.C. Chan
A.C. Chan

Andrew is first and foremost a writer. Since he was seven and realized this, his life’s pursuit has been researching and understanding all the specific elements and genres of his craft. These genres include creative prose and poetry, to journalistic, copywriting, blogging and academic writing. As the News Editor and Presenter for TAJ 92.3FM, Andrew gets to pursue a number of passions: reading, writing and talking to people! He is currently pursuing his BA in Communications with a Minor in Literature at the University of the West Indies. Andrew is an avid West Indies and Liverpool FC fan. In his spare time, he enjoys playing cricket, swimming, reading and of course, writing!

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