Good Morning all!
I am up early this morning because i have my tennis lesson at 9!
It's a strange saturday morning, we feel that we are on the eve of something, not because tomorrow is the super bowl but because its the funeral of a dancehall "icon", a dancer called Bogle. He was killed almost two weeks ago at a gas station...and his friends have vowed revenge on all who they think killed him. They said they are just waiting for the funeral!!
The day, February 6, which is also the birthday of Bob Marley, has been designated as Violence Free Day in Jamaica. Ads have been running for the past month requesting that there be no violence on this day. Call me a cynic, but i dont think the people who perpetrate violence are listening. I cross my fingers and hope though...but i don't have much hope!
Now in the period jan 24 - 31, the statistics say that there were 30 people murdered in Jamaica. 30!!! They break it down further to say that like 25 were shot, 4 were stabbed and 1 was killed with a machete!! 30!!!! The week before, i think the statistics said 25. Now we await the start of the new week wondering if the madness is going to continue. A total of 120 people have been murdered since the start of the year!!! Please remember that this is a nation of 2.5 million people.
Gone again!! Hopefully the next time i write, i will have good news instead of bad!