Wow, its been quite a while since i have written anything to these pages and there are no good reasons or excuses either...i have just been lazy.
Well life continues amidst the violence that surrounds us everyday. Though life may be relatively normal for most of us, we cannot continue to ignore the plight of our brothers and sisters that have had their lives turned upside down because they have lost a loved one. There has been over 1, 400 reported murders in this country since the start of the year, a figure that has surpassed the record set last year, and a figure that i fear results in Jamaica having the highess murder per capita worldwide. Pretty scary stuff.
We of course generally believe that "sumpin haffi inna sumpin", that is, those murdered are in most cases connected to some wrongdoing in the past or disrespected someone with the means to carry out the ghastly act. Now if this belief is what has us sleeping well at nights, we better start tossing and turning, because it won't be long before shit comes knocking at our doors.
In the last couple of weeks it seems the police has made an increased effort in the war on crime, and i use war, because the weaponry that the criminal gangs possess, suggests nothing less. Twenty guns were discovered last week in a shipment from the united states....high powered weapons and rifles and automatic handguns with assorted ammunition......WAR!! Just think about the numbers of people that could have been killed by a stock like that. Its not only mind boggling, its heartbreaking. My heart is slowly being broken by this country i love so much! A country on the edge of destruction, due firstly to partisan politics and now to the drug trade, poverty, disillusionment and hopelesness.
I pray we will find our way back and i am sure this is the wish of the estimated five million jamaicans around the globe.
I felt a little like preaching this morning....lol