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HOW TO STOP THE GUNS FROM COMING INTO JAMAICA! DO WE REALLY WANT TO THOUGH?

brainwashed you Jamaica? Hence, solutions that require us to give up our fantasies are often rejected. But if the flow of illegal guns is to cease a change of heart and mind is vital. HOW ILLEGAL GUNS AND AMMUNITION ENTER JAMAICA

We have for too long shied away from solutions thatbring parrallel inconvenience. Someone has convincedus that progress and development is not difficult and that they should not take us out of our comfort zones of fantasy! Who hath

It is no mystery how the illegal guns and ammunition enter Jamaica. Let us list the options which areavailable:1. Barrels shipped by means of shipping companies;2. Air freight cargo;3. In commercial goods and equipment;4. Mail parcels and packages;5. Luggage carried by airline passengers;6. Illegal boats and ganga airplanes;7. Clandes-

T RIVIA Question:

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Name the man responsible for developing several breeds of cattle that now thrive in the tropics.

The Jamaica Hope, the Jamaica Red and Jamaica Black are three breeds of cattle specifically developed to live in tropical conditions. They are the work of scientist Dr.

tine security agencies of foreign governments.8. From rogue cops and soldiers who have infiltrated the security forces. STRATEGY NUMBER ONE; CUTTING OFF THE GUN RUNNING BOATSCREATE A WEB BASED COMPUTERIZED LIST OF ALL BOATS First, if it has not been done already, all motorized boat owners should be registered with a monitoring agency and placed where the list can beaccessed through a password secured procedure, by security officers. A government web site would be ideal. Continue on page 3

Thomas P. Lecky. In 1925, Lecky noticed that the cattle being raised in Jamaica were slow to mature, produced no more than 4 litres of milk per day. They were strong, excellent for hauling carts.

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Test your Caribbean knowledge page 2

A perspective from yard page 2


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J UNE IS C ARIBBEAN H ISTORY MONTH . T EST YOUR C ARIBBEAN KNOWLEDGE .

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1. Queh, Queh (or Mayan or Kaak-ah-Lay) is a prewedding celebration best known in which Caribbean country?

population of 30,000. What is the name of this island?

A. Guyana.

C. Virgin Islands (British)

B. Trinidad

D. St. Kitts

C. St. Lucia

3. A member of parliament proposed a virginity test for school girls, and sterilization for young women with 3 or more children to reduce unwanted pregnancy, back in 2003. This was suggested in

D. Turks and Caicos 2. In 1902 in the West Indies, The Capital of an island group suffered a total volcanic melting down killing the total

C. Bahamas WHILE THE MEDIA REMAINS CENTRAL TO ANY PLAN TO RE - EDUCATE OUR SEEMINGLY OBLIVIOUS PEOPLE , THE STATE ALSO HAS A CENTRAL ROLE TO PLAY .

A. Martinique B. St. Martin

2 A. Martinique, In 1902 St. Pierre, then the Capital city of Martinique, was destroyed when the Mount Pelle volcano erupted.

breakdown in family values for increase teenage pregnancy, and an increase in Jamaica's growing welfare burden. Member of Parliament Sharon Hay-Webster suggested a virginity test for school girls 16 and under, and that it may be necessary to sterilize young mothers with 3 or more children.

3 D. Jamaica, faulting a

4 D. The Cayman Islands,

D. The Cayman Islands Answers: 1 A. Guyana

which Island? A. Barbados B. Haiti C. Trinidad D. Jamaica 4. In 1959 an event, associated with Jamaica occurred regarding territory. With which country? A. Dominican Republic B. Cuba

back in the 1660s the Caymans were placed under the jurisdiction of Jamaica by the British. This association ended in 1959.

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The problem with some of our musicians (or DJs, as they are called here in Jamaica) has revealed quite a lot about us as a people. Recently, we have heard that the planned concerts of some of the DJs have been cancelled because of the hatred and violence that they continue to preach. However, one of the interesting things about what is going

on is how we want these DJs to behave when they are abroad as opposed to when they are here. Specifically, these DJs are told that when they go abroad, they must not preach any hate, violence or discrimination. However, when they are in Jamaica – they are free to do so. Is it that our standards are lower than that of foreigners? There

can be no doubt – our DJs are extremely powerful. They have more influence than our politicians, civic and church leaders, school principals and the other leaders of our society. They clearly also have more respect – especially with young people. It is with this very powerful influence that these DJs have been in a position to re-shape the Ja-


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A RE J AMAICANS HAPPY WITH LOWER STANDARDS ? maican society in their image – one of violence, hatred and ignorance. We discriminated against Rastafarians, until we realized that these people are great contributors to our society. Then we turned on our favorite target for hate – homosexuals. There was a time when many of these DJs were insulting our women. Many still do. Yet, here in Jamaica, our women don’t mind being insulted. In advanced societies, the women would unite

and put an end to it. In Jamaica, they see it as entertainment. However, seeing that this cycle of hate has been going on and accepted now for a long time one is forced to ask – can we ever learn? However, while the media remains central to any plan to re-educate our seemingly oblivious people, the state also has a central role to play. We urgently need to make our education system one that encourages tolerance. We

need to start inculcating tolerance from an early age. We just have to look at what the hate preaching that we call entertainment has caused in other societies. Rwanda, with nearly one million dead, just a few years ago, Germany, with six million Jews dead, just a few decades ago, the native Tanios in Jamaica and other islands of the Caribbean a few centuries ago and worse of all our own ancestors – just up to 170 years ago. If it is that

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we really cannot learn, then we are doomed. If we can, then there is hope. Hope that we may soon be able to live and allow others to live. Michael A. Dingwall (michael_a_dingwall@hotma il.com)

USE A VISIBLE LETTER CODE PAINTED ON EVERY BOAT

officers on board so arrests can be made when necessary. This would create an impenetrable curtain for gun smugglers if we had one boat for every 20miles of coast line. This would take ten boats for the south coast which is approximately 200 miles long.

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These boats should be identified by a lettering or number code painted in large block letters on both sides and visible from hundreds of feet away. SOLDIERS AND POLICE TO MAN THE PATROL BOATS We should deploy troops from Up Park Camp permanently y to help monitor those parts of the coast line which are susceptible to illegal intrusions from the sea. These troops would have at their disposal, sufficient motorized boats capable of patrolling the entire coastline, powerful binoculars, walkie talkies for communication, loud speakers and should have local police

This would be necessary to interdict any smugglers who escaped the patrol boats. CONTACT ALL COMPANIES WHO SHIP GOODS TO JAMAICA Identify all the companies who ship barrels into the island and write them a letter

demanding to be educated on the steps they take to ensure that barrels which they ship are free from guns and ammunition and other illegal contraband. Can you imagine these companies know how drastic the crime situation is on the island and they have no procedure in place to ensure that illegal goods are not packed in the barrels?

C AN YOU IMAGINE THESE COMPANIES KNOW HOW DRASTIC THE CRIME SITUATION IS ON THE ISLAND AND THEY HAVE NO PROCEDURE IN PLACE TO ENSURE THAT ILLEGAL GOODS ARE NOT PACKED IN THE BARRELS ?

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Primary Business Address Address Line 2 Address Line 3 Address Line 4 Phone: 555-555-5555 Fax: 555-555-5555 E-mail: someone@example.com

This would be a good place to insert a short paragraph about your organization. It might include the purpose of the organization, its mission, founding date, and a brief history. You could also include a brief list of the types of products, services, or programs your organization offers, the geographic area covered (for example, western U.S. or European markets), and a profile of the types of customers or members served. It would also be useful to include a contact name for readers who want more information about the organization.

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BUSINESS TAGLINE OR MOTTO

B ACK P AGE S TORY H EADLINE

This story can fit 175-225 words. If your newsletter is folded and mailed, this story will appear on the back. So, it’s a good idea to make it easy to read at a glance. A question and answer session is a good way to quickly capture the attention of readers. You can either compile questions that you’ve received since the last edition or you can summarize some generic questions that are frequently asked about your organization. A listing of names and titles of managers in your organization is a good way to give your newsletter a personal

touch. If your organization is small, you may want to list the names of all employees. If you have any prices of standard products or services, you can include a listing of those here. You may want to refer your readers to any other forms of communication that you’ve created for your organization. You can also use this space to remind readers to mark their calendars for a regular event, such as a breakfast meeting for vendors every third Tuesday of the month, or a biannual charity auction. If space is available, this is a good place to insert a clip art image or some other graphic.

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Summer 2015  

Jamaican American Club Newsletter

Summer 2015  

Jamaican American Club Newsletter

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