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JAMAICANS URGED TO PROTECT YOUTH FROM HARM

Posted by SR (riley) on Nov 03 2016 at 2:24 AM
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Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Floyd Green, has called on Jamaicans to be more sensitive to the needs of young persons and to protect them from harm.Citing the recent killing of a student on a bus in Kingston, the State Minister said that “too many of us turn a blind eye to our young people when we see them in difficult situations.”

“This young man did nothing wrong.  What did the bus load of people do to protect that young man in distress?  Too many of us say those are not our children, so we are just minding our own business,” Minister Green said.The Minister of State said adults must be more mindful of the youth in society and the critical role they can play in seeking to guide, encourage and support them in developing all the requisite skills and abilities to enable them to become responsible and focused citizens in the future.   “We need to do more collectively to protect our young people . As such, I hope that such an unfortunate death will be a rallying call for us all to endeavour to do more for our young people,” Minister Green emphasised.

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