Quote of the week
Property is intended to serve life, and no matter how much we surround it with rights and respect, it has no personal being. It is part of the earth man walks on. It is not man. - Martin Luther King Jr
Joke of the week
A sore tongue-twister
Mr See owned a saw.
And Mr Soar owned a seesaw.
Now See's saw sawed Soar's seesaw before Soar saw See.
Which made Soar sore.
Had Soar seen See's saw before See sawed Soar's seesaw,
See's saw would not have sawed Soar's seesaw.
But it was sad to see Soar so sore just because See's saw sawed Soar's seesaw.
The government recently announced that it would pay men with five or more children one million dollars in cash for their monthly salaries. Having heard the news, a man decided to confess to his wife about his other children.
"Honey, me did get a pickney wid a gyal outside, me a go fi him an' add him to our four to mek five so wi can get di million dolla' salary," he said confidently. At this the wife went silent.
When the man returned with his outside child he only saw one of the four other children at home.
"A weh di rest a mi pickney dem deh?" the man angrily demanded.
The wife replied, "A nuh you alone hear di news, dem father hear di announcement and come fi dem."
Fact of the week
Reggae icon Bob Marley fathered three children born to three different women in the same month (May). Stephen, Robert and Rohan were born weeks apart in 1972.
Do you think it is important for a father's name to be included on a birth certificate in situations where he will not be involved in the child's life?
Shakira McLean: Whether or not the father's name is not included on the child's birth certificate, it is just as important for the child to know his/her father as it is to know his/her mother. It is about a child's rights to a factual record of birth and to know who the father is or where he/she originates from, even if nothing ever comes of it.
Karen Coleman: Yes, it is important for children to know their father and for the father's name to be on the birth certificate as a form of ownership and belonging. I spent my childhood days not knowing my father's name and it affected me so much. Through prayers I was able to find him; a child deserves to know his or her dad.
Shenell Louden: It is important that the child knows his/her father to avoid feeling that there is a missing link. However, some fathers' names really don't deserve to be on the birth certificate because they don't play a significant role in the child's life, or especially if the father is absent from the time the child enters the world.
Arianne Hammond: It is definitely important for a person to know his/her father. That paternal connection, including knowing the father's name, is definitely imperative for a a person to have a somewhat normal development. It shows belonging or acceptance and will help in tracing family history which may be necessary in the future.
Picture of the week
The Dophin Cove team of Negril, Lucea, got together at the last minute to clean up the Negril Lucea bus park with their recycle initiative on Labour Day. Let's use them as an example and continue this recycling project.