Parents need to spend quality time wid dem pickney an carry dem a Mall an road. Tings an times ave changed and while children will be children and teenage rebellion is part of the process to adulthood. Demya breed ina disya time have redefined teenage rebellion to a different level. When you have absolutely no fear for authority or for your guardian or parents, it is time to drop the ‘ole’ time way of doing things. This is called ‘change’, ‘new methodology’, ‘young, fresh and relevant’. Who don’t like it, let dem tek dem pickney outta di school.
It is so bloody hypocritical or rather nonsensical, to be alarmed at millennials who we claim have no respect for authority. What side of the fence were you on when you got a report that your child was acting up? Answer mi. Were you the one who claimed that nobaddie caan talk to your pickney caas a dis an dat right in front of your child? When I was a child nowhere near teenager, my mother never mek fun fi tell mi fi tek wey miself wen she an ar fren dem a talk. I was told I was a child and I should go to my room and pick up a book, or go outside and play. If a fass mi a fass, mi coulda neva mek ar ketch mi. If she get any call sey mi a form fool a school a hell an powder house. Suh as bare face as I was as a pickney, I knew what would follow without knowing the word called ‘consequence’. Therefore I played my role very well, knowing how far to go. Bright………………you waan bad, hide an bad. If u get ketch beg di big people dem fi mercy and tell dem sorry an tek wey u self. Anyhow yard hear wey u do, might as well u start dig u own a grave caas death better dan di shameration and murderation of licks dat ago reach u.
We have a generation being raised by their guardian or parents as the ‘entitled princes and princesses’ who have been unleashed on society to create mayhem regardless of their gender.
Manners, respect for your elders and authority will get you much farther in this life than your ugly, raucous, ill-bred behaviour. The worst thing you can do to a child is to defend their out of order behaviour in the face of authority. Rarely do you have, well adjusted, confident, strong, charming and smart millennials raised in that fashion. Unless you have a business that your children will be able to take over, operate and feed themselves, be very careful as you most certainly will reap a barrel full of ………..through your own children if you do not reign them in. Personally I do not tolerate children or teenagers when it is clear as day that their parents or guardians are tolerant of their ‘dutty’ behaviour. No matter how times have changed, to this day, I will not have conversations with adults as I do not speak with a PG rating. When I want to talk to a minor, I will address them. They will know their place around me even if the parents or guardians do not have those parameters. I know my place and I allow minors to know their place around me.
Wonder why some nice parents cannot get wok fi dem pickney. Caas di very same people dem a whisper how oono pickney nuh ave nuh behaviour but to u face dem tell u a different story. BAN dem from every mall cross di Island once they are in uniforms. Prevention is better than cure. If an incident arise where an adult thumb, draw gun, or box one of the pickney dem; I am sure the outcry would be calling for death for the adult. So again, prevention is better than cure. BAN, BAN, BAN!!!!!!!!!!
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Plaza ban! – Students barred from shopping mall
(Jamaica Gleaner) Sunday | January 7, 2018 | 12:00 AM
A ban imposed last year on students of Pembroke Hall Primary and Pembroke High School from entering the nearby Boulevard Supercentre while in uniform, unless accompanied by an adult, will remain in place this year despite calls for it to be lifted.
Norma McNeil, principal of the primary school, told The Sunday Gleaner that the ban has been imposed for the children’s safety.
“You see, we have to protect them from themselves; because sometimes they are tempted,” said McNeil, as she noted that she has had reports of her students engaging in unruly behaviour at the shopping centre.
“You just want the children to go home. We don’t want them to be loitering on the plaza. Some of them go and see adults over there and beg,” said McNeil.
“We are trying to get rid of that so we say ‘when the bell goes, go straight home’,” added McNeil.
She said while she understands that some students will save their money and genuinely want to visit restaurants on the plaza with friends, they are only allowed to do so in the company of a teacher or their parents while in their uniform.
“If they are going to buy and then go home it would be no problem. But is when they are going on the slide, touching up each other, go into the stores and shoplift … and the first place they are calling is the school,” she said, adding that teachers have had to collect students who have found themselves in trouble at the plaza.
In the meantime, the Reverend Claude Ellis, principal of Pembroke Hall High, said he too has received reports of students fighting and behaving unruly at the shopping centre.
As a result, students in uniform must seek a pass from his office if they want to visit the mall unsupervised. He, however, questioned the financial viability of the ban.
“To be honest with you, I think the shopping centre is losing. I have 1,208 students. If 400 of my children spend $400 a week, some might spend $400 a day, just think of the amount of revenue the plaza would have lost,” said Ellis.
But store operators in the mall told The Sunday Gleaner that despite the possible losses the ban has to remain as they cannot deal with the lewd and unruly behaviour by some of the students.
From cursing security guards to fighting, breaking property and having sex in the bathrooms, the students have become a nuisance.
“Every school has bad kids, but I think some of the worse sets of students come from this area. They will come and they will fight to the extent that they will break glass on the mall, and we end up having to incur the cost,” property manager Courtney Jackson told The Sunday Gleaner.
“It’s terrible. I’ve had to speak with some principals about the behaviour. Some of the children try to run through the security post even though the security guards are stopping them. It’s a challenge,” added Jackson as he noted that some students are still bent on entering the mall by any means.
“We have to actually be policing the bathrooms … I can’t even leave tissue inside the bathrooms, they (students) come and wipe their shoes and wash their faces, mess up the bathroom. They don’t know the expense,” added Jackson.
Some security guards at the shopping centre claimed that high-school students have been caught having sex in the bathrooms, and that in other cases, even primary school students have been found in compromising positions on the mall. They said they dread the reopening of schools tomorrow.
Hubert Ellis, store manager at Woolworth, said shoplifting by students is common, but in some cases understandable.
“Some of them will come in and take up sweetie and things like that because you know they are kids, and sometimes some of them are just hungry. So at times we just let them go,” he continued.
One manager at Lee’s Food Fair explained that students shoplift there “all the time. Some of them think they are smart so they will take things up and think that we don’t see them,” said the manager.
Last week, some parents of nearby Maverley appealed to The Sunday Gleaner for the ban to be lifted, as they claimed their children were being punished and were not part of the unruly crew.