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BB Corner

Stephanie Lyew, Youthlink Writer

Quote of the week

"The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." - Nelson Mandela 

BB aware tip

How do we fight against child abuse and violence on the nation's children and the abuse of women as well? Do you think raising the stakes as is suggested by many individuals is a way to fight against it? No, it exists, it is ongoing and persons who commit acts of abuse, battering and rape of women and children do not feel guilt because of their acts but more so live with a fear of the consequences, and if they are not caught, raising the stakes does not suffice. So, we suggest forming groups or clubs in your communities, schools, workplaces that will work to raise awareness on the issue and capture not only the attention of media in Jamaica but on the international level. See http://www.causes.com/causes/new?ctm=home to create a cause and campaign against child abuse. 

Joke of the week

Father: I have seen you love your mom more than me. Do you love me or your mom more?
Son: I love both of you equally much.

Father: What if I go America and your mom goes to Paris, where will you go?
Son: Paris of course, it is much beautiful there.

Father: Then what if I go Paris and your mom goes America, where will you go?
Son: America!

Father: So you're bent on following your mom?
Son: No dad, it's because I would have already went to Paris! 

Discussion topic

How many hours a day do you spend on social networking sites such as Facebook & Twitter?

(A) Less than an hour 19%
(B) Between one hour to three hours 44%
(C) All day (I constantly check as my mobile phone remains logged in) 35%
(D) I do not have an account on any social networking sites 2% 

Pic of the week


Have you ever looked on a pineapple as it begins to develop? This beautiful bud with its purple flowers caught my attention. Pineapples appear on Jamaica's coat of arms and the indigenous fruits are a symbol of hospitality. The fruit is also easily grown by planting the crown (top) in soil, like the one seen in this picture. 

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