Thursday, April 18, 2024

TO THE EDITOR

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LETTERS

Mothers, do more to save your sons

MOTHERS have the power to make a difference in the fight against crime.

I, for one, was not at all surprised by the recent media report which stated that girls are getting more involved in what I term boy-like deviant behaviour.

They are showing to the world that they do not have to grow stubby, funny beards, or dress badly to fight like boys; at school, they are cheered on by boys for sport.

Though of a male-centric meritocracy (the armed forces), I was always of the notion that the female of the species was smarter and better at doing whatever males can do, be it good or bad. Unfortunately, often the bad gets highlighted, and rightly so.

Making a difference

Check those presented with awards by the Commissioner of Police recently. I am delighted at that gesture, and not only because one of them came from the military but because of the value of their work, which is gender-neutral.

With the current state of criminal activity, I must continue to stress that mothers carry the key in making a difference, as the operational requirement is intelligence driven. Fly-by-night actions serve no purpose.

Mothers run most households in Barbados and mothers have a good idea of where and what sons are up to and not only at meal times.

Mothers, save your sons from executing each other. Listen carefully to what is said by the Commissioner of Police and others who really care.

– WILLOUGHBY KING

DAILY

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