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Where are our Jamaican fathers

07/24/05

Permalink 02:33:23 pm, by Melba
Categories: Commentary

Where are our Jamaican fathers

It's amazing how many Jamaican men take great pride in braging about the amount of 'youth' them have. What's disturbing is when you probe further a great deal of them have these children for several different 'baby mothers'and have no clue how these children survive from day to day.
This week on the program, Morning Time, which airs on TVJ one of the guest on the show was the Registrar General Department (RGD). It was then I learn't that for last year 2004, of all the children registered in Jamaica only 36% of the certificates issued carried the fathers name.The year before 2003, was 37% and so far this year 2005, it's 38%. What can I say these figures speak for themselves.
Then today I read The Sunday Gleaner and I see headlines such as 'For the baby's sake', 'Fatherless:Missing or misguided', 'Absentee dads blamed for sons' waywardness' and 'The value of a father's love'. There was also another article titled 'Our fathers are coming alive'. I pray for all our sakes that this is true as the nation is surely reaping the benefits of the absentee dads not only for our boys but also our girls.
Now I know that there are some excellent fathers out there and if you are reading this then I applaud you. Unfortunatly the numbers speak clearly.
So gentlemen I implore you to take an active part in your children's lives. Be an example to them and don't be afraid to show compassion and love.
Nuff love

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