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Students all around the island is heading back to school this week, as a new school years begins in an environment where crimes among youths are on a steady climb, and an economy that’s surviving on a shoe string.

For parents and guardians throughout the region, it must be stressful time for those who’re truly concerned about the future of youth.

Nowadays, youths face pressures, not only in the classrooms but also on the streets. There is hardly week that goes by that we don’t hear a report of some type of violent crime. Sadly, more often than none these are crimes perpetuated on our youth and by our youth and in other instances, adults leading them astray.

People who usually speak out against this type of behaviour from our youth are often classified as elitist, old fashioned, or not with the times. But if we turn a blind to these situations, as it often is, then our youth are heading down a path for disaster, which will be a serious disadvantage to our country’s future.

Nurturing our children along the path of life is never easy and hiding them from the ills that may pop up along the way, is not going to make it any easier. What can help is a more responsible attitude from parents and those adults trusted with their care in school, at home and otherwise.

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Now that the Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) results are out and there is bound to be the usual excitement over those students who would have done exceptionally well as far as their results are concerned.

For many Dominican students these examinations are stepping stones as they try to discern the path along which they might want to travel as far as their careers are concerned. Many of these students are now getting the first hints on whether or not they should continue with dreams as they moved from one level of their formal education to another.

Having said that, we now have to wonder what might be in place, compliments of this country’s authorities, to properly assist these young people, whether they decide to further their education or to enter the work force early.

Government will certainly have to be very creative in get jobs for these young people once they have committed to joining the work force while the private sector would need to be a bit more willing to offer our youths a chance of making something of themselves. If this is not happening, then there will be too many people going around this country with nothing to do but getting into trouble with the law.

In any case, it will be government with the headaches to try and find rehabilitation programmes when work done upfront might have worked to the positive development of the young people. The private sector also has much to gain by assisting as it is their businesses that will bear the brunt of any assault of a people feeling that they have no where to go and no one to turn to.

So while we’re excited about the good news of excellent examination results, we are forced to ponder “what happens from here” and come up with very few answers.

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Today, while heading to the bank I walked passed the Offences Court and I was surprise to see the number of youths facing charges. I immediately felt sick to my stomach as one after the other they stood up to be remanded for theft, given bail for drugs, domestic violence, and gun possession – just to name a few. As we say in Dominica, some of these young people don’t know their head from their rear and they’re already pleading guilty to some shocking crimes.

It appears there are too many angry youths out there who are under the impression that there is only one way to resolve conflicts- violence! Too make matters worse, there was several middle aged men (I’m talking about full-grown men) answering to charges. We’re always quick to cry down the youth, but the older ones are too busy being prefect role models for them to follow. Don’t get me wrong, there are lots of people out there that youths can look up too.

Looking on, I saw several mothers crying for their sons and I felt some sympathy for them. As I stand there, I could help noticing the absence of these children fathers – which suggests the minimal role these fathers’ play in the life of these children if any. I can’t help wondering about the level of discipline taught in these homes and if warning signs were brush aside because the parent/s could not recognize or simply cast a blinded eye – then we’re truly ‘reaping what we sow’ and it’s quite frightening.

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