BELIZE CITY, Wed. Oct. 18, 2016–I would just like to take this time to express a problem that I notice might be the cause of the corruption and violence in our country. I work with children of all ages in my youth program (Flowers Sports in Education Club), and through this program, I get to know these children on a one-and-one level; and one of their major complaints, is going to the local grocery store to purchase cigarettes and “fonto” for parents and other family members.
It is disturbing to me because some of these children get punished when they refuse to go and purchase these items. Isn’t it a crime to sell minors these items? If yes, why is it not being enforced? I believe that this practice is one of the many reasons for our younger generation to go down the wrong road.
So, I plea to all – please help us put a stop to this problem!
Upcoming event –
Garifuna Settlement Day Marathon
We also would like to inform the public of our upcoming event – Garifuna Settlement Day Marathon, to be held on Saturday, November 12, at the St. Martin De Porres football field, starting at 10:00 a.m.
Anyone wishing to donate to this event can contact Dion Flowers at 607-8785 or email: [email protected]