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BUT chief: Many to blame


BUT chief: Many to blame

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PRESIDENT OF THE BARBADOS UNION OF TEACHERS, Pedro Shepherd, is unsparing in blame for the ills that are destroying communities.

In a no-holes-barred presentation to the Men’s Educational Support Association (MESA) Wednesday evening, the outspoken teacher said the family alone could not be blamed and pointed fingers at a host of agencies that he said had to share the responsibility.

“I am going to blame the church, the school,  community groups, our legal system, politicians, legislators,” Shepherd told the appreciative gathering of men and women attending the MESA meeting at The St Michael School hall.

He was particularly critical of legislators, people whom he asserted “are responsible for making laws; who see things going wrong, and who have by the stroke of a pen, the privilege of changing laws in this country but who continue to sit and watch this country deteriorate to a stage where we are becoming scared to go to social events like carnivals, or school fairs, even walking the streets.” (GC)

Please read the full story in today’s Saturday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.