Monday Morning Coffee Break: Protecting our Ganja, Nudes for likes and Silence of a Generation
-Blinks- is it Monday already? Why, yes it is! A pleasant morning and welcome to your coffee break. As usual we have a list of interesting topics for you to read as you enjoy your coffee. Sit down, relax and hide from your boss.
Protect my Weed!
It is no secret that Jamaica's most famous export is our weed, the ganja, MARIJUANA. Sorry Appleton, you lose again this year. Although illegal, Jamaica is a fertile ground for the growing of ganja, producing some of the finest buds in the world and one man has made it his mission to protect Jamaica's unique strains of the plant. Mark Santiago who is an American businessman invested heavily in the ganja sector -and refers to himself as a ganjapreneur- is currently awaiting licensing from the Cannabis Licensing Authority in order to begin his work. Stating that Jamaica's strains of weed has largely remained unchanged and uncorrupted over the years; with the expansion of the Marijuana industry in America this is unlikely to continue as the new strains will more than likely find their way here. Kudos to you Sir. My only complaint is that the small time man in Jamaica is still being neglected by the Cannabis Authority, with preference seemingly being given to outsiders. While need for large outside funding is necessary, screwing over your own people is not, to some you tax breaks yet to others you give prison sentences. How is that fair?
Read More: Jamaica Observer- https://goo.gl/QCOMZy
One Like, One Nipple?
With the rise of technology and the low costs of data plans, almost every one is able to live a digital life. Social media has become one such avenue where persons work and entertain themselves however for many underage children it has become a drug where they are willing to indulge in half naked exploits in order to get likes/hearts/retweets. With children being largely unsupervised on the internet, there was bound to be some hanky panky going on but few would've imagined anything of this magnitude. Participating in what is essentially child pornography, these children both male and female, are not shy about flaunting their bodies. Citing Kim Kardashian as one of her idols, one claimed that she is not ashamed as she was not ashamed when her sex tape came out. For the boys, it was more along the lines of seeking sponsorship as they tried to get a 'white lady' who may assist them financially or to migrate. Parents. DO YOUR JOBS. If children are out here unsupervised and participating in pornography, you have failed as a parent. Stop letting technology raise your children!
Read More: The Jamaica Gleaner- https://goo.gl/J6DnIX
Silence is Golden... and Jobs
The recent protests in America has attracted a large following of persons from various backgrounds and races. The protests which stem from the unjustified killing of black individuals by the police has also garnered a worldwide audience as they look at the current climate and treatment of both protesters and victims by the relevant authorities. Jamaica notwithstanding has also watched these protesters and many are supporters of the Black Lives Matter movement seeing their support as an extension of brotherhood to our North American counterparts. But noted Attorney and Journalist, Emily Shields tweeted a question which elicited a bevy of interesting responses. After highlighting that University students had joined in the protests, she proceeded to ask where our student protesters were in fighting our own injustices. Students then replied claiming that they were studying for exams and the few opportunities available to them in Jamaica in which a criminal record would most certainly destroy. While it is admirable that students are protesting the injustices, We in Jamaica are not afforded that freedom to such a degree. While we are free to protest and raise hell against the system, we are still a third world country and being so small, news travels fast. Being arrested in a protest means being marked for career death, employers don't take kindly to disrupters. Damian Crawford is a clear example of that....
Ps. Criminal Record equals no visa, we are not about that life. Patriotism doesn't pay bills.
Read More: Twitter- https://goo.gl/30OYY8