Murder Rates – Jamaica vs. Barbados
Today, BFP reader TJ2 dicovered a March 13, 2006 BFP post The Problem With CARICOM – Barbados Culture Is Not Jamaican Culture and left a comment describing CARICOM as “A marriage made in hell if there ever was one!”
I don’t know if CARICOM will be a “marriage made in hell”, but TJ2’s comments remind us that we Bajans have our own culture, and that our culture is strikingly different from many others. We often think of “culture” as merely singing, dancing and literature – but these are just brushstrokes in a large painting made on a canvas of values.
Values are the canvas that holds the painting together. Ours values are ours – and they are worth protecting because they provide a better way of life than, for instance, Jamaican values.