‘The Child Ignored Today Becomes The Community’s Villain Tomorrow’

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Commissioner of Police, Milton Desir, wishes to take time to encourage the men who have accepted the responsibility of being fathers, whether through biology or otherwise.
Persons who young men and women may emulate, are critical in creating safe environments, that enable development of productive citizens. A father imprints significantly on a child, not only fostering physical growth, but also mental, spiritual and emotional growth.
Commissioner Desir believes that the positive lessons learnt from a father’s guidance, can impact our current crime situation. Conflict resolution, emotional intelligence, discipline, to name a few, are lessons he learnt from his own father and as a father himself, imparts on his own offspring.
As we all take time to celebrate the men who in one way or another, make us better, let us take time to help those who may not have the necessary support systems to play the part adequately. The concept of each one helping the other has built stronger communities in the past, and may be utilized again. The child ignored today becomes the community’s villain tomorrow, therefore molding them is our shared responsibility.
Commissioner Desir therefore commends the men who have fulfilled their duties as fathers and implores those who have not to seek the necessary support systems to become the individuals their children may emulate.
Understanding that children fashion the examples they see, more so than the advice they are given, he asks that all men reach out to one another, provide avenues by which learning can take place to help each other grow into the fathers children need and deserve. Given that currently violent crimes are perpetrated primarily by young men, it is indeed critical for men to take leadership roles in grooming future generations.
To the Police Officers who who sacrifice daily to be fathers to not just their own, but the entire country, Commissioner Desir extends his immense gratitude. Your commitment ensures that steps are being made to safeguarding our country’s future.
To all who have fulfilled their duties, Happy Fathers Day, from the Commissioner of Police and the members of the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force.
Source: Royal Saint Lucia Police Force. Headline photo courtesy Unsplash.com 
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  1. Continuning : tell he or she son or daughter :
    “We were slaves of Pharaoh in Égypte, but the LORD brought us out of Égypte with a mighty hand.
    Before our eyes the LORD sent miraculous signs and wonders……
    But the LORD commanded us to obey all these decrees and to fear the LORD our God,so that we might (always prosper and be kept alive,(as is the case of today……

  2. These commandements that I give you today are to be upon your hearts.
    Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you you get up.
    Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads.
    Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.
    Hear,O Israël 🇱🇨:
    The LORD our God,the LORD is one.
    Love ❤️ the LORD your God with all your heart 💔😢 and with all your soul and with all your strength.
    These commandements that I give you today are to be upon your hearts 🖤

    In the future, when your sons and daughters ask you, “What is the meaning of the stipulations,decrees and laws the LORD our God has commanded you/us

  3. We spoke and talk about abuse but many won’t condone the article headline… where it particularly outline kids but will not pay heed to the adult who foster it… such a useless article base on its context… So why not SLUM DOGS.

  4. Individuals ie both male and female need to take responsibility ie only have children with the one you intend to be with LONG TERM. While that may not always work out, it usually ensures that both parents maintain a strong input into their children’s’ wellbeing. We really don’t need to have a child with every person we have a relationship with. A considered and mutually agreed decision to have a child usually works better. This is not ‘moral’ judgement, just a practical one, in terms of the financial and emotional wellbeing of the child. It is a privilege, not a right, to have children. Love them, nurture them, and preferably don’t have them as a result of a casual relationship. Self respect, self control and most of all respect for the life you have brought into this world…

    • Truth. It is both person’s responsibility. Wish everyone would take heed to this message and encourage each other to think wisely in the partnerships they chose, the other reality is that some children are the products of incest and child molestation and are brought up in these homes to either be abused themselves or neglected.

      it really takes a village to raise a child. Family and community support is vital.

  5. Some men leave their families poor and involve themselves with women who have children already that the father or fathers don’t care fir in some cases some of thes women are dead set on the well being of thier children and refuse the man to look after his own .HELL IS A REAL PLACE


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