My visits to Jamaica and my involvement with their poorest people and school children of Trelawny (the old slave capital of the world) between 2000-2003 left me impressed by the positivism of people born into the bowels of extreme poverty; the large part of whom worked for little more than $1 a day. Jamaica is a country that deserves 'respect'. Annually, the cheaply built homes of many of the poorer villagers, their roads and bridges are ravaged and destroyed by hurricanes. They, in turn, refuse to wallow in despair; they pick themselves up, rebuild their homes and shacks and praise the Lord that their lives weren't taken in the seasonal hurricane. They remain forever grateful for what the have instead of focusing upon what they have not.
Love and peace. Bill xxx