A Bad Trend is Starting
This was bad news.
The world is paying attention to our crime rate, and in a small way has stopped doing business with us as a result.
A few days ago, it was announced that a girls netball team from New Zealand has refused to travel to Jamaica to play because of the crime situation here. See the link below for details.
Recently, a friend of ours in the U.S. vehemently stated that she would not be coming to Jamaica anytime soon. The reason? Her brother had informed her about the hatred we Jamaican people have for gays, and the laws that could see him and his partner thrown in jail if he ever visited.
Gays have been boycotting Jamaica for some time, out of a reasonable fear of being discriminated against in ways that they simply don't experience in other countries. We have dropped off their radar of places to consider visiting, and unfortunately many Jamaicans would happily affirm -- say "Ah so it fe go, yes!"
Would we say the same to the Kiwi netball-players?