Child abuse on the rise in Trinidad

first_imgThe Children’s Authority of Trinidad and Tobago has reportedly identified 10,000  potential cases of child abuse in the last two years.In some instances the Authority’s hotline may have received multiple reports of abuse regarding one child.The Authority said that to date, almost 8,000 cases are receiving attention and so far, over 3,000 investigations have been completed and more than 700 families have been counselled.Additionally, the Authority has licensed nine children’s homes and over 300 visits have been conducted at more than 40 Community Residences throughout Trinidad and Tobago, to ensure compliance with legislative standards.70,000 child abuse cases recorded in Jamaica in eight yearslast_img read more

Millennials prefer experiences over buying material items

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich. – More Americans are beginning to value experiences over purchasing products and materialistic items. Millennials are leading this charge.Two best friends from Alpena, Breanna Schmanski and Taylor Boboltz, found this trend to be true. They went on a sporadic trip to witness the moon cover the sun in Dawson Springs, Kentucky in 2017.“I love going on adventures, road trips with 24 hour notice and packing up my car with a bunch of my friends,” said Schmanski, 24.It’s gazing at a solar eclipse in 100% totality that makes the pair believe experiences are worth more than buying material objects.“I think every could really benefit just from these sorts of experiences,” said Boboltz, 25.According to a national study by Expedia, more Americans are saving their money specifically for travel. This is true of Millennials who mainly prioritize relaxing experiences.“It felt like twilight,” said Boboltz, “it got quiet. All the birds stopped chirping.”“Things lose their value over time,” said her best friend, “Whereas experiences, you’re going to have those memories forever.”Once the protective shades against the sun came off, all Schmanski and Boboltz could post on Facebook was “wow.”  AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious What’s Trending for September 10Next ‘Mozart in the High School Years’last_img read more