By Trevor Munroe
Crucial fabric for first-year scholars in social sciences and for the final reader drawn to the fundamentals of up to date politics.
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Many of them have travelled and are exposed to influences from abroad. ” This makes them less open to being ordered about and to following orders in the way that they may have been in earlier times. Generally introduced in the Caribbean no more than 40 years ago, the radio became a general item in most homes. At the time of independence in Jamaica, television had just been introduced, and very few homes had a television set. Very small percentages of the population had access to television. Then came the telephone – land lines first of all and then cellular and, most recently, the Internet.
1). For example, the average number of radios per thousand in 1995 in the Caribbean was about 620. The average for the developing world was 185 radios per 1,000 people. The Caribbean people are much more informed and have much more access to modern means of communication than elsewhere in the developing world. In one respect, the Caribbean is ahead of the industrialized world in terms of utilization of means of communication. We are ahead of the industrialized world and far above the global average in relation to international telephone calls.
For example, in countries that are predominantly Christian in their religious persuasion, the Ten Commandments are obviously the major set of rules defining what is right and what is wrong. Therefore, the success or otherwise of the religious institution is going to affect the attitudes or values of people in a particular country. In a predominantly Christian country where the church is effective, where it has a great impact, it will socialize people into the creeds of Christianity. It will socialize people to be their “brother’s keeper” and it will socialize people into honesty.