*A Scottish Bible society has helped youth in Jamaica’s gangland. The organization said the reality for children in these areas was far from the sun-kissed holiday in paradise enjoyed by tourists. Poverty-stricken towns are plagued by criminal activity linked to illegal drug smuggling.

The organization warned that children are often caught up in the fallout of crime, experiencing violence in the home and witnessing brutal attacks on teachers in their classrooms. Violence had become so severe that schools were forced to close down because teachers were afraid of being attacked.

The organization said the reality for children in these areas was far from the sun-kissed holiday in paradise enjoyed by tourist.

Poverty-stricken towns are plagued by criminal activity linked to illegal drug smuggling. The organization warned that children are often caught up in the fallout of crime, experiencing violence in the home and witnessing brutal attacks on teachers in their classrooms.

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