Is The Ice Bucket Challenge Really Relevant in the Caribbean?

Aug 29, 2014
1 min read

I thought the popularity of the Ice Bucket Challenge would be over by now but it seems as if it keeps getting popular as the day goes by. It has spread across the globe like wildfire including here in the Caribbean.

From ordinary people to sports celebrities and politicians, it seems dumping a bucket of ice water on one’s head is in.

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Worthy cause YES but my guess is more people die in the Caribbean from guns, domestic violence and diabetes than ALS.

Personally, I am not sure if it deserves all this attention I think there are countless issues that deserves as much attention as ALS in the Caribbean such as;

  1. Crime
  2. Corruption
  3. Poverty

There have been other versions of this original challenge;

In India there is the Rice Bucket Challenge

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The Pull your Pants up Challenge
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Hopefully next time before we simply jump on the bandwagon when this type of challenge hit our screen, we pause and ask the question;

Is this really relevant to the Caribbean? Or What Can I do to make this more relevant?

Just saying!

Kwame Samuels

Kwame Samuels was born and raised in Negril Jamaica. He currently resides in Toronto Canada where he works fulltime in the field of market research. Kwame is a avid soccer fan and listen to Roots Reggae everyday

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