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On the streets

HEATHER-LYNN EVANSON, [email protected]

On the streets

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THERE HAS BEEN a sudden jump in the number of pregnant women and women with young children joining the ranks of the homeless on the streets of Barbados.

Kemar Saffrey, founder and president of the Barbados Vagrants and Homeless Society (BVHS), has linked the occurrence to the island’s economic woes, including the tight fiscal constraints of welfare organisations.

“There is a drastic increase in women sleeping on the streets between last year and this year,” he told the DAILY NATION.

“I won’t even say that it is an increase. It is a sudden thing to us because we are now getting a high level of women and children coming on the streets. So that is not an increase; it just happened,” he revealed. (HLE)

Please read the full story in today’s Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition.