Domestic violence still a concern
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE continues to be a “real” problem in Barbados.
Minister of Social Care Steve Blackett spoke to the issue just before he and his wife Eleanor joined hundreds who turned out in support of the Life In Leggings march from Queen’s Park through Bridgetown and back on Saturday.
“That is principally why we, as a Government, moved to amend the Domestic Violence Protection Order Act to give it more teeth, and give the police wider scope, wider powers, to assist in wrestling this scourge to the ground,” Blackett said.
The vocal marchers carried placards and chanted as they walked along the short route to get their messages across. Several of them spoke to the fact that hitting and loving was not a mix that should be tolerated. (YB)
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