King: Home, village input vital
There will be adequate security in place for the remaining events of this year’s Crop Over Festival.
This assurance from Minister of Creative Economy, Culture and Sports John King following pleas from a number of quarters, including masquerade bandleader Chetwin Stewart that police and soldiers be deployed for Foreday Morning and Kadooment.
King noted that the problems needed to be addressed from the community level.
“Security is going to be super tight this year. But we must look at the issue of violence and tackle [it] head-on. Having come out of a social work background, these problems are not problems that manifest themselves in a vacuum. These are problems that manifest themselves when you find that parenting skills are lacking. The village that needs to control the norms that people used to follow is now gone,” King said. (DB)
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