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Clean up the blocks!

TRE GREAVES, [email protected]

Clean up the blocks!

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The dismantling of the negative elements on blocks is the right thing to do, if there is to be change in Barbados’ gun violence problem.

However, director of the Criminal Justice Research and Planning Unit, Cheryl Willoughby, said this alone would not work without solid community programmes.

Speaking on Voice Of Barbados’ BrassTacks Sunday yesterday, Willoughby threw her support behind Reverend Dr Lucille Baird who, two years ago, made similar comments.

“A lot of persons came out strongly against that position that she took and I was very supportive of her,” Willoughby said.

“We need strong law enforcement within these communities. Break up some of the negative activities that we are seeing happening in these at-risk communities,” she said. (TG)

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