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Minister addresses rising rate of Violence in Dominica

By Marisa Stedman-Q95fm News.

Minister of National Security Mr. Rayburn Blackmoore addressed the public at a press conference last week on the issue of ever-increasing violence in Dominica. The minister said that in an attempt to combat this problem the Government of Dominica has assured the Dominica Police Force that they will be supplied with all of the resources needed, including the implementation of forensic science to lead to a speedy resolution.

However, the question arises on multiple occasions, is the problem targeted at the source? According to numerous callers on the hot seat, the preponderance of criminal activity are the common practices of young persons, some still attending secondary school? Members of the public have therefore suggested that greater awareness be given to the youth and the predicaments that employ them in such volatile activity. As one caller suggested, the Government should put into operation school rehabilitation programs that will be aimed at those students who have already engaged in criminal offenses or are likely to do so.

Thus by taking a keen interest in the concerns and adversities of the youth a practical approach can be employed to mitigate the problem of violence in Dominica.

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