New Measures to be Implemented to Combat Recent Surge in Domestic Violence

Source: SKNVibes

Following the surge in domestic violence incidents within the past few weeks, the Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Terrance Drew convened an inter-ministerial meeting to discuss existing institutional challenges and potential legislative amendments to improve the prevention and detection of such incidents.

Present at the meeting were senior officers in the Ministry of Social Development and Gender Affairs: Permanent Secretary (PS) Mrs. Janelle Lewis-Tafari, Director of Gender Affairs Mr. Virgil Jeffers and Senior Gender Officer Mrs. Shinelle Charles; Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Andre Mitchell; the Attorney-General Hon. Garth Wilkin; and PS in the Office of the Prime Minister, Ms. Naeemah Hazelle.

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