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The Family Featured in Throne Speech

Basseterre, St. Kitts, May 14, 2015 (SKNIS): The importance of strengthening the family in relation to raising positive, productive young people rather than at-risk youth was highlighted as part of the strategy of addressing crime during the Throne Speech delivered by Governor General’s Deputy His Excellency S.W. Tapley Seaton.

“We must also strengthen our family, the family network is eroding and government can play a positive role in reestablishing the foundation for strong families,” he said.  “With the economic challenges we face today, parents are working two or three jobs to make ends meet.  The government will lead by example, knowing full well strong families are the pillars on which this federation must be built.”

 This was noted in the context of the overall crime intervention and prevention strategy implemented by the government of national unity including empowering law enforcement, innovative community practices and addressing socio-economic factors that are at the root of the problem.