Domestic violence/relational disputes account for 25 per cent of the murders committed in the Caribbean, with about 1,200 reported cases of domestic violence annually within The Bahamas.
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Fire Services officials will receive five new trucks – three in Nassau, two in Freeport, plus a state-of-the-art Fire Station will be constructed in Freeport. Also, a cadre of energetic and capable, fire officers will be recruited and trained.
Property losses resulting from fires have decreased by a whopping eighty-two per cent, or $28 million, from 2011 to 2012 due to an increased level of fire protection, education, response, and detection.
Corporate Citizens CIBC, First Caribbean Bank International and Aitken Imaging Sign Shop combined to fund and produce a series of Panel Boards expected to take the fight against child abuse “to the next level.”
“The strengthening of the family structure is a part of a comprehensive national plan to battle the scourge of crime and criminality — particularly violent crimes,” Mrs. Griffin said.
Officials of the Department of Rehabilitative/Welfare Services (Ministry of Social Services) will review additional ways to expand the National Parenting Programme in order to increase its reach.
Recent pressure from the United Nations has prompted the government to focus on children’s rights after years of ignoring its commitments as signatory to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
The government is talking about its intentions to announce plans to increase investment in education and training with particular focus to 10 crucial areas.
The donation of two thousand units of drug testers to the prison will not only help reduce the amount of drug contraband coming in, but will also help facilitate drug treatment programmes.