One homicide is one too many, that’s the view of Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves speaking via radio on Monday 27th August 2018.
” But we have seen over the last couple of weeks a number of homicides relating to matters arising allegedly, from emotional or domestic disputes of one kind or another.
Its is a matter what Gonsalves said he has spoken about all the time.
” You have a number of murders which you may call absent of restraint murders, or absent of restraint killings, because they are only murders when they are fleshed out in a court of law”.
Gonsalves said you will have Neighbours quarrelling, lovers quarrelling, can’t control their emotions and end up with such.
“Then you have some completely unexplained ones, where someone gets killed by someone who you then discover have a mental problem, completely senseless and baffling.
Gonsalves said what needs to be done as a community is to build a sense of restraint in these matters.
” Like walking away, controlling your anger, because anger turns to violence, and that’s a matter for all of us”.
The National Security Minister said the schools, the churches, civil society, media, and very importantly the family have a role to play in stemming crime.