IDCCV condemns acts of violence in Dominica

first_img Sharing is caring! Share 137 Views   no discussions Share Tweetcenter_img LocalNews IDCCV condemns acts of violence in Dominica by: – February 29, 2012 Share The Inter- Denominational Committee on Crime and Violence (IDCCV) wants the people of Dominica to condemn the recent acts of violence in the country.In a statement issued to the media on Wednesday, the IDCCV says despite incident free Real Mas celebrations, the number violent acts in recent weeks are alarming.His Lordship Bishop Gabriel MalzaireThe Bishop of Roseau His Lordship Gabriel Malzaire explained that both the people and the law enforcement department need to be commended for a violent free carnival however “within the last few weeks, prior to Carnival, we witnessed at an alarming number of acts of crime and violence that should be a source of concern for us all”.Bishop Malzaire highlighted several violent acts in the statement to the media.Among them were the incident where the two Germen nationals were held and tied at gunpoint, robbed and beaten in Salisbury, the assault to the French couple and the raping of their young daughter at the beach in Hampstead, the assault to Fr. Sharplis and his sister in Portsmouth, the French businessman in Bath Estate who threatens to close down his bakery if the frequency of theft on his business continues and the numerous other incidents of robbery across the country.“We the heads of the Churches that comprise the Inter- Denominational Community on Crime and Violence vehemently denounce these terrible acts and we therefore make a strong appeal to every individual and every sector of our community to work together for a peaceful and crime-free Dominica rather than one that is characterized by hatred and harm,” he said.Members of the IDCCV at the peace confernce in December, 2011.He explained further that for the past few months members of the IDCCV have organized a series of consultations with various sectors of the society to discuss the issue of crime and violence in the Dominican society with a view of gaining a better understanding of the situation in order to adequately respond to it.“We have met with representatives’ group of the inmates of the State Prisons and are scheduled to meet with the senior staff of that institution and the senior management of the Dominica Police Force. Other significant sectors we intend to meet are the judiciary and the senior staff at the Ministry of Education,” he explained.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img