Minister of Gender, Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange has called on Jamaicans to get involved and try to assist people they know are having serious domestic disputes.
The Minister said it’s not enough to tell women in abusive relationships to just walk away. She referred to a 27-year-old woman in St Elizabeth who was stabbed to death, allegedly by her lover on Sunday, saying that woman had walked away and still ended up being cut down.
“Telling women to walk away is just one part of the solution,” the Minister said. Ms Grange was speaking in Parliament Tuesday afternoon, January 14, days after the deaths of three people, in two separate incidents, after intimate relationships had become toxic.
Ms Grange said people around those having issues often see the toxic relationships and should intervene and try to help or get help for them.
Yesterday, Minister of National Security, Dr Horace Chang, said he was appalled by the incidents.