Police reach out to victims of domestic violence

| 27/10/2009

(CNS): The Family Support Unit (FSU) from the RCIPS is joining forces with officers from the West Bay Police station and the Department of Family Services to host a domestic violence session, focusing on the impact that this form of violence has on children.West Bay area commander, Chief Inspector Angelique Howell who was previously assigned to the FSU said that victims, children included, blame themselves for the abuse that they are suffering, but it is not their fault and the session was about offering advice to those caught up in the cycle of violence.


The session will be held at the John A. Cumber Primary School, West Bay, on 3 November, at 7:00pm, and will offer useful advice for those who are dealing with violence in their families. “There are many things that the victim can do to get help and we are holding this event to help by providing information and pointing them in the right direction,” Howell added.

She also pointed out that many of the islands’ issues currently being faced as a society stem from family breakdown. “This session is a good way to start making a difference in your life and that of your children,” the senior officer noted.

Anyone with information of crime taking place can pass it on to police in a number of ways; people can speak with an officer they know and trust, they can reach George Town detectives on 949-4222, they can leave information on an anonymous voicemail service by calling 949-7777 or they can call Crime Stoppers on 800-8477 (TIPS). All persons calling Crime Stoppers remain anonymous, and are eligible for a reward of up to $1000, should their information lead to an arrest or recovery of property/drugs.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    It is a disappointment based upon the lack of responses to this issue that people do not think this issue merits more important comment.

    Rape, sexual abuse and domestic violence are the dirty little secrets in the Cayman Islands and ignoring this evil thread will not take it away. It is a multigenerational problem that requires a long term solution. Again I refer to the Estella murder which I hoped would ignite a serious response but even now legislation on women’s rights is stalled in the LA.

    Until women use their political muscle change will not occur.

  2. Anonymous says:

    What is mostly happening in Cayman is that the men abusive their wives so much that she cant handle it and then she takes the spite out on the poor children. No wonder we are producing so many criminals in our society. And you would be surprised to know who some of those men are ,so high up in our society and they physically and verbally abuse their good women.