PM’s message on the recent spate of rape incidents

PM’s message on the recent spate of rape incidents

Like many of you, especially our women, I feel a deep sense of outrage, revulsion and anger about the recent spate of rapes in our country.

Rape is a brutal act of violence.

I so wish I could find the right words to comfort the victims, their families and friends.

It is true that there have been many incidents of rape in the past, many of which have never been reported, but why is it that some men have suddenly felt emboldened to commit these crimes in recent times?

It is clear that strong laws with stiff penalties are not enough. We have to look for other solutions. We need to look seriously at the suggestion that a “Sex Offenders List” be created.

In that regard, we must look at the experience of other countries that have moved in that direction.

We need to review how rapes are evidenced in court. It is not right that a victim of rape has to undergo such trauma in giving evidence before a judge and jury.

Giving evidence is a dehumanizing and traumatic experience. Should rape cases be heard before a jury? Men must be made to understand, that “no means no”; “silence also means no”.

For my part, I will ensure that the Police Force implement my suggestion that a dedicated unit be established within the Police Force to investigate rapes and bring to justice those responsible for these heinous acts.

I am sure you have other suggestions.

Some champion the need for self-defence classes; others want to legalize the use of pepper spray.

This is not a “red” or “yellow” issue.

It touches all of us and so we must express our collective outrage in one voice.

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  1. Anonymous
    March 28, 2016 at 1:33 pm Reply

    Where is our forensic lab????

  2. Anonymous
    March 28, 2016 at 1:53 pm Reply

    Talk and more talk., We the people want Kenny Anthony to show us action to all the talk., you worried about crime yet more and more resources are being withdrawn from that sector ., we want representation reflective of the taxes we are paying out in this country,. Not a bunch of fat useless consultants and advisors to keep telling us the same ole things that the consultants from 10 years ago told us or the ones from 25 years ago…a process of duplication and waste….

  3. opps!!!
    March 28, 2016 at 1:59 pm Reply

    Make sure those in our high offices are on the list also. I agree with you though it is not a yellow or red thing it is all of us. So start in parliament first.

  4. Anonymous
    March 28, 2016 at 2:05 pm Reply

    Start with those in your government

  5. The Commentator
    March 28, 2016 at 3:46 pm Reply

    I agree, Mr. PM, that escalating crime is not a red or yellow issue but we elect Governments to manage national security matters among other things. The recent spate of rapes points to the break down of law and order in this nation as the criminals have the confidence that they will not be caught by the police and if they are apprehended then they will be freed on a technicality in the courts.
    On the political front there seems to be the trend that qualified lawyers like the PM go into elected politics but when in Government they seem powerless to fix the legal system though the Government enacts the legislation which the Judiciary enforces. It has been said that our legal system is broken but the legal system is managed by lawyers, magistrates and judges who are eminently qualified to ensure that justice is dispatched efficiently yet the system is broken. So if they cannot fix the legal system which falls within their sphere of competence then why should we expect lawyers to manage the country as politicians when we the people have elected and promoted them to their level of incompetence?
    We need a new breed of innovative and perspicacious men and women who, as serving politicians, will re-design and retool our educational, social, economic and legal systems to take our beautiful country forward into the future. Meanwhile Helen internally hemorrhages as she awaits the inevitable post mortem.

  6. Anonymous
    March 28, 2016 at 4:02 pm Reply

    castrate them! OR Tell MARY FRANCIS offer herself up to be raped over and over if she is against it

  7. Anonymous
    March 28, 2016 at 7:15 pm Reply

    I will keep saying over and over again
    Beat those criminals when you find them guilty stop playing games the criminals are already playing their own games and the Government is playing games it becomes a chest board or a draft board the best player wins. Find the catonine and let the CATONINE be the refery.

  8. Anonymous
    March 28, 2016 at 10:16 pm Reply

    Hopeless PM. Your actions have led the criminals to be embolden.

  9. Anonymous
    March 28, 2016 at 10:17 pm Reply

    Hopeless PM.

  10. playstore
    March 28, 2016 at 11:16 pm Reply

    kenny must go. He is useless and clueless.

  11. killuminati
    March 30, 2016 at 9:05 pm Reply

    a group of politicians cant solve any thing, it need any body to solve a nation problem

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