St Vincent and the Grenadines

Verbal Abuse

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me. How many women think ofthat schoolyard rhyme while reeling from a partner's put-downs or angry outbursts? The rhyme'sa lie !Verbal abuse is difficult to identify and regrettably can be a common type of abuse in somerelationships. Not all words that are meant to hurt are "ugly words." A master at verbal abuse candamage your self-esteem while, at the same time, appear to care deeply for you. The use of words topunish is a very covert attempt to control and regardless of how loving your spouse may appear...

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She’s beautiful isn’t she?

There she lay…. her golden brown, tanned skin against the vibrant green of the freshly dew-moistened grass. The way her tightly woven locks spread out with such elegance and strength like acrown atop her majestic face… Her eyes; with a dark ferocity that speaks of strength, intellect, visionand maturity reflects the image of the skies she herself is admiring. I look at her limbs; long, slenderand I admire the gentility they bring to life… a mother, a sister, a daughter she is. She speaks and hervoice mimics a sweet song for she is confident and she is brave because she...

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Roots

Long have I watched the fruits of my own branches blossom, grow and ripen to maturity. Some plucked away by eager hands and some fallen to the ground to nourish the very soil in which I stand, magnificent and full of purpose. Over time I have seen many things, felt many things and have slept and woken with the changing of the seasons. But nothing has this old tree witnessed such to the likeness of the destruction of mankind’s self. Lay your troubled heads at my roots now young ones and hear my voice I beg, for I am but...

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Root Causes of Violence

People may become violent due to different instances that have occurred in their life or the life of someone close to them. Three such instances are Economic Distress, Family Dysfunction, and Drug and Alcohol Abuse. Let’s take a closer look at these three different categories. Economic Distress In most societies when “times are hard” there is an increase in violence. No one wants to be poor but not everyone knows how to deal with poverty without turning to violence. It’s hard when jobs are few and bills are many. Many people in these situations do not know how to handle...

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Emotional Abuse

Abuse comes in many different forms, abuse is not just physical but emotional as well. Sometimes as an individual we fail to realize that we are being subjected to emotional abuse and the abuser fails to realize that they are abusing someone emotionally. What is emotional abuse? Emotional abuse is any kind of abuse that is emotional rather than physical in nature. It can include anything from verbal abuse and constant criticism to more subtle tactics, such as intimidation, manipulation, and refusal to ever be pleased. Emotional abuse is like brain washing in that it systematically wears away at the...

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“Kick In She Back Door”

I intend to express here my opinion and only my opinion about the lyrics to a song that has grown in popularity on our Airwaves. It starts with someone shrieking: “neighbour neighbour ah kill dem come kill me” then launches into the chorus “if she front door lock an yo cyar get een and she bathroom window lock and you cyar get een and she bedroom window lock and you cyar get een and she kitchen window lock and yo cyar get een wa fi do, wa fi do, wa fi do” (Refrain) Kick in she Backdoor (X 3) Bruck...

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Sex Offender’s Registry to enact into St. Vincent and the Grenadines Law.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN Sex Offender’s Registry to enact into St. Vincent and the Grenadines Law.Sex Crime is endemic in the Caribbean region recognized by the United Nations globally as one of the regions with the highest rates of sex crime.“Three of the Top Ten Rape Rates in the World Occur in the Caribbean”Source: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and the World Bank (2007). Crime, Violence, and Development: Trends, Costs, and Policy Options in the Caribbean.CARICOM IMPACs has also noted an increase in registered sex offenders entering the region through its APIS system, this was disclosed during a...

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