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Sunday 17 December 2017

Ramdial: Women under attack

In the wake of the brutal murders of 80-year-old former curator Dr Claire Broadbridge on Saturday and 75-year-old Chaguanas resident Ramdevi Singh yesterday, Member of Parliament for Couva North, Ramona Ramdial called on Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley and National Security Minister Edmund Dillon to do more to protect women from acts of violence.

Ramdial made the call yesterday in a press release in which she said women are being seen as easy prey for criminals and urged the authorities to treat the trend with the utmost urgency.

“It seems as though criminals are targeting our vulnerable women as the facts show some of these targets are elderly women, women being lured on social media for employment, women who would have made previous reports of abuse and harassment and requests to the police for protection and women who live alone and are easy targets.”

Ramdial added that as a woman she was deeply shaken by such incidences and stressed that violence against women should not be tolerated, as such cases can have dire consequences on families and society as a whole.

Newsday attempted to contact Dillon for comment but was unsuccessful.


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