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SDA youth march against Domestic Violence, Chronic diseases

The march especially sought to bring awareness to Alzheimer’s disease, Diabetes, Cancer, HIV/AIDS and Domestic Violence. Photo: VINO
Stamping out Breast Cancer. Photo: VINO
Stamping out Breast Cancer. Photo: VINO
A little child shall lead them?! Photo: VINO
A little child shall lead them?! Photo: VINO
Part of the crowd at the presentation that followed the march. Photo: VINO
Part of the crowd at the presentation that followed the march. Photo: VINO
The procession along De Castro Street. Photo: VINO
The procession along De Castro Street. Photo: VINO
Part of the group that sought to bring awareness to Alzheimer's disease. Photo: VINO
Part of the group that sought to bring awareness to Alzheimer's disease. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “Stop it, stop it right now, child abuse ain’t for the youth” and “Sometimes I may forget but help me to remember” were some of the chants heard when the Youth Department of the Seventh-day Adventist Church of the Virgin Islands staged a health march through Road Town on November 26, 2016.

The march especially sought to bring awareness to Alzheimer’s disease, Diabetes, Breast Cancer, HIV/AIDS and Domestic Violence.

Once newly re-instated police officer Glen ‘Supa Cop’ Callwood was complete dishing out tickets to persons parked on the roadside opposite the bandstand in Long Bush, the procession set off and made its way down Fishlock Road, into De Castro Street, Administration Drive, Waterfront Drive and ended at the parking lot near to One Stop Mall.

Presentations were then made by Director of Family Support Network (FSN) Dr Sylvia M. Simmonds, Member of the Alzheimer’s Association Elton Callwood and President of the BVI Cancer Society Gloria A. Fahie.

‘Respect children to get respect’

Dr Simmonds spoke of the work of FSN and its many challenges trying to assist the large number of persons affected by Domestic Violence in the territory. She also admonished parents to respect their children in order to earn their respect, nothing that parents must be very careful how they speak and what they say around their children.

Mr Callwood said his issue with Alzheimer’s disease is personal since he has a family member who suffers from it. He encouraged persons to learn more of the disease as they may never know when they may be affected by it directly or indirectly.

Ms Fahie, a Breast Cancer survivor, related that she also suffers from Diabetes and that it was “not something to mess with.” She encouraged parents to stop giving their children too much of sweet snacks.

Ms Fahie also encouraged the church to do more than just marches but to tangibly help persons suffering from chronic diseases. She suggested that collections can be done for such persons.

7 Responses to “SDA youth march against Domestic Violence, Chronic diseases”

  • LOL (27/11/2016, 12:13) Like (6) Dislike (10) Reply
    where was Dr. Smith? is he still an Adventist LOL
    • Citizen (27/11/2016, 13:46) Like (8) Dislike (13) Reply
      Once he is a believer in Christ that's the only thing that matters. As the Premier he is working for the country doing the best he can. Be ye greatful and pray for him.
      • @ Citizen (27/11/2016, 15:50) Like (21) Dislike (3) Reply
        stop it! doing what best for the country?, Orlando has turned out to be the biggest failure ever in the BVI political history worse than Willard
        • Citizen (27/11/2016, 16:22) Like (9) Dislike (7) Reply
          Oh there, you really have some ANGER. Take it to the Lord in prayer.
          • against Citizen post (27/11/2016, 18:49) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
            Your post is like that of the U.S. media. Or you referring to citizen or @citizen. You are truly for certain an NPD status-quo cronies. How much have you benefited of the backs of our taxpayers?
            • Citizen (28/11/2016, 09:29) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
              I'm not part or parcel of the NDP but just looking at the man himself (Premier) trying his best but needs prayer as we are required to do.
        • So true (27/11/2016, 18:22) Like (13) Dislike (1) Reply
          @ @ Citizen. Reminds us of some sounds by Richie Spice-

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20YSJMK48xY

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzJawqboANA

          It's sad that politics is being flooded into every good initiative in our country.

          But the "Youths" are hurting and all we can hear from this bunch of self-absorbed leaders and their cronies is that- they are not living from hand to mouth.

          There is hardly any crime in Cuba because we know what Fidel would have done to them- Firing Squad for the top team leaders. We did not even get a public address of the KPMG Audit of the Cruise Ship Debacle.

          The Youths are Hurting for a New Direction.


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