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Too many youth turning to violence – Arliene T. Penn

-Fallen victims of violence in VI remembered on International Human Rights Day
A sizable number of persons joined the Human Rights march on December 10, 2013. Photo: VINO
The march featured a mixture of persons from schools, organizations and various government arms. Along the route they chanted 'Stop the violence, stop the hate, no more violence no more hate.' Photo: VINO
The march featured a mixture of persons from schools, organizations and various government arms. Along the route they chanted 'Stop the violence, stop the hate, no more violence no more hate.' Photo: VINO
Chairperson for the variety concert, which formed a major part of the observances for International Human Rights Day in the VI, Mrs Arliene T. Penn spoke of the significance of the day and called for more voices to be added to redirect the actions of youth involved in violence. Photo: VINO
Chairperson for the variety concert, which formed a major part of the observances for International Human Rights Day in the VI, Mrs Arliene T. Penn spoke of the significance of the day and called for more voices to be added to redirect the actions of youth involved in violence. Photo: VINO
Fallen Angels of Violence from 1999 – 2013 in the VI were recognized with the releasing of balloons by their relatives. Photo: VINO
Fallen Angels of Violence from 1999 – 2013 in the VI were recognized with the releasing of balloons by their relatives. Photo: VINO
Ministry of Health and Social Development through the Office of Gender Affairs join the rest of the world in observing International Human Rights Day on December 10, 2013. Photo: VINO
Ministry of Health and Social Development through the Office of Gender Affairs join the rest of the world in observing International Human Rights Day on December 10, 2013. Photo: VINO
Ministry of Health and Social Development, in collaboration with the Office of Gender Affairs, joined the rest of the world in observing International Human Rights Day on December 10, 2013. Photo: VINO
Ministry of Health and Social Development, in collaboration with the Office of Gender Affairs, joined the rest of the world in observing International Human Rights Day on December 10, 2013. Photo: VINO
Ministry of Health and Social Development, in collaboration with the Office of Gender Affairs, joined the rest of the world in observing International Human Rights Day on December 10, 2013. Photo: VINO
Ministry of Health and Social Development, in collaboration with the Office of Gender Affairs, joined the rest of the world in observing International Human Rights Day on December 10, 2013. Photo: VINO
Ministry of Health and Social Development, in collaboration with the Office of Gender Affairs, joined the rest of the world in observing International Human Rights Day on December 10, 2013. Photo: VINO
Ministry of Health and Social Development, in collaboration with the Office of Gender Affairs, joined the rest of the world in observing International Human Rights Day on December 10, 2013. Photo: VINO
Ministry of Health and Social Development, in collaboration with the Office of Gender Affairs, joined the rest of the world in observing International Human Rights Day on December 10, 2013. Photo: VINO
Ministry of Health and Social Development, in collaboration with the Office of Gender Affairs, joined the rest of the world in observing International Human Rights Day on December 10, 2013. Photo: VINO
Ministry of Health and Social Development, in collaboration with the Office of Gender Affairs, joined the rest of the world in observing International Human Rights Day on December 10, 2013. Photo: VINO
Ministry of Health and Social Development, in collaboration with the Office of Gender Affairs, joined the rest of the world in observing International Human Rights Day on December 10, 2013. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - To end the “16 days of Activism against Violence” on December 10, 2013 the Ministry of Health and Social Development, through the Office of Gender Affairs, joined the rest of the world in observing International Human Rights Day.

Chairperson for the variety concert, which formed a major part of the observances in the Virgin Islands, Mrs Arliene T. Penn spoke of the significance of the day and called for more voices to be added to redirect the actions of youth involved in violence.

“It is very important for us to bring awareness to our community that too many of our young people are turning to violence and we need to speak out more against it,” appealed Mrs Penn.

The day’s observances featured a march from the frontage of the Governor’s House to the Noel Lloyd Positive Action Movement Park where balloons were released in remembrance of persons who lost their lives to violence throughout the territory.

‘Fallen Angels of Violence’ from 1999 – 2013 in the VI included two females; Ms. Zabrina O’Neal and Mrs. Donna Baronville and twenty five males; Jason Bally, Eaon Watkins, Dion Woods, Jemeel Grennacve, Lovel Parker, Aaron ‘Sonny’ Erickson, Winston Olivierre, Triston ‘Industrious’ Todman, Kendoy Penn, Anderson ‘Tommy’ Thomas, Akimo Williams, Edward ‘Wardo’ Brewley, Munroe Thomas, Roland Willock, Edread ‘Beef’ Stoutt, Ashley Turnbull

Glenroy ‘Glenny’ Industrious, Kareme Sabastian, Jeremy ‘Watts’ Whattley, Daren ‘Tiger’ Hodge, Keri ‘Hank’ Harrigan, Felix ‘Freddy’ Colon, Cardinal ‘Wolf’ Fahie, Kawanna Todd-Rhymer and Melbourne ‘Trouble’ Francis.

The march featured a mixture of persons from schools and organizations and various government arms. Along the route they chanted “Stop the violence, stop the hate, no more violence no more hate.” While there were no senior government officials joining the cause by marching, staff of the Social Development Department were on spot.

At the short concert, which was interrupted by a sudden downpour, Gender Affairs Coordinator Ms Lorolie Connor briefly challenged everyone to join the cause against violence of any form.

5 Responses to “Too many youth turning to violence – Arliene T. Penn”

  • civil servant (12/12/2013, 14:22) Like (2) Dislike (3) Reply
    Girl I hope you aint hetting like mw jumping in front the camera
  • facts man (12/12/2013, 15:10) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    enough marches and photo taken we need to see the government polices to address this
  • Slimshadee (12/12/2013, 15:54) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    R I P to all the victimsl but Melissa Spence was not mention she was found a lambert beach.
  • george (12/12/2013, 16:00) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    this is a serious issues good words Ms. Penn
  • stop the violence stop the hate (14/12/2013, 09:35) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    we as a community need to stop the violence .Violence is about power and control NO one should have the rights to control another person they wouldn't want anyone to control them


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