first_img Share 30 Views   no discussions LocalNews Government acting to address crime, PM says by: – June 7, 2011 Share Sharing is caring!center_img Tweet Share Photo credit: iss.co.zaGovernment says it’s been making tangible moves to address crime and violence.The establishment of “Chances”, a “place of safety” catering for vulnerable children, skills training programmes, and the provision of scholarships for further education are some of government’s commitments to deal with crime, said Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit as he addressed a rally against crime and violence Sunday.“We provide financial support for Operation Youth Quake and CALLS, both these organizations provide training and impact the lives and etiquette skills to young persons who have become distracted from the formal education system… we have placed counselors at a number of schools,” he said, adding that community resource centres and sporting facilities as well as the Small Business Support Unit have been developed to encourage positive activities.”Skerrit told the rally that government is discussing with churches on island to clamp down on crime. The rally followed a march by interdenominational church groups, which spanned from Pottersville Savannah to the Dame Eugenia Charles Boulevard.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img