When this media house caught up with him after the prayer walk and rally held in his home village St Paul’s, Dr. Douglas said that it’s time for the continued violence to come to an end.
“Just as we have echoed a moment ago ‘Oh God, Stop it’ is my cry and plea to the young people of St Kitts and Nevis.” uttered Douglas
In addition to his plea, Douglas said he believes that there is a need for the people of the federation to get back to believing and living up to the popular African Proverb—It takes a village or community to raise a child.
He said “I want this in particular to speak to every unit in the community. I want it to speak to the young men and the young women, those who are young parents and also the older parents.”
Douglas reiterated that everyone should play a part, as he also called on the siblings, the church and government institutions including the schools, security forces and social services to become more involved in the lives of the young people.
“For those who are from the social services, they must never fail in their responsibility to identify and unearth social ills that they know eventually can lead to this unsettled continuous wave of violence and homicides that we are seeing in our country.” charged Douglas
To the young people he said, “It makes no sense for us to be destroying each other in the way that we are seeing.”
About a week ago Douglas made a similar plea on the Issue’s program on Freedom FM radio station.