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As she spoke about the ongoing
slaughter and abuse of the nation s
children, Prime Minister Kamla Per-
sad-Bissessar has said that instead
of blaming the Government and
police, people should blame them-
selves for the ongoing abuse of chil-
She was speaking during the
UNC s annual dinner held at Rienzi
Complex, Couva, on Saturday night
where she announced to the audience
that Minister of State in the Ministry
of the Environment and Water
Resources Ramona Ramdial was
pregnant and "would have a new
UNC baby very soon."
Despite the happy news, Per-
sad-Bissessar did not mince her
words about the ongoing abuse of
"You say blame the police, blame
the Government but first blame your-
self. Blame yourself because every
single one of you must also be your
neighbour s keeper. Don t say you
macoing, it is every single person s
responsibility to protect our children,"
she said to thunderous applause.
She urged supporters to always be
vigilant, saying there should be no
excuse for not reporting any unto-
ward cases of abuse and violence
against children. It was Persad-
Bissessar, who as minister of edu-
cation, pioneered the historic end of
corporal punishment in the nation s
Saying children must be loved and
protected, Persad-Bissessar said if
the public did not work with the
Government and police to protect
children, then abuse will continue
"If you know someone is being
abused and you are afraid to go out
there and say it, then report it anony-
mously. Sometimes there is abuse in
the home and adults are afraid to
talk so we set up a hotline. Childline
is already up. Call and report it," the
She also said she hoped to bring
back a television show called Do you
know where your child is?
PM to citizens on abuse of children:
Don't blame Govt,
The sister of murder victim Afisha
Dyer who escaped after gunmen
opened fire on them during a card
game on Saturday morning has
However, Kizzy Dyer, 20, has con-
fined herself in a bedroom and is not
speaking to anyone.
"She not saying anything. She
don t want anybody to touch she. She
in the bedroom crying," said her
mother Mahalia Cooper.
It was around 2.30 am when gun-
men walked up to the sisters, a neigh-
bour Nikeisha Elliot, 33, and other
people who were playing All Fours at
Samuel Cooper Trace, St Mary s Vil-
Mahalia said she heard that Kizzy
begged the gunmen not to shoot them
before several loud explosions rang
Afisha, 21, mother of three, died
after being shot twice in the chest.
Elliot, a mother of four, was shot
four times and remains in a stable
condition at the San Fernando General
Police have not arrested anyone,
but are following several leads.
Cooper said Kizzy returned home
sometime after 11 am, but she did not
tell anyone where she was.
She said her daughter is injured
because she is limping, but she does
not know the nature of the injury.
Although happy and relieved that
her daughter returned home safely,
Cooper is still fearful for her life.
"Last night (Saturday night) I saw
the police pass three or four times...I
ain t see them for the morning yet."
She desperately wants to speak
with Crime Watch host Ian Alleyne.
"I call two numbers for him but I
not getting him. I am prepared to talk
to him, not the police. I trust him."
Meanwhile, Elliot s mother Yvette
did not share the same fear as Cooper.
She believes her daughter was simply
in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Elliot is "coming along," but she is
not talking about the incident, the
As for the death of her friend,
Yvette said, "Well, she taking it nor-
mal. I told her to say a prayer and ask
God to pull you through it."
The police have not made any
arrests, but are following up on certain
Officers of the Homicide Bureau
and St Mary s Police Post are inves-
Survivor still in shock
after Moruga murder
SANTA DOWN SOUTH
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