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BCC: Public Must Push Back on Domestic Violence

President of The Bahamas Christian Council Bishop Delton Fernander says now is the time for Bahamians to push back against domestic violence.

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NASSAU, BAHAMAS – President of The Bahamas Christian Council Bishop Delton Fernander says now is the time for Bahamians to push back against a rising tide of domestic violence.

He added the church will do what it can, but it will take a team effort to help prevent what he called horrific acts of violence.

Jasmin Brown reports.



The BCC President did not hold back as he insisted recent horrific events show there is something amiss in the country.

Fernander says more needs to be done to tackle the issue and to make it happen the Christian Council plans on partnering with other agencies.

His comments came after the shocking attack on a mother holding her child on Key West Street earlier this week.

On Monday, police said a man who was involved in a domestic dispute with a woman on Key West Street ran her over with his car.

CCTV footage of the graphic incident was circulated on WhatsApp on Tuesday and sparked outrage.

Incidents of domestic abuse have, in the last two weeks, been brought to the spotlight following the death of a four-year-old girl.

An autopsy lists the cause of death as blunt force trauma. The girl’s mother and her boyfriend were charged.

Fernander says they plan on hitting the ground running and are partnering with the Rotary Club next week.

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