Friday, February 20, 2009

A Call to End the Death Penalty in Dominica

In the recent past, Dominica has seen an alarming acceleration in the murder rate. During 2008, eight murders were reported up from 3 in 2007, and so far in 2009, 3 Dominicans have been brutally murdered.

In 2008, 23 people were murdered in St. Kitts (Population 46 000); 45 persons were murdered in St. Lucia and over a thousand each in Trinidad and Jamaica. While the number of people murdered in Dominica are small compared to the rest of the region, the trend is no less alarming.Continue

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