My Say

My Say

Domestic violence and violence against women is a difficult subject to discuss but it’s something I really want to touch on this week. There has been so much air given to these issues of late, politically and in the media. It’s encouraging to see that steps are being taken to make such a devastating and sometimes crippling personal crisis less of a taboo. On the island I grew up on, domestic violence was somewhat common and often, alcohol fuel. We had ‘canteen day’ which was basically the days the pub was open. Beer would be sold at exorbitant prices and once or twice a week, everyone would drink. It was part of the weekly routine. It’s scenarios like this that have led to dry communities. Having alcohol available, no matter where it is, seemed to just lead to problems. Not that alcohol is always the root cause. If we knew… View Article

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