Beverely Boothe, SDC Parish Manager for Manchester and Donovan Mitchell, Chairman of the Manchester Municipal Corporation
In light of several recent cases of domestic disputes which turned deadly in Manchester, Donovan Mitchell, Chairman of the Manchester Municipal Corporation, is seeking a meeting with representatives of the Ministry of National Security to allocate funds for intervention programmes.
Beverely Boothe, SDC Parish Manager for Manchester, revealed at last week's meeting of the Municipal Corporation that no money has been allocated to the Social Development Commission (SDC) to facilitate intervention programmes as the parish did not fall within those in need of such funding.
In response, Mr. Mitchell lamented that the parish could not afford to wait until the situation reaches boiling point before intervening.
"So we may have to have some additional meetings or inquiries from the Minister of National Security or other agencies to see what can be done because the police know some of these areas that have the tendency to become violent," he argued.
In the latest incident of deadly domestic violence in the parish, 51 year-old Miriam Jackson was last week charged with murder following the fatal stabbing of her common-law husband earlier this month.