Government has expressed concern over a disturbing report of a minor girl being savagely raped by a group of adult men.
The shocking report has prompted key agencies to take immediate action on the matter.
While the details of the incident are unknown, there are strict laws that prevent the identity of minor victims from being revealed in accordance with the Childcare and Protection Act, 2003, 27 (2) (a) and (b).
The identities of the accused are also protected until there is a conviction. Attorney General Steadroy Benjamin informed Cabinet of the matter during their weekly meeting on Wednesday.
He also revealed that the minor is now pregnant as a result of the attack. Cabinet Spokesman Melford Nicholas confirmed yesterday an investigation is underway, involving officials from the Ministries of Social Transformation, Sports, Health, along with other government agencies and law enforcement.
Labelling it an “insidious development”, Nicholas stated many appear oblivious to the Child Protection Act and appealed for officials to launch a public campaign aimed at educating citizens and residents on the laws regarding children, and the consequences for those who act in a manner contrary to them. At the same time, the Cabinet spokesman reminded that it is incumbent on all of society to play a role in nurturing children.
“The responsibility of raising our children is not the sole responsibility of the parents, but we have a number of other agencies including the churches, including the ministry with responsibility for social transformation, teachers and the wider society in general.
“And so, we have certainly asked the Ministry of Social Transformation to lead the conversation going forward about the mass sensitization of the society, and I would even go as far as to say the conscientisation of the society, in terms of what needs to happen not only in terms of the lawful protection, but what the society can do as a whole in raising these children,” Minister Nicholas posited. (POINTE XPRESS)
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GASH DEM AND LIGHT DEM !!
Antigua laws allow a Minister of Government to legally have sex with a 16 year old girl who is still a child. .I guess that’s not savage if it’s legal.
What damn “Minister of Government legally have sex with a 16 year girl who is still a child”??? What the hell is this??? Who that be???
@ Sekunda X I in no way meant to imply that a Minister had sex with a 16 year old.
I was In a hurry to log onto a meeting .
The laws allow for even the same Ministers or any adult male who are upset of this tragedy to the young girl to have sex 16 year old girls.
I was made aware couple of years ago that the age of consent in Antigua is 16 I actually thought it was 18
We truly have to change the age of consent with a adult because at 16 she is still a child.
After looking at it again I would’ve ask the same question as you.
Again sorry for the misunderstanding. Blessings
When those stupid ass pedophiles are finally arrested, tried, and found guilty…noting less than the death penalty would be righteous judgement. A public hanging would likely hae the support of most citixens. IF they are giving life in prison instead, then they would all be casterated and their tiny penis need to be decapitaded. These damn pedophiles nd child rapists need to know there is no place for them in Antigua and Barbuda. Exile in Redonda for life is another alternative, but if t ster, past or present or future should take note. Who the hell raise these animals anyway? NO EXCUSES. The ancestors are watching and the spirit world is displeased (to say the least). Judgement gonna fall, one way or the other.
Are you afraid of black MAGIC?
I 100% agree with Sekunda x. Death penalty for these rapist.
Smh missing out. You coulda have pickney now but you rather sit and rotate on the stripper pole. Enjoy riding your pole
Such brash and uncouth comments towards a minor??? You are really sick in ya head!!!
Castration. This is the only solution when dealing with rapists, especially when minors are involved. smh
CASTRATION and penis DECAPATION. The whole “head” of the penis needs to be removed. This should apply to ALL rapists and “convicted child molesters”. No exceptions.
“While the details of the incident are unknown” Carnival in March, Jumping to conclusion!
“The responsibility of raising our children is not the sole responsibility of the parents”? What utter poppycock! When the ALP lead with this drivel, you know foreigners involved.
U would be surprised to know the gang of men are ALL BORN AND RISED ANTIGUANS!!!!
To be honest let the police do their investigation then we all can lament. Cuz it have some young girl who are in deed looking money or their mother told them what to do. I can tell you as a witness. Especially them Jamaicans. Sorry to pin put but they are famous on that. I use to have a friend who was like that who wanted me to lie for her i told her straight up i am not into that. Then she used another friend to get what she want. Where did it end up? Its not good to lie your way out just to get money. But them Jamaicans they not easy at all. They come to kill steal and destroy.
And some nasty assed men (not just Jamaicans) rape little girls. They are evil.
Regardless of what the case might be, having sex with a minor is still a crime and disgusting. All adults should know that.
When you give voice to the black MAGIC of our country you curse the place.
Pick sense from nonsense
What you got to be afraid of, Jack? Spiritual powers are already at work. Does that trouble you for some reason? Hmm. It’s not MAGIC. It’s called JUSTICE.
Heard she is not just a minor , like a 15 year old but 10 jack. Poor child. T
Is it true that our biggest and friend of world boss is Antigua biggest young girls abuser.
Bit there are a lot of underage teenage girls in Antigua who are having babies. I know of a 15year old who had a baby a few months ago and up till now no one knows who the father is. Every one that statutory raped her said don’t call their names. It was brought to the attention of both police and child services and nothing is being done. When the child was born they only do perturnity test of one big man that was in a video having sex with her and they did not even arrested him. A whole lot of children are being sexually abused in this country and people lable the little girls as bad.
Some of them are not been abused. Some of them just little and love man. You see them a go man yard in them uniform. Sometimes them nah even go scool. Them put on them uniform gwarn like them a go school and go man yard. I have seen it all the time. I dont feel sorry for some a them. Cuz they fall right in their mothers footstep. Sometimes is money.
This incident, as horrific, gruesome and despicable as it is, it’s giving off a #vibe of GANG/ORDER Initiation similar to #HAZING which many orders use during their INDUCTIONS.
It doesn’t smell like a first time occurrence!
Lemme see IF I UNDERSTAND THIS DEBACKLE…..
A YOUNG GIRL WAS GANGED RAPED..
WAS THE RAPE IMMEDIATELY REPORTED
IS IT NOW BCOS SHES PREGNANT WE ARE NOW HEARING ABOUT THIS “GANG RAPE….
WAS STABS TAKEN AT HOSPITAL
WHY WASNT SHE GIVEN A PLAN B KIT IMMEDIATELY.
HOW LONG DID THIS RAPE GO UNREPORTED…
If I WAS HER FATHER …..ALL TNOSE YOUNG MEN WOULD BE 6ft…
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