One of the directors of the Social Justice and Peace Committee has pointed out that the lack of fathers in families has contributed to the high level of criminal activities in Dominica.
Father Franklyn Cuffy, who was speaking on the heels of a recent shooting incident in Grand Bay that killed two young men, said many homes consist of only mothers and that is having a negative effect on the lives of children.
Cuffy further stated that Dominica recorded the highest number of murders it has ever seen in years.
“We have a serious breakdown in the family structure and we need to deal with that. I see too that in many families, the father is absent and that’s a big problem. Thank God for the mothers who stick around and raise their children but fathers are essential too. They need to be there to help mould the children,” he said.