Elderly abuse underreported

Cephus Sealey

There is growing concern about the high incidence of sexual abuse of the elderly in Barbados.

According to Chairman of the National Assistance Board Cephus Sealey, the problem remains largely hidden and underreported.

Speaking at a service held yesterday at the Brittons Hill Wesleyann Holiness Church to mark World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, Sealey said it was time for authorities to pass legislation to tackle the problem.

“Some grannies refuse to eat, get up, pray for their death, commit suicide after years of abuse through drug overdose directly or mixing drugs; increasing their intake of medication due to abject social alienation; pretend being ill to secure more medication, deliberately falling and experiencing serious physical injury which goes unreported. Some even cross busy streets where the possibility of being struck is high,” he said.



3 Responses to Elderly abuse underreported

  1. Cheryl A Rollins
    Cheryl A Rollins June 16, 2014 at 7:53 am

    This is ridiculous and who is guilty should go before the law courts. How dare you abuse the people who built this great nation? Lock them up and throw away the key.

  2. James Franks June 16, 2014 at 8:04 am

    Sounds quite disgusting if true.
    Where is the evidence ??

  3. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce June 16, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    Evil unclean Morons. The dirty perverts need both hands and feet cutting off, then put them at the highest point of Barbados roll them clean off the island.


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