Monday 17 February, 2020

Let's Talk: What's behind the violence against women?

Combination of photos showing Shantell Whyte and Nevia Sinclair, two of the victims of alleged domestic disputes over the last several weeks.

Combination of photos showing Shantell Whyte and Nevia Sinclair, two of the victims of alleged domestic disputes over the last several weeks.

The trend of murders of women by their spouses in Jamaica has triggered widespread concerns.

At least three women have died violently, allegedly at the hands of their male lovers, over the last several weeks. Two of those incidents occurred last Sunday in St Elizabeth and St Catherine, while the other took place in Manchester on New Year's Eve. 

In all three reported incidents, the alleged perpetrators were allegedly enraged by jealousy or the end of the relationship by the women.

Loop News sought to get some professional insight from psychologist Dr Leahcim Semaj on what are the reasons behind these actions by men and the telltale signs for women. Our news team also took to the streets of Half-Way Tree, St Andrew to get views from members of the public. Watch the video below.

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