‘Lack of Self-value Causes Many Women To Remain In Abusive Relationships’ – Deputy Superintendent of Police

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A Senior Police Officer is expressing frustration on behalf of his colleagues, with women who refuse to pursue justice against their abusive partners.

Deputy Superintendent of Police, DSP Conrad Cummings, is attached to the Hanover Police Division.

He says even when the matter gets to court, several abused women request for it to be discontinued.

DSP Cummings also sought to dismiss the notion that most women refuse to pursue such matters due to fear of their abusive partners.

He says it’s a lack of self value that causes many women to remain in abusive relationships.

Donrad Cummings, Deputy Superintendent of Police, speaking this afternoon with Nationwide News.



Stevian Simmonds is an investigative journalist with almost 3 years of experience in radio broadcasting, production and reporting. She graduated from Caribbean School of Media and Communication in 2014 and joined Nationwide News in 2016. In 2018, she produced a special report examining the working conditions of the Bussiness Process Outsourcing Industry. She worked undercover as a call center agent for a month, revealing the lack of data protection and general security infrastructure in the industry. Her report also highlighted the poor working conditions and remuneration faced by workers in the industry. In 2018, Stevian traveled to New Delhi India where she participated in the Inaugural WHO Partners Forum benefiting from critical training related to reporting on women’s and children’s health issues.


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