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Sex-offender registry long overdue

Published:Wednesday | March 11, 2015 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

The world, developed and developing alike, celebrated International Woman's Day on Sunday. This festival of freedom was no doubt diminished as it was cast somewhat in the shadow of death that has robbed us of our children of their lives.

These must surely be the straw that breaks the camel's back. After all, how many more of these crimes are we going to allow as a nation? How many young girls must be robbed of the chance of one day celebrating International Woman's Day?

Coordinated action - not tears, not talk - must now hold sway in our land. One way in which the process of taking action can begin is by crafting and enabling of a sex-offender registry. This is long overdue. This database will go a far way in ensuring that our children are a little bit safer in their own country.

NOEL FORBES

MATHERSON

noelmatherson@gmail.com