The St. Vincent and the Grenadines Christian Council in collaboration with Civil Society Organisations, the Churches, and several Government agencies, will host a National Conversation on Crime and Violence this week.

The Conversation will take place tomorrow and Thursday April 18 and 19 at the Methodist Church Hall in Kingstown from 9:00 am each day.

The theme that will guide the Conversation is, “Building a Culture of Peace in Our Communities and Our Nation.”

Professor Anthony Harriott of the Institute of Criminal Justice and Security at the University of the West Indies Mona Campus, Jamaica, will deliver the keynote address while Mrs. Ingrid O’ Marde, Community Development Consultant will facilitate the two day conversation.

Prime Minister Dr. Hon Ralph E. Gonsalves and Leader of the Opposition, Dr. Hon. Godwin Friday are both scheduled to address the opening ceremony.

Participants will be drawn from Churches, Schools, Non-governmental organizations, political parties and Government agencies.

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