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Absentee fathers blamed for high crime
Absentee fathers were branded as contributors to the growing crime rate. This observation came from Stacy Roopnarine, MP for Oropouche West and Minister in the Ministry of Works and Infrastructure. She was distributing gift items to fathers in her constituency, in celebration of Father’s Day over the weekend. Speaking with the media during the exercise, Roopnarine said: “Fathers play a vital role in the country, in particular in shaping the lives of their children from an early age and keeping them on the right path.”
She said fathers must fulfil their duty by becoming the leading positive role model in the lives of their children. She said if fathers conducted themselves as decent citizens and took an active role in ensuring their children were brought up with sound values, the country would stand to benefit in the long run. Roopnarine commended those fathers who worked hard to make ends meet and who have stood by their children’s side in being a provider, both financially and emotionally. Roopnarine was accompanied by Premchand Sookoo, chairman of the Penal/Debe Regional Corporation, when she visited fathers in the constituency who were in need of assistance.
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