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, the many benefits of the new office established in the Region Eight (Potaro/Siparuni) on Wednesday last, the floor was open for questions and suggestions by residents. These were directed to Minister Priya Manickchand.It has long been suspected that in the mining town of Mahdia and its surrounding communities that there were ‘ladies of the night’,Wholesale Jerseys
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, there was no question that they do frequent the night spots at Mahdia and would be seen entering some of the camps with porkknockers and others to ply their trade.Minister of Human Services and Social Security Priya Manickchand addresses the residentsThe residents believe that many of the girls who prostitute themselves were brought to Mahdia? by people who frequent the community.Minister Manickchand heard that Mahdia is not the only place where the child prostitutes operate. There are those that would be taken to areas referred to as the backdam to ply their trade.Moutainfoot and Konawaruk were just two such places mentioned.A 15-year-old girl said, that she had initially been taken into the locale knowing that she was going to prostitute, but she only managed to “pick a fare” once, because she contracted malaria and had to be transported out.She said she was paid two-penny weights of gold by a porknocker for her service.One of the very first questions that was asked of Minister Manickchand was,China Jerseys Free Shipping
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, the Minister pointed out was a situation where a person could very well be charged even if for negligence for allowing a child to be in harm’s way.Some of the older women in the locale had pointed out that the girls have been spoken to on numerous occasions by many, but to no avail.“We have to educate the residents so that they can make informed choices…we have to educate them to the point that they accept that there is a commitment that you look after your child.”Manickchand noted, that communities who have persons such as miners who are away from their fixed place of abode, “you can easily find that you have more entertainment that might be unwholesome.”She noted that it has to be a willingness from the communities to change.The Minister added, that she was in no way unrealistically optimistic that there will be immediate change, but with the intervention made, persons will be better able to deal with the positive change.