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‘Boots’ goes on the offensive

Anthony Martinez is the Minister of Human Development, Social Transformation and Poverty Alleviation. He began his budget presentation by speaking out against the recent spike of crimes against women and children. This issue, he says, is not one that can be solved by the Government, much less by a single Ministry. Martinez says that this increasing problem needs a unified strategy for it to be effectively dealt with. According to Martinez, last year the Department of Human Services responded to 1459 new cases of child abuse and neglect. The Women Department is not involved in 700 new cases of domestic violence, including the ongoing cases from previous years. After Martinez shared these figures, he launched an attack against his rival in Port Loyola.