The Young Women’s Christian Association‘s Training Centre on Deacons Main Road has again been the recipient of vandalism and criminal acts. The second incident in one week occurred overnight when someone forced open the louvers of one of the buildings located at the Deacons Road headquarters. Last weekend, there was also an attempt to enter the building via a door but the perpetrator was unsuccessful.

A damaged door

Over the past months, the YWCA has been the victim of various incidents where person(s) repeatedly tried to enter one of its buildings.

In May 2010, the YWCA was forced to purchase a refrigerator after the door was broken off during a burglary. Other losses were incurred during that incident including loss of stock for the Breakfast Club.

President Paige Bryan, expressed concern as these acts of vandalism and attempted break-ins have become increasingly prevalent in our society. Ms. Bryan stated that the YWCA, a victim of these actions, now has to spend monies it cannot afford at this time, in order to repair the damaged property.

Board Member Gina Millington points to the area where a utility box was removed and the louvers forced open

She added that the Board now has to look at improving security of the property, including repairing the fence and installing gates in order to alleviate such acts and any assistance from Corporate Barbados is welcomed.

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