Nevis March Against Violence
Chantelica ‘Channy’ Thompson
Nevis, November 12, 2010 – The Nevis Social Development department has appealed to people of all walks of life, ages and backgrounds to enlist for a march dubbed “March Against Violence of all Forms” scheduled to be held today Friday at 1.00 p.m.
According to the Coordinator of the march, Halima Gresham, who is the Nevis Social Development Family Services Supervisor/Counselor, the march will commence at Pond Hill and end at the Memorial Square, Charlestown. According to Ms Gresham, the match will create awareness against Child Abuse, Rape, Physical Abuse, Incest, Domestic Violence, Murder, Sexual Abuse, Verbal Abuse, Alcohol Abuse, Drug Abuse, Bullying, Emotional Abuse, Weapon Violence and Gang Violence.
The march comes at the helm of the murder of 19-year-old Chantelia ‘Channy’ Thompson who was allegedly murdered by her boyfriend Delvin Wilkinson from Lodge Village, St. Kitts. Wilkinson has since been charged and remanded.
Detective Inspector Mitchell also confirmed that a Forensic Pathologist from Barbados, Stephen Jones, carried out an autopsy which revealed that Thompson had died as a result of hemorrhage and shock caused by stab wounds in the chest and head
Thompson,originally resident in Brown Hill Village, Nevis, was found sometime after 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday November 2,2010 in her Pond Hill Village residence lying in a pool of blood with what appeared to a stab wound to the body. She was later pronounced dead by District Medical Officer Dr. Chandy Jacobs.
The Brownhill Communications Limited employee was at the time of her death sharing the home with her boyfriend, Delvin Wilkinson, their one-year-old daughter and her younger sister, who is a student at the Charlestown Secondary School.
Thompson’s murder is Nevis’ fifth homicide victim while it is the Federation’s 21st for the year.