In this, the final edition of our first season of Over the Hump, we reflected on the impact the Covid-19 lockdown has had on relationships.

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From couples, to families to employers and employees, we’ve all had to adapt our way of dealing. For many, it was the first time so much time has been spent with families. In some cases, closer bonds have been forged but for others, any strains or fissures in the relationships have been made worse – sometimes with negative consequences.

For employers, moving away from a “culture of presence” has meant giving more autonomy to staff and developing a more trust-based way of operating.

Our guests were UWI lecturer/psychotherapist Tracie Rogers and psychologist Gregory Isaacs as well as sex coach Onika Henry.

With a view on the increase in domestic violence during this time, we spoke with Sabrina Mowlah-Baksh from the Coalition Against Domestic Violence and head of the T&T Police Service Gender Based Violence Unit Supt Claire Guy-Alleyne.

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4 comments

Peole need to find themselves..the lock down forced many to have to reconnect with themselves away from the distractions of bars and gyms and limes

The police system is dysfunctional and insensitive to civil issues how can reporting work with no protecting or redress?

Plus there should be more focus on prevention inclusive of actual physical homes for both men and women…not just talk.

And since 1990 they training police to be more sensitive what we need is legislation and strict guidelines f to promote better behavior on police.

Thanks for your comments. When we revisit the issue of domestic violence, we will certainly be checking in with police. But it should be noted that the Coalition Against Domestic Violence rep who was on today said the changes made by the police in recent months have been very good, so we will wait and see.