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THE BOTTOM – How do you deal on a small island with alcohol, drugs and domestic violence where everyone knows each other. More awareness is needed, acknowledges governor Jonathan Johnson.

“Social control has changed over the years in Saba, being a part of the broader world, with social media and such people are more focused inward than looking after each other.”

Also the social benefits are low, there are housing problems that prevents victims of domestic violence step out of their situation, says social worker Marva Simmons.

by Tim van Dijk