Silent Witness March scheduled for Thursday

    The 18th Annual Silent Witness March, which is held each year to honor and remember victims of domestic violence and bullying, takes place on Thursday, Oct. 18.

    This year’s march begins at 5:30 p.m. from the Glass House, the old Government Administration Building.

    Participants will walk in silence to the parking lot of the Law Courts Building in downtown George Town, where a ceremony will be held.

    The annual march has a simple message this year: “Love shouldn’t hurt.”

    In its earlier years, the march focused mostly on women and children who had suffered from domestic violence, but since 2016, organizers have also been highlighting the impact of bullying on victims.

    The first march against domestic violence on island was in 1999, when participants silently carried life-sized silhouettes to remember the victims of violence who had no voice of their own.

    No roads will be closed during the procession, police said. However, Royal Cayman Islands Police Service officers will be on the route to provide traffic control. Motorists traveling in these areas on Thursday evening are advised to exercise caution.

    The march is organized by the Business and Professional Women’s Club. For more information, email Paola Juarez at [email protected]