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Lisa-Hanna-OptimizedI know that all Jamaicans must be very disturbed by the recent killings and rapes of our young children. Many Jamaicans have been made aware media coverage has made it a duty to inform all Jamaicans of these brutal acts. However, I have yet to see a proper response from our female prime minister. It is very clear to me that Mrs. Miller has shunned the distress of our nation. She has made it clear by her actions that being the first female prime minister is more important than being a mother to our children. As Jamaicans we must call for action, we must shout loud enough in order to awaken our Prime Minister from her beauty sleep. There is nothing beautiful about the murder of children. We do not want to hear from Minister Hannah we want to hear from our female Prime Minister. We as a community cannot watch our children die because our Prime Minister refuse to watch over our children

Look out for children in your communities, Hanna urges nation

Thursday, May 30, 2013 | 4:23 PM

KINGSTON, Jamaica- Minister of Youth and Culture, Lisa Hanna has expressed outrage at the recent beheading of four-year-old Natasha Brown, in Duanvale, Trelawny and is urging members of communities and Jamaicans at large to take seriously their responsibility for the care and protection of children in their communities and the nation in general.

The minister said that the instances of children going missing or being the subject of violence often leading to death are too prevalent.


In condemning the latest brutal murder Hanna said that words of condemnation “cannot ease the pain and unspeakable grief the child’s parents are experiencing at this time.”

She said the recent decisions by Cabinet are timely and will lead to an improved collaboration between the Youth and Health ministries in tackling the problems facing children.

Expansion of community mental health and counselling services is urgently required as part of a concerted campaign to assist persons to deal with domestic conflicts, other interpersonal disagreements and psychological issues, Hanna said.

She added that too often children suffer as a result of the social and relationship problems among adults.

“It is sad that our youth and our children have to face such horrendous realities based on domestic tensions,” she said.

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83-y-o woman chopped to death ‘Downtown’; suspect held

Kimmo Matthews

Friday, May 31, 2013

EIGHTY-three-year-old newspaper vendor Sylvia Sewell was yesterday chopped to death by a man at the intersection of Orange and Beckford streets, downtown Kingston, from where she operated for many years.

An alleged eyewitness told the Jamaica Observer that the incident happened about 7:30 am and sent other traumatised witnesses scampering in fear. The alleged attacker has since been taken into police custody

Onlookers view the body of 83-year-old Sylvia Smellie, who was chopped to death by a man in downtown Kingston, yesterday. (PHOTO: BRYAN CUMMINGS)


“In all my life I never see anything so cruel. The woman was tending to her business when this man come there and a talk to her, then all of a sudden me hear she say ‘mi nuh have it’,” said witness, who vends in the area.

The man said what would follow next left him rooted to the spot in fear.

“The woman start walking away from him (the attacker) and him just start chop her from back way enuh!” he said.

“All when the woman drop the man go over her and a still a chop her,” said the obviously shaken man.

The incident sent the area into a renzy as people scampered about, bringing traffic in the busy commercial hub to an abrupt halt.

Yesterday, a large crowd gathered to view Sewell’s body sprawled in the middle of the road, its head partially severed.

Among the onlookers was Lorna Smellie, a friend of the slain Hannah Town woman, who wept openly.

“How can somebody look at an 80-odd-year-old woman and do her like that?” Smellie asked as she cried.

A policeman, who was standing nearby, attempted to console the woman but he, too, appeared to be overcome with emotions and used his hat to cover his face.

Meanwhile, the alleged attacker was beaten and chopped several times, before he was rescued by the police. He is now admitted to hospital under police guard.

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Confirmed: An Ananda alert has been issued for 16-y-o Amelia Green of Fleet Street, Kingston C.S.O, who has been missing since Wednesday, May 29. She is of brown complexion, medium build and about 150 cm (4 feet 11 inches) tall. Amelia was last seen at home about 8:10 a.m., wearing white blouse, light blue skirt and black shoes.

Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Amelia Green is been asked to contact the Kingston Central Police at 922-0308, Police 119 emergency number or the nearest Police Station.



Mom loses four limbs after black-market buttocks injection turns out to be bathroom sealant

Last Updated: 5:41 PM, May 30, 2013

A MUM of two told last night how her quest for a bigger bottom left her a quadruple amputee – and 24 hours from death.

Apryl Michelle Brown had black-market silicone injections which turned out to be bathroom sealant.

It left her in agony and led to her losing her hands and feet, as well as her buttocks.

The 46-year-old former hairdresser blames “vanity” and wants to warn others of the terrible dangers of such illegal treatments.

Apryl said: “I’ve paid a terrible price for vanity and I’ll pay for the rest of my life. But I blame no one but myself.

“I want to share my story to warn others about these so-called ‘quick fix’ surgeries.




A deaf and dumb commuter bus driver has been arrested at Apongbon area of Lagos, Southwest Nigeria for driving on BRT lane.

Officials of the Lagos State Taskforce on Environmental and Special Offences (Enforcement) Unit arrested the 33-year old driver, Sunday Ogunola on Monday with passengers in his bus who were unaware that he was deaf and dumb. The driver is also married to a deaf and dumb woman and has two kids and is also pregnant.At the time of his arrest, Ogunola was driving a Volkswagen faragon bus painted in the state’s colour, with registration XW 724 EKY. The culprit has been driving since 1999 and has no valid driver’s licence.On questioning, he said he normally plies the Ajah-Lekki-CMS-Eko Hotel route and that he had once been arrested on BRT lane in the past and was let off the hook after he pleaded.Taskforce Chairman, Bayo Sulaiman said he was shocked that the driver could not hear or speak when asked questions, saying that he constituted serious danger to life and safety of passengers.

He lamented that despite his predicament, he drove on the BRT lane, which was why he was arrested initially, adding that he has been driving for a long time.” “When we asked him questions, he could reply us.He cannot even hear or speak but he can write. We don’t expect him to be driving other people.

He cannot even come up with a valid driver’s licence.”He is liable for his action. He was arrested with passengers in his bus on BRT lane.We are going to look for the owner of the vehicle and charge him to court. We are holding him back here so that we can get the owner of the bus,” Sulaiman said.
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