A 16 year old girl from Trelawny was taken into police custody after a foetus was found by residents in a pit toilet in the yard.
Residents, who described the teenager as being heavily pregnant, went looking for her when they noticed she was not around. A search revealed a black plastic bag with human remains in the latrine.
I 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
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.
Read more: http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/83-y-o-woman-chopped-to-death–Downtown—suspect-held_14380283#ixzz2UrwBl8k5
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