Dad charged with sexual abuse of his little girls

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A Kingston man who is accused of sexually assaulting his two six-year-old daughters was remanded for trial in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on May 24.The 36-year-old resident of a Kingston community is charged with 12 counts each of indecent assault and grievous sexual assault.The date for the trial was scheduled yesterday when the accused appeared in court before Parish Judge Broderick Smith with his attorney Leon Palmer.

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Dad charged with sexual abuse of his little girls

Observer on April 17th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

A Kingston man who is accused of sexually assaulting his two six-year-old daughters was remanded for trial in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on May 24.The 36-year-old resident of a Kingston community is charged with 12 counts each of indecent assault and grievous sexual assault.The date for the trial was scheduled yesterday when the accused appeared in court before Parish Judge Broderick Smith with his attorney Leon Palmer.

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PM promises more ZOSOs as House approves extensions

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PRIME Minister Andrew Holness informed Parliament yesterday that the Government will be implementing more Zones of Special Operations (ZOSOs) shortly.Holness made the announcement as he piloted resolutions extending the current ZOSOs in Denham Town, downtown Kingston; and Mount Salem, St James, for a further 60 days.

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PM promises more ZOSOs as House approves extensions

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PRIME Minister Andrew Holness informed Parliament yesterday that the Government will be implementing more Zones of Special Operations (ZOSOs) shortly.Holness made the announcement as he piloted resolutions extending the current ZOSOs in Denham Town, downtown Kingston; and Mount Salem, St James, for a further 60 days.

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Opposition wants Gov’t to account for borrowed NIDS funds

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LEADER of the Parliamentary Opposition and president of the People’s National Party (PNP), Dr Peter Phillips is calling on the Government to immediately account for the $9 billion (US$68 million) borrowed from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) for the implementation of the National Identification Registration System (NIDS).

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Opposition wants Gov’t to account for borrowed NIDS funds

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LEADER of the Parliamentary Opposition and president of the People’s National Party (PNP), Dr Peter Phillips is calling on the Government to immediately account for the $9 billion (US$68 million) borrowed from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) for the implementation of the National Identification Registration System (NIDS).

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JFJ wants widespread consultation on new national ID system

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HUMAN rights lobby group Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) is calling for widespread consultations to be held for the redrafting of the National Identification System (NIDS) Bill, which was struck down by the Constitutional Court last Friday.JFJ said neither the Government nor the Opposition should interpret the ruling as a victory or a loss, but rather as an opportunity for the Government to redraft the legislation to comply with the constitution.

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Winning JC robotics team first to access new Digicel roaming plans

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Eleven Jamaica College (JC) students who were ranked best at building their own robot are now in the USA gearing up to compete against their peers from across the world.JC won the local leg of the inaugural FIRST Tech Challenge National Robotics Championships in March after emerging ahead of other top high schools.

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Johnson Smith urges priority for regional issues in

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MINISTER of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Senator Kamina Johnson Smith says Jamaica expects that the interests of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries will be prioritised in the ACP/EU successor agreement currently being discussed.

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JFJ wants widespread consultation on new national ID system

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HUMAN rights lobby group Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) is calling for widespread consultations to be held for the redrafting of the National Identification System (NIDS) Bill, which was struck down by the Constitutional Court last Friday.JFJ said neither the Government nor the Opposition should interpret the ruling as a victory or a loss, but rather as an opportunity for the Government to redraft the legislation to comply with the constitution.

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