An orphan’s tale of repeated sexual abuse

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Orphaned at the age of three, sexually abused by her grandfather until she was 10, a teen mom by 15, homeless at 16, Shaneille Hall has endured more than most people.

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Accused in $400-m fraud case worth $255 million, says expert

Observer on November 20th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

THE financial net worth of Sanjay Elliott, the main accused in the Manchester Municipal Corporation $400-million fraud case, has been estimated by an expert witness in finance to be in the region of $255 million at the time of his arrest in 2016.

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Witness adamant he knew Tesha Miller for many years

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DEFENCE attorney Bert Samuels submitted to the state witness in the ongoing trial against Tesha Miller yesterday that he met his client for the first time last week.

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Azan Jr thanks staff, customers as MegaMart marks 20 years

Observer on November 20th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

MegaMart Wholesale Club on Monday celebrated its 20th anniversary with an impressive awards banquet at AC Kingston Hotel in New Kingston during which 68 members of staff were honoured for long service.

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Lauriston murders: Judge to rule on no-case submission today

Observer on November 20th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

Supreme Court Judge Justice Vivene Harris is to this morning make a judgement which will determine whether former assistant teacher Sanja Ducally, who is accused of the 2011 killing and beheading of 18-year-old Joeith Lynch, also known as Crystal, and her mother Charmaine Rattray in Lauriston, St Catherine, has a case to answer in the ongoing trial.

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Farm Roads Rehab Programme controversy

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Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) Chairman Nigel Myrie yesterday dismissed as “untrue” and “absurd”, a claim by Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips that funds allocated for the Farm Rehabilitation Programme were being mismanaged.

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PAIN & FEAR

Observer on November 20th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

“A lot of children in Jamaica are dealing with a lot of pain.”Those were the words of 10-year-old Keino King, who yesterday, along with seven-year-old Ngozi Wright, her twin brother Tafari, and 18-year-old Shaneille Hall, addressed the nation’s Parliament in an unprecedented session on violence against children, ahead of today’s observation of the 30th anniversary of the United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).

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Sagicor Foundation funds upgrades at Best Care Special Education School

Observer on November 20th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

Students at Best Care Special Education School in St Andrew are now the beneficiaries of an improved learning environment, following the completion of renovation work done with funding from Sagicor Foundation.The school, which serves children with developmental and learning disabilities, is operated by Best Care Foundation, a past beneficiary of Sagicor Sigma Corporate Run.

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MPs’ call for more pay gets public sympathy

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A number of Jamaicans surveyed in the capital city yesterday have given conditional agreement to the call by some Members of Parliament (MPs) that they deserve more pay.

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JTA: Don’t allow new teachers to wait four months for first pay cheque

Observer on November 20th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

MONTEGO BAY, St James – President of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) Owen Speid has called on Government to ensure that new teachers entering the classroom in public schools do not wait for a protracted period of time before they start receiving their salaries.

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