Toddlers at risk - Victim support body puts parents on notice as sex-abuse victims, perpetrators get younger

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The perpetrators of sexual abuse are getting younger and so, too, are the victims who, according to one expert who interfaces with them after their traumatic ordeals, are as young as two years old. Osbourne Bailey, director of the Victim Services…

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Sex education for toddlers

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With children as young as two years old being sexually abused, one counselling psychologist has recommended that sex education be taught from the preschool level so that toddlers can better identify paedophiles and notify those in authority. The…

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Editors’ Forum | Gov’t tiptoes on sex ed curriculum - Ministry fears backlash after anal, oral sex controversy

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The threat of backlash from stakeholders, including the Church and other sectors, has left Government walking on eggshells over the issue of sex education in schools, following a failed attempt to quietly introduce anal and oral sex to the…

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Legal showdown looms - Vaz moves to take legal action against PNP official over visa revocation claims

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People’s National Party (PNP) activist and former information minister, Colin Campbell, has landed in hot water and is facing the possibility of a lawsuit that could set the stage for more disclosure surrounding the recent revocation of two senior…

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Shaggy’s foundation to clear air on funds for children’s hospital tomorrow

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The Shaggy Make a Difference Foundation has pledged to donate $100 million to the Bustamante Hospital for Children following the recent disclosure that the hospital had yet to benefit from the charity concert hosted by the artiste in January 2018…

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Too close for comfort - Scores of Jamaicans seeking counselling after hearing about brutal crimes

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Traumatised by reports of brutal killings and assaults, several Jamaicans not connected to victims of these crimes have been showing up for counselling at the Victim Services Division (VSD) after experiencing severe anxiety and sleepless nights….

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Port Royal Pier problem - UWI department warns development plan a threat to historic town’s ecosystem

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The University of the West Indies Department of History and Archaeology is sounding off over the planned development of the Port Royal Pier, arguing that the fragile ecosystem is in danger. Cabinet had approved US$7.4 million for the supply,…

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Waiting in vain - Abandoned elderly spend years at infirmary with no word from next of kin

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Dorrell Steele bore a sad look on her face as she lay in a bed at the Spainsh Town Infirmary at Monk Street in the Old Capital on Friday. Steele has been in the infirmary for two years and has never been visited by a relative. She told The Sunday…

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‘It’s easier to follow than lead’ - Mental health specialist points to reasons persons join cults

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WESTERN BUREAU: At least one clinical psychologist is urging the society to do a better job of protecting the country’s most vulnerable – its children. Clinical psychologist Georgia Rose, one of the organisers behind the annual Mental Health Week…

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We are not part of cult church, say other Yahweh followers

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WESTERN BUREAU: Under verbal attack and threats since news broke of alleged human trafficking, child abuse, sexual assaults and abduction by leaders of the Qahal Yahweh church, other worshippers of the Hebrew faith are distancing themselves. One…

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