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Cop and politician reportedly skip town amid child abuse allegations 

Reports have emerged out of St Thomas that a police officer and a local politician have fled the island in response to allegations of them having sexually abused a minor who is now pregnant.

Security ministry under PM’s microscope after foul-up

PRIME Minister Andrew Holness yesterday said that he will have to take a “close” look at the activities of the Ministry of National Security following several foul-ups in recent times.

Assault on cancer

NEXT month, the Ministry of Health will start visiting schools across the island to give girls in grade seven, aged nine to 14, the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine that should protect them against cancer of the cervix.

House finally passes National ID Bill

THE House of Representatives last night finally passed the long-delayed National Identification and Registration Act with 100 amendments, most of which were brought by the Government in response to issues arising from the original draft.

Maria’s mayhem

Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday pledged Jamaica’s assistance to Caribbean nations impacted by major hurricanes in recent weeks as Hurricane Maria headed towards the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico,

Murdered American woman was owed money in Jamaica, says friend 

A 68-year-old retired teacher from Southern California, who was stabbed to death in Jamaica last week, was owed money by someone on the island and may have been in the country to retrieve the funds, according to a close friend of the deceased.