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Wayne Marshall's father suffers heart attack
Dancehall artiste Wayne Marshall, who has embraced a more spiritual side in his music, is praying that his father makes a full recovery after he suffered a  heart attack today.  More detail
Detectives from the Constant Spring police station swooped down on Mavado's residence in Norbrook this afternoon and detained his son, brother, cousin and nephew in a major operation. However, Mavado slipped the police dragnet as he left the island last night.  More detail
Chozenn criticizes "self-appointed Jesus...
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It appears that Chozenn has been banned by LOVE FM. The gospel singer's 'Bawl Out' remake of the raunchy Dovey Magnum song on a dancehall riddim has been banned by LOVE FM.  More detail
Niko passes away after a long battle with kidney...
Tonight, dancehall mourns one of its legends as Niko, whose given name is Nicholas Grant, passed away tonight after a long battle with kidney disease since 2015. More detail

25,000 CASES OF CHILD ABUSE SINCE 2007 Featured

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        Over 25 thousand cases of child abuse were reported to the Office of the Children's Registry, OCR during the period 2007 to 2011. The statistics include children who were alleged victims of physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, neglect, trafficking or child labour.   
Relatives are the usual suspects in the sexual abuse cases of children.
Statistics from the Office of the Children's Registry (OCR) show that since 2007, 715 mothers and stepmothers, along with 950 fathers and stepfathers, have committed sexual offences against children.
The statistics also show that a significant number of siblings, foster parents and wards of the state were also offenders.
Sexual abuse was also committed by 517 other relatives of the children.
The offenders against girls included mothers and stepmothers with 656 cases while 54 fathers or stepfathers were accused of sexually assaulting boys.
Nearly 900 fathers or stepfathers were accused of sexually assaulting girls under their care while 53 mothers and stepmothers faced similar accusations of abusing boys under their care.
More than 7,000 children have been sexually molested since 2007.
In the five-year period, reports of sexual abuse were filed on behalf of 6,757 girls and 422 boys.
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