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Weekly Round-up: Vaz sworn-in… Missing 8-y-o found dead... Pat Rousseau dies

Friday, April 19, 2019

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Newly elected Member of Parliament for Portland Eastern Ann Marie Vaz was sworn in on Tuesday during the sitting of the House of Representatives, where she was warmly welcomed by Prime Minister Andrew Holness as well as other Members of Parliament on both sides of the House.

On the crime scene, a man was beaten and burnt beyond recognition in the community of Sterling Castle Heights, St Andrew Wednesday afternoon, allegedly in connection with the death of eight-year-old Shantae Skyers this week.

The body of Shantae, who had gone missing after leaving school on Thursday, April 11, was found amongst rubble in an area known as Blue Hole in the community on Tuesday.

A day later, two people were taken into custody for questioning by police investigators in relation to her murder.

In sport, former president of the West Indies cricket board Patrick “Pat” Rousseau died on Tuesday at age 85 after prolonged illness.

Watch as OBSERVER ONLINE wraps this week for you.

See story links below:

Ann Marie Vaz takes oath as MP

Government to build new police headquarters in downtown Kingston

PM promises more ZOSOs as House approves extensions

Damion is back

Hunt for gold

JFJ wants widespread consultation on new national ID system

Man accused of knowing about kidnapping, murder of 8-y-old girl beaten, burnt to death

Cop's body found with gunshot wound in car

Criminals shatter 21-year-old's dreams

Dad charged with sexual abuse of his little girls

BCA chief Riley lashes out at CWI over Pybus, Browne axing

Late Pat Rousseau hailed as passionate cricket lover


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