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They made the news last week!

Published:Sunday | December 20, 2015 | 12:00 AM
Lady Saw
Vaz
Lagarde
Flippa Mafia
Schafer
Walker
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Lady Saw

 

The 43-year-old entertainer, whose given name is Marion Hall, is used to the headlines and she certainly stole the show last week after announcing on the social media site Instagram her decision to become a servant of the Lord. Hall followed up her announcement by getting baptised in a private service at the Emmanuel Apostolic Church.

 

Dwayne Vaz

 

The People's National Party (PNP) Member of Parliament for Central Westmoreland has been an ever present in the news since his use of violent lyrics by incarcerated dance hall star Vybz Kartel on the platform. So severe has been the backlash that Vaz was forced to issue a second apology last week.

 

Christine Lagarde

 

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief's face was plastered all over the front press after news emerged that she is to stand trial in France for alleged negligence over a US$438 million payment to businessman Bernard Tapie in 2008.

 

Flippa Mafia

 

After more than two years in custody in the United States the flamboyant Jamaican deejay whose real name is Andrew Davis was last week found guilty of first-degree distribution of cocaine, second-degree money laundering, and second-degree conspiracy in Camden County Court, New Jersey with sentencing set for a later date. The artist, also called the Flossing King, and who had developed a reputation for hurling money into the crowd during his performances could face up to 20 years in prison.

 

Norman Allen

 

The President of the Jamaica Teachers' Association did not mince words last week as he labelled as "irresponsible" suggestions from the Ministry of Education that corporal punishment be prohibited in schools. Allen argued that barring corporal punishment would send the wrong message to children and leaves teachers with few alternatives for discipline. His comments came in the wake of news that a teacher at St Richard's Primary School was charged with assault occasioning bodily harm after it was alleged that she hit a male student with a ruler, resulting in a shoulder injury.

 

Winfried Schafer

 

The Reggae Boyz were not in action last week, but this did not prevent the country's senior men's national team head coach from making the news, as it was revealed that he had yet to receive his salary for the month of November. Jamaica Football Federation president, Captain Horace Burrell, confirmed that the tactician had not been paid stating that the Federation was seeking funds to fulfil its obligation.

 

Donovan Walker

 

The President of the Jamaican Bar Association argued his way on to the front pages last week after declaring it unfortunate that legislators had rejected a proposal from the Integrity Commission that it become mandatory for parliamentarians to report the income, assets and liabilities of their spouses. Walker argued that as things stand currently the impression is sometimes given that politicians are using their wives or husbands as shields.