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Published: Friday | December 13, 2013 Comments 0
Derrick Kellier
Derrick Kellier


Show greater care for senior citizens - Kellier

Minister of Labour and Social Security Derrick Kellier has made a call for Jamaicans to show greater care for the country's senior citizens.

The minister, who was speaking at a Christmas fair held on Wednesday at the Golden Age Home in Kingston, stated that the society will be judged by how it treats its elderly.

He said the fact that persons may have to reside at facilities such as the Golden Age Home when they get older, "does not mean that they are any less human than the rest of us, and we have to understand that we have to be a caring society".

Stolen cows found dead

Two of four cows which were stolen in Goshen, Mocho, on Sunday night, were found dead in Havana Heights, Denbigh, Clarendon, on Wednesday.

The remains of two of the carcasses were found strewn in bushes and hanging from trees in Phase Two of the community.

Lucy Givans, the owner of the animals, wept openly when she saw what was left of the cows that went missing four days ago.

Givans said she was able to identify the animals by their ear tags, which were found in the bushes.

"Mi feel mash up man, me cut up over dis because is me alone wid dem an mi affi carry dem go tie out fi eat grass early a morning time," said the woman tearfully.

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