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Terrelonge calls for Jamaicans to protect children following death of 11-y-o girl

Published:Thursday | May 2, 2019 | 9:35 AM
Minister of State in the Ministry of Education Alando Terrelonge - File photo

Minister of State in the Ministry of Education and Youth Alando Terrelonge is calling for Jamaicans to protect the rights of children as we mark the beginning of Child Month.

His comment comes amidst reports that 11-year-old Trisha Morris was found dead on Tuesday morning in Hanover after being reported missing on Saturday.

Five men have been taken into custody for questioning in connection with the death.

Police reports are that Trisha, who was a student at Watford Hill Primary in the parish, had left home to attend church at around 2:50 p.m and was reported missing when she did not return home.

Terrelonge says Trisha’s death is a stain on the moral fabric of the country and should be strongly condemned by all well-thinking Jamaicans.

He extended condolences to her family and assured the school community that the Ministry would continue to provide the necessary support through counselling.

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