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Lisa Hanna outraged at four-year-old’s murder

Published:Thursday | May 30, 2013 | 6:23 PM

Minister of Youth and Culture Lisa Hanna has expressed outrage at the recent beheading of a four-year-old child, Natasha Brown.

Natasha’s body was recovered from a sink hole in Duanvale, Trelawny yesterday morning.

Hanna is urging Jamaicans to take seriously their responsibility for the care and protection of children in their communities.

She says the instances of children going missing or being the subject of violence often leading to death are too prevalent.

The Youth Minister has pledged her support and the assistance of the Child Development Agency to the child’s family.

Hanna says the recent Decisions by Cabinet are timely and will see to an improved collaboration between the Youth and Health Ministries in tackling the problems facing children.

She says the expansion of community mental health and counselling services is urgently required, as part of a concerted campaign to assist persons to deal with domestic conflicts, other interpersonal disagreements and psychological issues.

Hanna has expressed the view that too often children suffer as a result of the social and relationship problems among adults.

A woman, who reportedly has a child for Natasha’s father is now in police custody in connection with the child’s death.


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