Justice Must Be Swift for Perpetrators of Crimes Against Children – GG

first_imgStory HighlightsGovernor General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, has emphasised that the country must leave no stone unturned to swiftly bring to justice, perpetrators of crimes against children.In his message, he stressed that the country must rise up against the increase in child abuse and the upsurge of violence against children.The Governor-General called for “urgent national collaboration” in respect of the care, protection and safety of the nation’s children. RelatedGG Calls for Jamaicans to Form a United Front to Protect Children Related4-H Movement Celebrates Significant Milestone FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Governor General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, has emphasised that the country must leave no stone unturned to swiftly bring to justice, perpetrators of crimes against children.“We cannot be at ease when many children remain missing and are feared to have been victims of human trafficking. We must spare no effort to ensure the safety and protection of our youth,” the Governor General said.In his message, read by President of the St. James Lay Magistrates Association, Mrs. Claudette Bryan, at the St. James Parish Labour Day Church Service, held at Mt. Zion United Church in St. James, on May 24, he stressed that the country must rise up against the increase in child abuse and the upsurge of violence against children.The Governor-General called for “urgent national collaboration” in respect of the care, protection and safety of the nation’s children.“I am convinced that once the people of Jamaica unite their forces at every level of society, there is no problem which we shall not overcome. Together, we can make Jamaica the safe and prosperous country we all want it to be,” he asserted.The Governor General said that parents have the primary responsibility for nurturing their children, doing their best to provide for their needs, even where this demands sacrifice.“I urge all parents to show love in the way they speak to children, discipline them and influence them to be the best that they can be.  Protect them from those who would harm them, even if the predator is a family member,” he said.The Governor General appealed to neighbourhoods and entire communities across Jamaica to renew the aspect of Jamaican life in respect of the African tradition of the village being responsible for raising children.center_img Justice Must Be Swift for Perpetrators of Crimes Against Children – GG Governor GeneralMay 26, 2015Written by: Glenis A. Rose RelatedGG Calls on Responsible Adults to Ensure the Safety of Children Advertisementslast_img read more


Elliott named NPSL Coach of the Year

first_imgCHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – The National Premier Soccer League has announced University of West Florida men’s soccer head coach Bill Elliott as the recipient of the 2015 Alexander Arellano Memorial Trophy, and award given to the league’s top head coach. This marks the second year in a row that Elliott has earned the award for top coach in the NPSL after leading Chattanooga FC to its third NPSL National Championship appearance in his four-year tenure as head coach. CFC has had immense success with Elliott at the helm over the past four seasons. The team has won four consecutive NPSL Southeast Conference Championships, back-to-back NPSL South Region Championships and has made three NPSL National Championship appearances. Elliott was also named the NPSL National Coach of the Year in 2014. Elliott has led Chattanooga FC to a 50-11-12 record in his tenure as head coach. The Alexander Arellano Memorial Trophy is an award with a very special meaning.  Alex Arellano was a young man who touched the lives of many in the NPSL, so much that the league crafted an award in his memory. Alex, the middle son of Real San Jose owner Nick Arellano, passed away in 2012 at the age of 25. The five-time Gulf South Conference Coach of the Year will enter his 21st season as the head coach for the West Florida men’s soccer program this fall. Chattanooga FC will face the New York Cosmos B in the NPSL National Championship game on Saturday, August 8 at 7:30 p.m. ET at Finley Stadium. For information on all UWF athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com. #ARGOS# Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more