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Time to repeal all archaic discriminatory laws

– Women and Gender Equality Commission

The Women and Gender Equality Commission (WGEC) yesterday called for the repeal of all archaic laws of a discriminatory nature even as it distanced itself from statements made by one of its commissioners, Nicole Cole on gay rights.

President pardons five women prisoners

-in independence gesture

President David Granger, pursuant to powers under article 188(2) of the Constitution has granted Presidential Pardons to five women prisoners whom he considered fit and proper to receive such pardons, according to a statement from the Minis-try of Public Security.

Eighteen-year-old cleared of child molestation charges

An eighteen-year-old was yesterday acquitted of charges that he sexually assaulted a little girl on multiple occasions. After almost five hours of deliberations, a 12-member mixed jury found Autry Bess not guilty by a proportion of 11 to 1 on the charge of having sexual activity with a child under 16 years of age.

New Small Business Bureau CEO hired

Cabinet, at its most recent meeting, approved the appointment of Lovell Porter as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Small Business Bureau (SBB), effective June 1, 2017, a release from the Ministry of the Presidency said yesterday.

Vendor tried to smuggle alcohol to prisoner at lock-ups

-court hears

A vendor has been charged with trying to sneak alcohol to a prisoner at the city court lock-ups. Martin McLennan, 52, of Lot 6 Second Street, Meadow Bank, appeared yesterday before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan and pleaded not guilty to the charge that he brought two Tropical Mist water bottles filled with alcohol for Howard Rambharose on May 24 at the court lock-ups.

Region Eight flood victims begin rebuilding

Although the water has not yet completely drained from the land, things are beginning to return to a state of normalcy for residents of the flood-hit communities of regions seven and eight, some of whom have begun rebuilding their homes.

`Days Like Dese’ sitcom launched

`Days Like Dese’, a 30-minute sitcom was launched yesterday morning in the boardroom of the Institute of Private Enterprise Development (IPED), according to a press release from GEMS Theatre Productions.

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