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            [post_content] => The Vatican has placed Jozef Wesolowski, its disgraced former  ambassador to the Dominican Republic under house arrest. The  detainment comes as a result of several charges of child sex abuse against Wesolowski. The former archbishop only escaped a jail sentence due to his health. The Vatican recalled Wesolowski from the Dominican Republic a year ago after allegations emerged. The tribunal found the Polish-born priest guilty under the canon law of abusing boys and defrocked him.

He is now set to be tried in criminal court becoming the highest rank official ever to face abuse charges in the Vatican. If found guilty, Wesolowski is expected to face up to 15 years in jail. The case has attracted international attention, given that Wesolowski was a papal nuncio (an ambassador of the Holy See) and had been ordained both a priest and a bishop by St John Paul II.

The arrest reflected Pope Francis’s wish “that such a grave and delicate case be handled without delay, with the just and necessary vigour,” according to a Vatican spokesman. Attorney General Francisco Dominguez Brito who resides in the Dominican Republic ordered an investigation last August following local media reports that Wesolowski was suspected of child sex abuse. According to Dominican authorities, it was discovered that Wesolowski had paid several minors for videos of them masturbating. Prosecutors were not able to file charges at the time because of the then bishop's diplomatic immunity. It is expected that Wesolowski will go on trial before the year ends.

 
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Former Ambassador To The Dominican Republic Wesolowski Charged For Child Sex Abuse

September 27, 2014
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The Vatican has placed Jozef Wesolowski, its disgraced former ambassador to the Dominican Republic under house arrest. The detainment comes as a result of several charges of child ...Continue reading

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            [post_content] => The Grenadian Government has revealed it will spend an estimated EC$2 million on upgrading national structures, including it's century old tunnel located in the heart of the city. The repairs come following floods and landslides over the weekend which damaged several landmark structures. Grenada's Transportation Authority indicated that the tunnel which serves as the main route into the city from the south of the island had been blocked by huge boulders as a result of the heavy rains and resulting landslide.

Primer Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell, who is currently off the island on duty in the United States expressed sorrow at the damage caused by the heavy rains. The rehabilitation of the tunnel comes under the World Bank Slope Stabilization Project and Works Minister Gregory Bowen says the project will start sooner as a result of the disaster. “We may say perhaps it is timely that this would have come down before or otherwise the project would have had to shell it down; but it has exposed itself and so we would be undertaking this project very soon,” said Dr. Mitchell.

Project Engineer Carlyle Glean Jr. disclosed that there was always intention to fast track the building process but cited that there are limitations to such plans when dealing with European Union banks.  “They have procurement guidelines that they would insist that we follow and there are certain times allotted to everything and because it is an internationally funded project, the bidding would have to be open to international contractors too. So we have limitations in how fast we can fast track.” he said.

Repairs on the Presbyterian Church which was destroyed by Hurricane Ivan a decade ago has been put on hold. The place of worship sits on top of the tunnel had it's own special rehabilitation project.

“The church has been given permission to rebuild by planning however because of the World Bank project, we were asked to hold back so we asked Planning for an extension. We got an extension so we cannot start any work until this project with the rock face is completed,” said reverend Osbert James.

 

 

 
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Natural Disasters Damage Grenada's Historic Tunnel

September 26, 2014
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            [post_content] => Three Jamaican police officers were charged on Tuesday, September 23,2014 with the 2009 killing of entertainer, Robert Hill. The performer whose stage name was Kentucky Kid was shot outside his home during an ongoing tussle with law enforcement. The fatal shooting came as a result of a long standing dispute between Mr. Hill and several police officers who said threatened him after he declared that he would press charges against one officer who ran into his vehicle at a stoplight in Kingston, Jamaica.

The police officers - Norval Bernard, Uriel Anderson and Gary Thompson as well as two civilians are due to appear in the Home Circuit Court within the coming days where an application for bail will be made. A coroner's inquest into the death of the 37 year old entertainer ruled on August 12 that all five be charged with murder.

Hill's murder comes as no surprise to citizens who declared that the entertainer made several complaints to a number of authoritative bodies. An investigation into the claims found out that Mr. Hill did in fact contact the Public Police Complaints Authority and Jamaicans For Justice (JFJ) among other organizations concerning incidents involving the police and express fear for his life and the safety of his family. The conclusion of the inquest which started on September 28, 2010 comes just five days short of its four year anniversary.

 
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