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Fifa suspends Haitian football president due to allegations of sexual abuse against minors

Haitian Football Federation (FHF) president Yves Jean-Bart was provisionally suspended by Fifa today for 90 days, due to allegations of sexual abuse against minors at Haiti’s national training centre—which was first unearthed last month by the UK Guardian newspaper. The 72-year-old Jean-Bart, who is nicknamed ‘Dadou’, was one of several …

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Dear Editor: Is Children’s Authority advocating child beating and encouraging victim blaming?

“In one ad, the Authority states: ‘Ensure children are appropriately dressed, to avoid exposing them to unwarranted attention from predators’. This message places the blame for sexual assault on the child’s appearance. “Surely this cannot apply to the babies, toddlers, children and teens assaulted in their homes, by trusted adults! …

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Discussion: Should T&T be reaping the benefits of the end of corporal punishment by now?

Corporal punishment was removed from schools over 15 years ago and there seemed to be a strong moral argument to abolish “violence” against children. But should that not mean young people—at least below the ages of 23—ought to be significantly less violent? Whether or not you believe that abolishing corporal punishment was the just …

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