• Unicef Jamaica was reacting to reports that young Shantae was coming from school, unaccompanied, at the time she was abducted.

UNICEF Urges Parents To Be More Vigilant

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United Nation’s Children’s Fund, UNICEF, Jamaica, is urging parents and community members to be more vigilant in protecting the nation’s children.

Unicef Jamaica was reacting to reports that young Shantae was coming from school, unaccompanied, at the time she was abducted.

Child Protection Specialist at UNICEF Jamaica, Janet Cupidon Quallo, says young children should not be allowed to travel to and from school on their own.

She’s also calling on companies to be more flexible and allow parents the time to pick up and drop off their children.

Mrs Cupidon Quallo says parents and community members should not continue to assume that the streets are safe for children.



Stevian Simmonds is an investigative journalist with almost 3 years of experience in radio broadcasting, production and reporting. She graduated from Caribbean School of Media and Communication in 2014 and joined Nationwide News in 2016. In 2018, she produced a special report examining the working conditions of the Bussiness Process Outsourcing Industry. She worked undercover as a call center agent for a month, revealing the lack of data protection and general security infrastructure in the industry. Her report also highlighted the poor working conditions and remuneration faced by workers in the industry. In 2018, Stevian traveled to New Delhi India where she participated in the Inaugural WHO Partners Forum benefiting from critical training related to reporting on women’s and children’s health issues.


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