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Weekly Round-up: Lisa's blunder… Machete wielding mom charged… McLeod nominated athlete of the year

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Published on Oct 6, 2017

On Wednesday, newly appointed Opposition spokesperson on foreign affairs, Lisa Hanna had to retract her statement mourning the death of a St Lucian diplomat in the Las Vegas massacre after it turned out to be erroneous.

Portfolio Minister, Kamina Johnson Smith took the opportunity to underscore the need for Hanna to exercise “caution and sensitivity in pronouncing on such matters, and indeed on matters generally associated with Jamaica's foreign policy and relations”.

Doreen Dyer, the 44-year-old St Thomas woman who was seen on a social media video beating her then 12-year-old daughter with a machete, was on Tuesday charged with cruelty to a child.

In response to the video, which sparked public outrage, the child publicly declared her love for her mother, whom she described as the best in the world.

And in sport, World Championships sprint hurdles gold medallist Omar McLeod was on Monday named among the nominees for the IAAF's World Athlete of the Year.

Watch as OBSERVER ONLINE wraps this week for you.

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