Gardaí stopped and spoke to 38 people on suspicion of having purchased “sexual services” in various urban and rural areas across the country last week – including Donegal. Gardaí also conducted intelligence-led operations across nine Garda divisions in Dublin, Kilkenny/Carlow, Cork city, Kerry, Galway and Donegal targeting the demand for prostitution and to enforce legislation which criminalises the purchase of sexual services.A number of files will now be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions with a view to establishing if any criminal prosecution should be initiated. The days of action was coordinated by the ‘Operation Quest’ team at the Garda National Protective Services Bureau, in liaison with local Detective Units, and took place in furtherance of an enforcement strategy to target persons involved in the purchase of sexual services.A spokesperson for An Garda Síochána said: ” During the course of this intelligence led operation, thirty-eight (38) individuals were stopped and spoken to by members of An Garda Síochána, arising from suspicion of having purchased sexual services from an individual involved in prostitution.“This operation reinforces An Garda Síochána’s commitment to target the demand for prostitution and to protect vulnerable persons, including victims of human trafficking involved in prostitution.“This is the second national operation targeting the demand for prostitution in 2019 and further operations are planned. Donegal Gardaí crackdown on purchase of sexual services was last modified: September 30th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
Round Seven of the PowerAde Isotonic South East Queensland Touch League (SEQTL) was played at the Brisbane Metropolitan Touch Association’s Whites Hill Complex on Friday 27 July 2007.In Men’s Open action, Dodgers continued on their winning way at the top of the Men’s competition with a solid 5-3 victory over University-Rebels in the 7.20pm clash.Dodgers’ New Zealand Men’s Open playmaker Leon Skinner was in dazzling touch for the Coast boys who worked hard to eventually fend off a spirited challenge from Uni-Rebels.2006 Queensland Mixed Open standout Damian Moar was Uni-Rebels best player and a constant threat with his silky handling skills a highlight of the game.Colts recent good form was rewarded with a 4-2 triumph over Southern Storm in the 8.10pm timeslot.Nathan Smith and Australian Youth Squad member Jason Schmidt had outstanding games for Colts, whilst Storm’s Queensland Men’s Open lynchpin Ryan Pollock, playing consistently good touch in 2007, was again his team’s best player.In the late timeslot at 9.00pm, Country Club United (CCU) produced a professional 6-3 win over Tigers.Hard working CCU stalwart Luke “Chucksy” Parker and the skillful Luke Feldman were dominant for the Northsiders, whilst Charles Seeto was again the pick of a vanquished, but willing Tigers team.Round Seven of the PowerAde Isotonic SEQTL Women’s Open began with the early clash at 7.20pm between Crushers and Dodgers.After a tight first half where both teams created numerous chances, Dodgers finished off better to go the break 2-0 up.Amy Turner, Nicola Slade, and Rachel Stevenson called the shots for Dodgers and they ran out 4-0 winners with a composed display in the second half.National 20 Years Youth Squad member Belinda “Bindoss” Hammett was Crushers best, whilst Tasmanian tyro Emma Haines, making her debut for the tri-colours, and Kathrine “Dooie” Moore led from the front.In the 8.10pm clash, defending premiers Uni-Rebels completed a 4-1 victory over Colts to reclaim top spot in the division.Colts were without their rock, Australian Women’s Open star Peta Rogerson, who has been far and away the competition’s most dominant player in season 2007.Rogerson’s absence was keenly felt by an out of sorts Colts combination who struggled without her input and direction.Uni-Rebels were full of running with Renee Murphy, National Youth squad member Alyce “The Rat” Hulbert, and Toni Elthrington leading the way for Rebels in a performance that smacked of the consistency and combination that the premiers had been lacking to this point.Colts 2007 Australian World Cup Mixed Open Captain Mary “Pasher” Steele, Meg Ballon, and Nikki Etheridge never stopped trying and the loss may be a timely one as Colts take stock and gear up for semi-final action in coming weeks.In the late game at 9.00pm, the Southern Storm produced a gritty 5-3 win over traditional arch rivals Country Club United.Storm’s Queensland and Australian Women’s Open Captain Sharyn “Billy” Williams came out firing and looks to be finding good form at the right time of the season as she steered her young chargers through a tough clash with the experienced CCU team.Young Storm middle Kirsty “Harry” Quince played with poise and maturity, and along with Sam Hopkin and veteran Angela Barr, were the Storm’s best players.CCU dug deep and pushed the southsiders hard with National 18 Years Girls squad members Gen “SG” Lacaze, Kelly Jones, and the experienced Nat Parker leading the CCU charge.In Round Eight of the PowerAde Isotonic SEQTL Men’s Open competition this Friday 3 August 2007, Tigers take on Storm at 7.20pm, CCU meet Dodgers in the 2006 grand final replay at 810pm, and Colts confront Uni-Rebels at 9.00pm.In PowerAde Isotonic SEQTL Women’s Open Round Eight action, CCU will meet Uni-Rebels at 7.20pm; Storm play Crushers at 8.10pm, and Colts will battle with Dodgers in the late game at 9.00pm.With just three weeks of regular season fixtures remaining, all teams are looking to consolidate their games and build into the finals race with good form under their belts.Men’s and Women’s Division two and three A and B fixtures also continue this Friday night with first games commencing at 6.30pm.
Jamaica Customs Agency acquired new buses for staff Story Highlights The information processing platform of the Jamaica Customs Agency is to be upgraded to allow for more transactions to be done electronically, Minister of Finance and Planning, Dr. the Hon. Peter Phillips, has informed.Dr. Phillips said the move, which is in keeping with the Government’s economic reform efforts, will also facilitate greater collection of data electronically.Speaking at a handing-over ceremony for two buses at Jamaica Customs head office in Kingston on August 28, the Minister informed that the Customs Agency has been undergoing many far reaching changes, one of which was becoming a fully fledged Executive Agency in April last year.Dr. Phillips noted that “other changes are on the horizon”, including a review of “the overall tariff provisions as we seek to make our economy more competitive.”In the meantime, the Finance Minister lauded the Commissioner of Customs, Major (Ret’d) Richard Reese and the management of the Jamaica Customs Agency in acquiring the buses, which will improve the conditions of staff welfare.“In very concrete ways, they will assist staff by reducing the cost of transportation; they will certainly allow for greater ease of movement between the different offices of customs, particularly King Street and Customs House; and they will be able to support the staff moving to various other customs locations across the country,” he said.For his part, Major Reese said the acquisition of the buses is just one of several welfare initiatives of the agency, noting that plans are afoot to establish a hostel in Montego Bay; to meet wellness needs, such as establishing a gymnasium; and to offer after care services.The agency purchased the two buses for staff usage in an effort to facilitate travelling for training exercises, to out ports, and to and from work. The vehicles will serve staff in Kingston, Montego Bay and St. Ann’s Bay.This acquisition forms part of measures that have been put in place to ensure that during the current wage restraint, public service employees are facilitated as much as possible, as a result of the Heads of Agreement signed by the Government of Jamaica and civil servants in March 2013. Plans are afoot to establish a hostel in Montego Bay The information processing platform of the Jamaica Customs Agency is to be upgraded