Category: Children

July Is Bereaved Parents Month: Stats & Facts From Jamaica

Have you ever stopped to think of what life must be like for the mother or father who has lost a child? Can you imagine the emotional turmoil – the sadness, distress and anguish – they must be experiencing? Often, when

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Protecting Jamaica’s Children: The OCR, OCA and CDA

Our children are the future of our world. Our legacies will live on through them. It is therefore a society’s responsibility to ensure that it does everything within its power to protect and defend the welfare of its future generations. In Jamaica,

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15 Wise Things Dr Seuss Said That Could Have Been Jamaican

Did you know that March 2 is celebrated as Dr Seuss Day? Why this date? Because March 2 is the birthday of Dr Theodor Seuss Geisel, the creator of the Dr Seuss children’s book series. We thought this was one

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#Infographic: Signs of Child Abuse

Do you know the signs of child abuse? Do you know what to do if you suspect that a child is being abused? Please read, get informed and share these infographics with as many persons and via as many formats

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Jamaica Calendar of School Terms & Holidays for the Academic Year 2016-2017

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A Timeline of the Jamaica Moravian Church Sex Scandal 2016-2017

From the end of December 2016 to January 2017, the Jamaican church community was rocked by what has come to be termed the #MoravianSexScandal. Here’s a timeline of how the events unfolded, as reported by Jamaican newspapers The Gleaner and THE

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#Infographic: How To Report Child Abuse In Jamaica

Child abuse is a serious issue about which every well-meaning adult should be concerned. Children are consistently among the most vulnerable in our population, and it is left to adults to ensure that they do everything necessary to protect them. The

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#Infographic: Domestic Violence in Jamaica by the Numbers (2016)

Tracking the numbers and cases for domestic violence in Jamaica from 2010-2016.

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Advice from Jamaican Entrepreneurs: Tishauna Mullings

Name: Tishauna Mullings Age: 26 Your job title: Chief Success Officer Name of Business: NexxStepp Personal Development Services Age at which started business: 21 What do you think is the most important character trait in a successful entrepreneur? A successful entrepreneur

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Advice from Jamaican entrepreneurs: Angela deFreitas

Name: Angela deFreitas Name of business: CHOICES Career & Education Advice Your job title: General Manager Age at which you started your business: 35 What do you think is the most important character trait in a successful entrepreneur? A competitive nature Identify one hardship

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