Category: Family

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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5 Things To Do For The Easter Holiday in Jamaica






The Easter holidays are a  time of reflection and introspection. But when the reflecting and introspecting is done, most Jamaicans head to one of three places: church, the beach or the homes of family and friends. Over the holiday period,








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The History of Gender-Based Violence in the Caribbean






The following are excerpts from a teach-in titled ‘Gender-Based Violence in the Caribbean: Historical Roots’, given by Dr Verene A. Shepherd, professor of social history and university director at the Institute for Gender Development Studies (IGDS), University of the West Indies








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Get #UltimateProtection: Safer Sex Week In Jamaica






Facts about Safer Sex Week in Jamaica Safer Sex Week is, as the name suggests, a week in which safe sexual practices are promoted and encouraged. This is in an effort to protect persons involved in sexual intercourse from HIV/AIDS








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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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#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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#Music: Jamaican Christmas Carols Playlist






Here’s a list of reggae Christmas songs to keep you and your family rocking and skanking over the holiday season. Enjoy!








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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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#Infographic: 10 Warning Signs of Domestic Violence






What are the warning signs of domestic violence and do you know them?  See the infographic below, read and share.








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Advice from Jamaican Entrepreneurs: Latoya Williams






Name: Latoya Williams Name of business: The Generation Tap Your job title: Founder Age at which you started your business: 32 What do you think is the most important character trait in a successful entrepreneur? Vision. You have to be








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