Category: Women

How To Build A Starter Wardrobe for Women

By Tanaka Roberts Instagram: @swankxtar Facebook: @swankxtar Twitter: @swankxtar Website: www.swankxtar.com There’s a kernel of wisdom in the saying, ‘If you want it, dress for it’.  As a budding career girl with sights set on corporate domination, there’s no better time to put

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What are the Rules & Criteria for entering the Miss Jamaica World competition?

The Miss Jamaica World pageant has been an annual staple on the nation’s calendar since Spartan Health Club took on the national franchise in 1976. Coincidentally, in that year, Jamaica’s first representative, Cindy Breakspeare, won the Miss World competition. Since

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Saluting Novlene Williams-Mills, Jamaica’s Wonder Woman

Most of the attention in the athletics world has been devoted to the retirement of Usain Bolt at the end of the recent World Championships in London. It was to be expected, considering the stature of the man. What most

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5 Essential Facts Every Jamaican Ought to Know About Nanny of the Maroons

Sometimes it is surprising to find out that nationals in a country are unaware of some very important data regarding their history. We don’t want that to be Jamaicans, so we’re providing you with five essential facts every Jamaican needs

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A First-Hand Account of Living With Fibromyalgia in Jamaica

You wouldn’t think that she suffers from intense pain and fatigue to see her sitting at her desk at work. You wouldn’t think that her memory goes a little foggy sometimes, or that her speech is sometimes slurred – not when

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Why Jamaica Love Lorna Goodison Long Time …

From as early as 1982, The Gleaner presents records that bear witness to the ongoing love affair between Lorna Goodison and her native homeland. Goodison’s poems have paid homage to, offered criticism of and often craftily described and deconstructed the beauties

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Renay Foster’s Faith Comes Full Circle

Early Days Renay Foster has lived a very full life. A daughter of Jamaican soil, she has spent time in the United States and the United Kingdom, coming full circle to reside in her homeland. Raised in a Christian family

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We Connect International Releases Prelim Results from Study on Woman Business Owners in Caribbean & Latin America

WEConnect International in The Caribbean presented preliminary results of a study being prepared with the support of Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) on March 9, 2017. Increasingly, the positive connection among women, their economic empowerment, the growth of economies,

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Warriors for Women: A #TambourineArmy Timeline

The Tambourine Army is equipping its soldiers with the knowledge to more effectively deal with the abuse, rape, and all other forms of sexual violence against women and girls. – Imani Duncan Pryce On its Facebook page, the Tambourine Army

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Amy Ashwood Garvey: The Woman Behind Jamaican Pan-Africanism

Marcus Garvey’s fame has been heralded far and wide. He has been honoured as one of the most outstanding leaders of the black consciousness movement of the early  1900s, and is one of only seven persons conferred with the Jamaica’s

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