Tag: gender

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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5 Milestone Moments for Women in Jamaica

Jamaican women have come a long way since the days of slavery, and there are many who will argue that there is still a long way to go. However small the achievements may seem, it is important to acknowledge and

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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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Gender-Based Violence in Jamaica: A Meeting and Recommendations

The following is a [modified] press release from the 51% Coalition on their talk on gender-based violence, held on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at the Jamaica Suite, Phoenix Central in Kingston, Jamaica. Persons concerned about, interested in or researching gender-based

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#FiveFactsFriday: Jamaica in the Global Gender Gap Report 2016

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has been publishing Global Gender Gap Reports since 2006. Each year, they conduct studies and compile a list of the level of parity between males and females in a large number of countries. When the

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – September 26, 2016

Holness Declares ‘Results Soon’ In MoBay Crime Fight. Following a tour of sections of crime-ravaged St James yesterday, during which he met with the top leadership of the security forces and key…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com Burke To Step Down – Robinson

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – March 23, 2016

Budget Time- Shaw To Announce Implementation Of New Tax Policy After Cabinet Retreat. Education and Information Minister Ruel Reid says an announcement will be made on the implementation of the Government’s tax policy at the end of the two-day Cabinet retreat,

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – January 3, 2014

Employment Tax Credit Takes Effect. Unregulated companies and self-employed individuals engaged in a trade, vocation or profession are now entitled to claim a non-refundable Employment Tax Credit (ETC) when computing their net income tax liability… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com ‘Nothing Spectacular About

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6 Things You Need To Know Today : March 22, 2013

Jamaican Women Happier Than Men. In contemporary society, men have been tasked with the responsibility of taking charge, but this idea of what it means to be masculine comes with a burden as it can conflict with happiness at times…read more

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – December 20, 2012

No Room For Error – Government Cautioned Ahead Of Scrap-Metal Trade Reopening.  Following on the announcement by Industry Minister, Anthony Hylton, that he intends to reopen the scrap metal trade, the JMA is warning the Minister to take heed of

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