Tag: Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange

‘Gender Equality in Politics in Jamaica: How Far Have We Come?’ – Full Text of Hon Olivia Grange’s Speech at the 2018 Rose Leon Memorial Lecture

On Monday, March 5, 2018, the Annual Memorial Lecture in honour of Rose Agatha Leon (1911-1999) was held at the PCJ Auditorim in New Kingston. The event was put on by Jamaica Women’s Political Caucus and Rose Leon Memorial Trust, with

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6 Things You Need To Know Today- May 17, 2016

Facebook To Help Jamaica Find Missing Children. Despite plans to collaborate with popular social-media site Facebook to aid in the search for missing children, Emily Vacher, director of trust and safety for the network, has urged local investigators not to forget

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Meet The Women In The Houses Of Parliament

The Senate (Upper House) According to the Jamaica Information Service (JIS), the Senate is a nominated House made up of 21 members. Thirteen Senators are appointed by the Governor-General on the advice of the Prime Minister. The other eight are appointed on

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Election 2016 – Meet The MPs

The preliminary results are in, and a winner has been declared. Based on preliminary results, the JLP will form the new government as decided by the February 25, 2016 election. Below is a list of the winners in all 63

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#JaVotes2016 – Women In The Running: The JLP

The calls for the inclusion of more women in the political arena have intensified in recent weeks, as the nation draws closer and closer to the date of its 18th general parliamentary election. Some organisations have even called for a

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#JaVotes2016 – Know Your Constituencies: Kingston

Kingston Central Kingston Central was among the 32 constituencies fixed in the Constitution granted to Jamaica in 1944. It is bounded by a point on the seacoast opposite to East Street, northerly along the eastern side of East Street to its end

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – February 26, 2015

Revoked! Senior Cops Lose US Visas. Two high-ranking police officers have reportedly joined the list of members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) whose visas have been revoked by the United States government… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com JLP Chairman Rips Babsy

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – November 28, 2014

‘Society Of Sissies’. As the Office of the Children’s Advocate (OCA) makes recommendations for the Parliament to include provisions in the Offences Against the Person Act to criminalise cyberbullying, one lawmaker is resisting the proposal saying “we have to be careful

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – November 19, 2014

Heat On Portia. The parliamentary Opposition has received the full backing of several influential church groupings, which have called for Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller to come clean on the controversial transaction involving the National Housing Trust (NHT) and property related

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – October 23, 2014

Ebola Scare Probe – Health Authority Launches Investigation Into Mandeville Regional Hospital Incident. A full investigation is now under way into how nurses and other medical personnel at the Mandeville Regional Hospital, in Manchester, treated a Nigerian man they believed was displaying

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