The age of legal consent for sexual activities in Jamaica is currently 16 years old. Over the years, there have been calls from various quarters for it to be raised to 18, particularly in a high rate of teen pregnancies – 25 per cent of babies in Jamaica are born to girls between 10 and 19 years old.
diGgers, it’s time for you to have your say. What do you think the age of consent should be? Take our diGpoll and let us know your opinion. Click on the image below to vote!