Saturday, February 24, 2018

Gender

JAMAICA – Rape leaves 12-year-old pregnant

More than 400 women and girls were raped across Jamaica this year, including 12-year-old Alexia Parker*. Now eight months pregnant, Alexia is struggling to come...

GUYANA – Pardon for five female prisoners

Guyana’s President David Granger has pardoned five women who have completed part of their prison sentence for non-violent offenses. The Ministry of Public Security says...

MONTSERRAT – Author Tackles Human Trafficking in Latest Romantic Suspense Novel, In Plain Sight

The tiny island of Montserrat does not feature on any radars for human trafficking, but author Nerissa Golden places it squarely in the centre...

HAITI – Women seek support for children fathered by UN Troops

Lawyers representing 10 Haitian women who say they had children with U.N. peacekeepers have filed the first legal actions in Haiti against the U.N....

BARBADOS – Island joins regional initiative against child labour

Barbados has become the ninth CARICOM country to join the Regional Initiative, Latin and America and the Caribbean Free of Child Labour. Esther Byer-Suckoo, Minister...

Region faces challenge of boosting women participation in Science, Technology and Innovation

Latin America and the Caribbean must expand women’s participation in science, technology and innovation to make progress on gender equality and achieve inclusive and...

JAMAICA – House Speaker writes to Lisa Hanna for wearing ‘sleeveless’ dress to Parliament

St Ann South East MP Lisa Hanna set off a series of comments and criticisms on Wednesday when she turned up in parliament in...

ST KITTS – High praises for Project Viola

Project Viola, which is presently in its 20th year and is a programme that is meant to give a second chance to teen mothers and...

NEW YORK – Matt Lauer accused of sexual harassment by multiple women

As the co-host of NBC’s “Today,” Matt Lauer once gave a colleague a sex toy as a present. It included an explicit note about...

BARBADOS – Entrepreneur attending Global Entrepreneurs Summit in Hyderabad, India

Barbadian Kevin Devonish has been selected to attend the Global Entrepreneurs Summit (GES) in Hyderabad, India from November 28-30. Devonish, a social and civil society...