A disturbing report in the Jamaica Gleaner recently highlighted the issue of unregistered nursing homes on the island. Here is the response of the Caribbean Community of Retired Persons (CCRP). Be careful! With so many homes for the elderly unregistered, do check the list of those registered posted below, before making any arrangements for your loved … More Please Use Registered Nursing Homes, CCRP Urges
On Saturday, March 11 the Tambourine Army (a group formed two months ago) is holding a Survivors’ Empowerment March in Kingston, beginning at 3:00 p.m. However, I will not be marching with them. It is not that I don’t believe in the cause. I do, fervently – as a survivor myself. Let me tell you … More Why I Won’t Be Shaking a Tambourine
The Women’s Movement in Jamaica, in the Caribbean, and I suspect worldwide, is going through some interesting times. This is a world of “fake news” and social media, hashtags and hardening positions. The concepts of love, peace, unity and solidarity are fighting for survival in the TrumpWorld. I get the feeling people aren’t listening to … More International Women’s Day 2017 in Jamaica: Gender-Based Violence on the Agenda
Here is some information from the United Nations Human Rights Council. Please note the meeting will be live streamed… GENEVA (11 May 2015) – Jamaica’s human rights record will be examined by the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group for the second time on Wednesday 13 May 2015 in a meeting … More Jamaica’s Human Rights Record to be Reviewed by Universal Periodic Review
This powerful letter is written by Joan Grant Cummings, a member of Caribbean Dawn and the 51% Coalition in Jamaica. Among the most recent cases, we must also remember the murder of Santoya Campbell (another fourteen-year-old pregnant teen) and the deaths of three children in a fire in Admiral Town, Kingston. One of the children, … More Has CARICOM gone backwards? The Rights of our Children Are Not Being Protected
Saturday, October 11, 2014 is the UN International Day of the Girl Child. This special day aims to “recognize girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world,” says the United Nations. What is it like to be a 21st century girl? In many parts of the world, girls face discrimination. In some countries, they … More Empowering the Young Women of Jamaica: Eve for Life (and Save the Date!)
Eve for Life launched its campaign “Nuh Guh Deh” on November 26. Here are some more comments made by Mr. Greig Smith, who is Registrar of the Office of the Children’s Registry. If you know or come across any case where you believe a child is being abused, contact the number below. It is entirely … More Nuh Guh Deh: Take a Stand and Report Child Abuse!