On IDEVAW, Grange says we must fight back stronger than ever before

Observer on November 26th, 2020 | File Under Flair -

KINGSTON, Jamaica— Below is part of the statement by Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange, to the Houses of Parliament yesterday, to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (IDEVAW), observed today.Madam Speaker:Yesterday we got up to the very sad news of the horrific killing of a grandmother and her two granddaughters in Tryall Heights in Spanish Town, St Catherine.

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24-hour hotline listed for women who need domestic violence shelter

Observer on November 26th, 2020 | File Under Flair -

KINGSTON, Jamaica— Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange, has listed the numbers for the 24-hour hotline for women who need to use the Government’s first domestic violence shelter.The numbers are 876-553-0372 or 876-929-2997.

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Let’s redouble our efforts to eradicate gender-based violence forever, urges Guterres

Observer on November 26th, 2020 | File Under Flair -

KINGSTON, Jamaica— United Nations Secretary‑General António Guterres has reiterated his appeal for the international community to work to end the “shadow pandemic of gender-based violence once and for all”.In his message to mark International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (IDEVAW) today, Guterres said in April this year he made the call, and is repeating it today.

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Tasha-Kay Wilson is quilling and able to bank on her art

Observer on November 23rd, 2020 | File Under Flair -

 IN years gone by when life gave her lemons, Tasha-Kay Vannessa Wilson would have probably gotten some flowers, fabric and fruit baskets and made an exquisite tropical centrepiece for a table. But this year, when life also tossed her a pandemic that cancelled all sizable events for the foreseeable future, the tenacious project manager, décor and events coordinator traded in her lemons for some paper and got to work.

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Serika Sterling - A strong foundation

Observer on November 23rd, 2020 | File Under Flair -

WHEN Serika Sterling was being anaesthetised for her Caesarean section to deliver her premature triplets in 2017, she knew that there was a high probability that she would not wake up again. The doctors explained to her that although they would do their best, there was no guarantee that either she or any of her babies would survive the surgery. Miraculously, the mother and all her babies made it out of the operating theatre, but she knew that after being born at just 27 weeks with…

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Serika Sterling - A STRONG FOUNDATION

Observer on November 23rd, 2020 | File Under Flair -

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What’s one relationship life lesson you learnt the hard way?

Observer on November 23rd, 2020 | File Under Flair -

LIFE lessons. They’re things from which useful knowledge or principles can be gleaned, according to definition, and they’re often the source of those deep quotes we post on our social media, after we’ve gone through, and learned from them. For many of us the lessons just need to be taught once and we learn; for others, it’s a work in progress as life slaps us with the schooling over and over until we get it.

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What does a great partner for your children look like?

Observer on November 23rd, 2020 | File Under Flair -

WHEN you were choosing your own life partner, there would have been some standards you wouldn’t have compromised on. But long before that, in the dating phase, what kinds of partners did you choose, and what was the reaction of your family and friends? Did you always choose wisely, or was it touch and go, a battle of wills between what your heart said, and what those with more experience and more wisdom said would happen?

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Ex husband owes maintenance

Observer on November 23rd, 2020 | File Under Flair -

 Dear Mrs Macaulay, My ex husband had been working until the start of the lockdown, when they were told to stay home. They were only called in when they were needed at work. Since the lockdown he hasn’t paid a cent for the children. Now he is waiting for his pension payout because he resigned and got another job. Are his children not entitled to a cut on this pension money?

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The Empowered Woman: From Victim to Survivor

Observer on November 23rd, 2020 | File Under Flair -

TO commemorate International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (IDEVAW) 2020, the Bureau of Gender Affairs will be engaging in a series of activities, which began with a church service yesterday.

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