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Women in Jamaica’s Election

 The women in Jamaica’s election battleground By Marcia Forbes, PhDCJ Contributor Hillary v/s Bernie Politics is seen as a ‘dirty game’, unbecoming for the ‘fairer sex’. But women want in. They want a greater say in decisions that impact their …

In Martinique, Celebrating Women’s Art

 Above: last year’s Quand l’Art se fait femme festival in Martinique (Photo: RM) By the Caribbean Journal staff An extended festival in Martinique next month will be celebrating the work of female artists on the island. The celebration is called …

Which Caribbean Countries Have the Most Female Members of Parliament?

 Above: Grenada By the Caribbean Journal staff Across the world, female political representation continues to be an issue. Most recently, it’s become a significant issue in Jamaica, where the 51 Percent Coalition has been pushing for more women in Parliament …

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 By Marcia Forbes, PhDCJ Contributor MANY ARE quick to point out the sprinkling of women in top-level positions in Jamaica as representative of “woman power.” Then, too, the country has a female Prime Minister. These relatively few high profile women …

 By Marcia ForbesCJ Contributor Trinidadian & Jamaican, Working Together TWO DYNAMIC WOMEN, Racquel Goddard from Trinidad and Kellie Magnus from Jamaica, got together to pull off an event hosted in Jamaica on World Book Night, celebrated April 23. Facebook COO …

 By Marcia Forbes, PhDCJ Contributor We Waan Jostice! Who Cares? “We waan jostice.” This is the cry of many Jamaicans regularly shown on national television during nightly newscasts. This demand for justice (jostice in local parlance) is usually accompanied by …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia is mourning the loss of Heraldine “Ma” Rock, who became St Lucia’s first-ever female Member of Parliament when she won the election for the Castries South East constituency in 1974. Rock, who was …

 Above: Haiti PM Laurent Lamothe (Photo: OPM) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe launched a new programme Friday aimed at providing credit for female entrepreneurs. The initiative, called “Woz Kredi Power Fanm Lakay,” targets female entrepreneurs …

 Above: Martelly at the Hotel Karibe (Photo: OP) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Haitian woman is the foundation of the country’s society, and Haitian women must have full participation in the process of reconstruction, President Michel Martelly said Thursday …

 Above: MPs Sharon Ffolkes-Abrahams, Shahine Robinson and Denise Daley By Marcia Forbes, PhDCJ Contributor In the recently-concluded December2011 national elections the two major political parties in Jamaica, the People’s National Party (PNP) and the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), fielded a …

 Above: Dr Leith Dunn (UWI Gender Studies), Mrs. Judith Wedderburn (Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, FES), Her Excellency Mathu Joyini, High Commissioner, South África, Mrs. Lorna Green, founding member, Women Business Owners, Jamaica. By Marcia Forbes, PhD “The 51 Percent Coalition – …

 Above: Jamaican Culture Minister Olivia Grange By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaican Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture Olivia Grange is encouraging more women to enter representational politics in the country. Women’s involvement at that level can only help in …

 Above, from left: Jamaican Opposition Leader Portia Simpson Miller, MP Sharon Hay-Webster (JLP) and Culture Minister Olivia Grange By Marcia Forbes, PhDOp-Ed ContributorPatriarchy in Place The debate rages on around the world and is about to get really hot in …

 Above: Minister Dr Surujrattan Rambachan (UN Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad Foreign Minster Dr Surujrattan Rambachan called for the UN to recruit more women as mediators, especially from small island developing states like those in the Caribbean, saying …

 From left: Pauline Allen-Dean, Social Development Minister Loretta Butler-Turner and retired Assistant Commissioner of the Royal Bahamas Police Force Juanita Colebrooke (BIS Photo/Patrick Hanna) Bahamian Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham is working to support women’s empowerment in the country, with a …