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April 30, 2021, 5:03 p.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: PW-PRACTICE-3

"During a recently aired episode of the popular American television court program – Divorce Court, a 26-year-old man by the name of Korin Taylor made some surprising statements that have seemingly infuriated many Jamaicans. During the episode, Judge Lynn Toler asks Korin: 'Did you really tell her you wanted two girlfriends?' Korin then responds saying: 'She knew where my family come from. My family comes from Jamaica…they have about seven wives….seven wives, seven girlfriends….as long as they take care of each other…it’s ok.' Scores of individuals have since used social media to voice their opinions on Korin’s statements. Suzanne Simpson writes: 'Which Jamaica is he from? Cause that ain’t happening...more
April 30, 2021, 4:48 p.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: PW-PRACTICE-3

"He explained, however, that there are specific circumstances in which a man can have more than one wife in a religious context, without encroaching on Jamaican civil laws against polygamy. 'When an Islamic man marries based on civil law, he would be granted a civil certificate, and he would also be performing the religious ceremony that goes with it as well. So he will also get a certificate that states that he is married in accordance with Islamic laws, as well as in accordance with the law of the land,' Maknoon explained. 'If he decides to marry a second wife, he would only be able to marry her in accordance...more
April 30, 2021, 4:46 p.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: PW-DATA-1

"In the meantime, acting president of the Islamic Council of Jamaica, Mekaeel Maknoon, explained that there are at least three Islamic males living on the island with more than one wife. Those persons, he said, were married overseas and came to the island as wedded couples" (para 10).
April 19, 2021, 4:21 p.m.
Countries: Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Brazil, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Fiji, Germany, Guyana, Honduras, Hungary, Jamaica, Japan, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Maldives, Mauritius, Moldova, Montenegro, New Zealand, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Suriname, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, Ukraine, United States, Venezuela, Vietnam
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-2

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April 19, 2021, 3:55 p.m.
Countries: Algeria, Armenia, Bahamas, Botswana, Brunei, Cape Verde, Chile, Fiji, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Macedonia, Montenegro, Namibia, Oman, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan
Variables: AOM-SCALE-3

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April 19, 2021, 3:54 p.m.
Countries: Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Cote D'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, D R Congo, Denmark, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, North Korea, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Rwanda, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam
Variables: AOM-SCALE-2

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April 7, 2021, 10:31 p.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"In 2020, 100% of births in Jamaica were attended by skilled health personnele" (p45 ).
April 7, 2021, 10:16 p.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

"In 2016, the life expectancy at birth in Jamaica was 73.6 years for males and 78.5 years for females" (p 44).
April 2, 2021, 9:47 a.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: IM-DATA-1

"In 2018, the under-five mortality rate in Jamaica was 14 per 1000 live births" (p 45).
March 31, 2021, 3:37 p.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: MMR-SCALE-1

"In 2017, the maternal mortality ratio for women in Jamaica was 80 per 100,000 live births" (p 45).
March 31, 2021, 3:22 p.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"In 2017, the maternal mortality ratio for women in Jamaica was 80 per 100,000 live births" (p 45).
March 30, 2021, 7:36 p.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"From 2010-2017 in Jamaica the proportion of ever-partnered women and girls aged 15-49 years subjected to physical and/or sexual violence by a current or former intimate partner in the previous 12 months was 9%" (p 68).
March 19, 2021, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: BR-DATA-1

"The adolescent birth rate from 2010-2018 in Jamaica is 51.7 per 1000 women aged 15-19 years" (p 52).
March 8, 2021, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Albania, Algeria, Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, China, Comoros, Cuba, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Georgia, Ghana, Indonesia, Israel, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mongolia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Philippines, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Suriname, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-1

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Jan. 18, 2021, 3:46 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Costa Rica, Cote D'Ivoire, D R Congo, Djibouti, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Mauritius, Mexico, Morocco, Namibia, New Zealand, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Yemen, Zimbabwe
Variables: ABO-SCALE-1

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Jan. 14, 2021, 7:14 p.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-4

In Jamaica in 2010, women comprised 24.5% of the police force.
Jan. 2, 2021, 12:15 p.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-2

Jamaica does not have conscription.
Dec. 30, 2020, 12:09 p.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-1

“Opportunities for women in the [Jamaica Defence Force] are no different from those of men.”
Dec. 30, 2020, 12:06 p.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-1

“Women were recruited into the [Jamaica Defence Forces] for the first time in 1976 when the JDF Women’s Unit was formed as a sub-unit of the Support and Services Battalion.”
Nov. 19, 2020, 1:28 p.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: AFE-SCALE-1

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Nov. 19, 2020, 1:28 p.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: GP-SCALE-2

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Nov. 19, 2020, 1:28 p.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

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Nov. 19, 2020, 1:28 p.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

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Nov. 19, 2020, 1:28 p.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: BR-SCALE-1

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Nov. 19, 2020, 1:28 p.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: MMR-SCALE-2

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Nov. 19, 2020, 1:28 p.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: ISSA-SCALE-1

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Nov. 19, 2020, 1:28 p.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: DV-SCALE-5

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Nov. 19, 2020, 1:28 p.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: DV-SCALE-4

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Nov. 19, 2020, 1:28 p.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: DV-SCALE-3

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Nov. 19, 2020, 1:28 p.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: DV-SCALE-2

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