Jamaica Observer http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/ JamaicaObserver.com, the most concise and in-depth website for news coverage on Jamaica and the Caribbean. Updated daily 7 days a week, 24 hours a day en-us copyright Jamaica Observer, 2011 Annual Muminar helps mothers unveil the real self http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Annual-Muminar-helps-mothers-unveil-the-real-self_17919897 UNVEILING the real woman beneath the mask was what over 600 women did recently when they gathered at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel to share their experiences at Muminar, a seminar put on for mothers by Young Mummy Diaries. Local News Wed, 26 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT Gov’t moves to increase girl coders http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Gov-t-moves-to-increase-girl-coders_18015549 TWENTY-FIVE female students, aged 11 to 15 years, are being trained to become coders as part of the Government's thrust to increase skills in information technology for national development, and boost the number of women in the male-dominated field. Local News Wed, 26 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT Stop abusing our girls! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Stop-abusing-our-girls-_18014709 The campaign, dubbed 'Nuh Guh Deh', was developed as a method to discourage men from engaging in sexual activities with underaged girls, with hopes of ending occurrences of violence against women. Local News Wed, 26 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT The lies men tell http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/The-lies-men-tell_17916787 SOMETIMES it seems that the art of lying is taught to boys as part of their initiation into manhood, as for many women, finding an honest man is as unlikely as finding a snowball in hell. All Woman Mon, 24 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT Paging Dr Halsall http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Paging-Dr-Halsall_17981730 HE'S fondly called 'Trapper', for the old television series, Trapper John MD, which featured the likeable and compassionate surgeon and mentor at San Francisco Memorial Hospital. All Woman Mon, 24 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT 'Orange' the world in 16 days http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/-Orange--the-world-in-16-days_17982580 TOMORROW, November 25, is the International Day to End Violence Against Women. It will kick off 16 days of global activism, until December 10, to halt this gross violation of women's human rights that affects at least one in three women and girls worldwide. All Woman Mon, 24 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT My best daddy advice http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/My-best-daddy-advice_17981689 THERE are certain conversations and life lessons that only a father can teach and teach effectively, even though mothers have been praised for playing the 'father' role. And in accordance with International Men's Day, celebrated last Wednesday, November 19, All Woman asked dads what's the best advice they have, and will pass on to their children. All Woman Mon, 24 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT Are men's rights given as much prominence as women's rights? http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Are-men-s-rights-given-as-much-prominence-as-women-s-rights_17982638 INTERNATIONAL Men's Day was celebrated on November 19, under the theme, 'Working together for men and boys'. All Woman Mon, 24 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT Gold Couture http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Gold-Couture_17982862 It was a perfect social respite Wednesday last at Flirt Boutique to get over the midweek hump -- a fashionable capsule holiday collection of on-trend dresses and outfits -- paired with champagne sips and fab gourmet finger fare catered by Jacqui Tyson. Flirt's proprietor Jennifer Azan, partnering with Scotiabank's Gold MasterCard and Jamaica Observer Salut!, laid out a literal red carpet, welcoming shoppers and Scotiabank execs into her Manor Park boutique, for an in-store fashion show dubbed Gold Couture. Get outfit ideas for the holiday season as AW takes you to the event. Local Lifestyle Mon, 24 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT About paternity leave http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/About-paternity-leave_17974678 OCCASIONALLY the issue will come up at men's forums, that Jamaica should seek to emulate other countries in awarding fathers paternity leave, as exists for new mothers under the law. All Woman Mon, 24 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT New wife wants marriage annulled http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/New-wife-wants-marriage-annulled_17956038 Dear Mrs Macaulay, All Woman Mon, 24 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT Quit chasing those diet dreams http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Quit-chasing-those-diet-dreams_17982718 SO many persons spend their adult lives running from one diet fad to another, hoping that they will find that silver bullet to blast away all their fat once and for all. So "carbs are the enemy", "eggs are bad for you", "vegetarian is the way to go!", and the list goes on and on. They are also very surprised that in spite of how well they may have done on a crash diet, the weight seems to come right back or even increase when the diet is over. The simple reason is this: There is no silver bullet. All Woman Mon, 24 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT HUGE BELLY http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/HUGE-BELLY_17983300 Dear Donovan, All Woman Mon, 24 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT VOWS - Together At Last http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/VOWS---Together-At-Last_17925674 How They Met... Local Lifestyle Mon, 24 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT AW Poll Results - Tall tales http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/AW-Poll-Results---Tall-tales_17967026 We asked: All Woman Mon, 24 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT AW Feedback - Nov 17 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/AW-Feedback---Nov-17_17966993 Natalie soars All Woman Mon, 24 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT China hospital gives men chance to experience pain of childbirth http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/China-hospital-gives-men-chance-to-experience-pain-of-childbirth_18003001 JINAN, China (Reuters) — A hospital in eastern China is offering fathers-to-be a chance to experience the pain of childbirth after several new moms complained they got little sympathy from their partners. International Mon, 24 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT 'Dyeing' to make a living http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/-Dyeing--to-make-a-living_17983284 SOCIAL enterprise organisation Daughters of Indigo has discovered a new cash crop to improve the livelihood of young women living in St Thomas. All Woman Sun, 23 Nov 2014 01:00:00 GMT He's always broke http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/He-s-always-broke_17956041 Dear Counsellor, All Woman Sat, 22 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT Vows - Straight To The Heart http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Vows---Straight-To-The-Heart_17927973 If the groom was the least bit anxious, there were no outward signs of frayed nerves to suggest it. Richard Howard Delano Forbes Jr, looking absolutely smart in a cobalt blue Carlton Brown tuxedo, was a picture of calm waiting in the front pew of the Webster Memorial United Church for the much-anticipated arrival of his bride, Ro-yen Simone Chin, on Saturday, November 8. All Woman Sat, 22 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT Women say banks not supporting non-traditional businesses http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Women-say-banks-not-supporting-non-traditional-businesses_17974427 SEVERAL women who turned out at the launch of Women's Entrepreneurship Day (WED) yesterday raised the issue of the lack of support from the banking sector for non-traditional businesses and female entrepreneurs. Local News Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00:10:00 GMT Great baby-friendly home remedies http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Great-baby-friendly-home-remedies_17966771 Cuts and scrapes, bites and rashes are all a regular part of being a child and choosing the right cream or bandage to treat the various ailments can be perplexing. Back in the day, parents didn't have to worry much because grandma's advice was free, and it included various home remedies that worked just as well or even better than store-bought ones. All Woman Wed, 19 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT Easy toilet training http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Easy-toilet-training_17966582 IT's best to begin potty training between the ages of two and three. Do not start too early! All Woman Wed, 19 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT Parental attitudes may contribute to kids' chronic constipation http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Parental-attitudes-may-contribute-to-kids--chronic-constipation_17966707 CHILD rearing practices and attitudes could be contributing factors when kids have chronic constipation issues, according to a new study from the Netherlands. All Woman Wed, 19 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT Young & Green http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Young---Green_17966584 Jack Bacchas will celebrate his birthday this Friday, November 21. Happy birthday greetings from mom and dad, grandparents, uncles, cousins, godparents and friends. All Woman Wed, 19 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT