Archive for July 8th, 2015

Wives of Caribbean leaders urged to address Teenage Pregnancy in the Region

UN URGES WIVES OF CARIBBEAN LEADERS TO APPLY BEDROOM PRESSURE TO TWEAK TEENAGE PREGNANCY IN REGION

By Ewalt (Waltie) Ainsworth

Last week when the Caribbean heads of Government…..all men … were meeting in Barbados for the annual 36th planning meeting, the wives were out in Belize strategizing and planning petticoat details to tweak and curb teenage pregnancy in the region.

A disturbing statistic was revealed that 70 per cent of women under 19 have a child or two. To aggravate this situation the traditional support system is no longer there. Parents and grandparents are oft times absent and the spouse is missing, unemployed, in jail or visible in the drug trade. As a result the health and socioeconomic conditions of the children is often affected. Continue reading