Toddler Captures the Hearts of Police Officers

Greeting a toddler

Police officers at the Kingston Central Police Station presented gifts to the toddler who captured their hearts when they found him abandoned as a newborn two years ago. The child is being cared for at the Glenhope Nursery. Sergeant Althea Blackstock and her colleagues from the Kingston Central Police Division …

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CDA Assisting Wards with Life after State Care

Former ward of the State Dwayne Haynes (second right) recently accepting scholarships from COJO.  From left, Minister of Youth and Culture the Hon. Lisa Hanna; Founder and President of Children Outreach of Jamaica Gary Williams.

As the Child Development Agency (CDA) steps up its own effort to assist wards to better transition from State care, CEO Carla Francis-Edie is encouraging families, the community and members of corporate Jamaica to help in supporting this vulnerable group. For many decades and in various parts of the world, …

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CDA Concerned about Media Reports on Seaforth Teen


The Child Development Agency (CDA) is deeply concerned about the information now circulating in the press about the Agency’s intervention with one of the teens allegedly involved in the Seaforth incident. The CDA wishes to state that the Agency has NOT released any official statement on the matter concerning its …

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Spanish Jamaican-Foundation Donates to Children’s Homes

Spanish Ambassador to Jamaica Her Excellency Celsa Nuño (left) donates personal hygiene items and medical supplies on behalf or the Spanish-Jamaican Foundation, to eight government child care facilities. Here the Ambassador examines the container of products with CDA’s CEO Carla Francis Edie (second right); Blossom Gardens Children’s Home Facilities Manager Paola Genas-Brown; Interim Manager at Muirton Boys Home Esther McFarlane-Gooden,  and CDA’s Director of Children and Family Programmes Audrey Budhi

As part of its continued support for the development of Jamaica’s children, the Spanish-Jamaican Foundation has generously donated hygiene products and medical supplies to eight Government residential child care facilities. The products, which were contributed with the kind assistance of CARIMED, included personal grooming and oral hygiene products, among others. …

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