Help for homeless mother and child

The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, CD, MP The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, CD, MP

Kingston, 31 January 2021 – The woman who was featured on national television sleeping on the street with her young child is getting help.

The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, says the woman has been taken from the street “and at this time she is in a facility with her son.”

According to Minister Grange, “provision has been made for [the accommodation and meals of the mother and child] for the next few days until I’m able to make permanent arrangements for [them].”

The Minister said she had to “personally deal with [the situation because] the system is not ready to deal with it immediately… and I’m going to kick in the system next week.”

Minister Grange said many Jamaicans had reached out to offer assistance to the mother and child.

“I’m happy that Jamaicans still care,” said Minister Grange.

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Minister's charge

I remain hopeful because of the giftedness of the Jamaican people; their warmth and creativity; their dynamism and indomitable spirit that have resulted in excellence in all sectors.

It is by tapping into the gifts and awakening the spirit of the Jamaican people that we will, by God’s grace, re-group, re-engineer and re-open to a brighter future with Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport.

Olivia Grange

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