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And to get real work experience, you need a job, and most jobs will require you to have had either real work experience or a graduate degree.
Donald Norman
 
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Law Facts
 
 
THE WOMEN (EMPLOYMENT OF) ACT of 2nd March, 1942 :

  • Section 3 (1) states that no woman shall be employed in night work (period of at least eleven consecutive hours including the interval between ten o’clock in the evening and five o’clock in the morning) except where the night work is....
 
(a) for the purpose of completing work commenced by day and interrupted by some unforeseeable cause which could not be prevented by reasonable care; or
 
(b) necessary to preserve raw materials, subject to rapid deterioration, from certain loss; or (c) that of a responsible position of management held by a woman who is not ordinarily engaged in manual work; or
 
(d) carried on in connection with the preparation, treatment, packing, transportation or shipment of fresh fruit; or
 
(e) that of nursing and of caring for the sick; or
 
(f) carried on in a cinematograph or other theatre while such theatre is open to the public; or
 
(g) carried on in connection with a hotel or guesthouse, or with a bar, restaurant or club; or
 
(h) carried on by a Pharmacist registered under the Pharmacy Act.
 
 
  • Secion 3 (2) notes that the total hours of employment (by day and night) of a woman who is permitted to be employed in night work under the provisions of paragraphs (g) and (h) of subsection (1) shall in no case exceed ten hours in any twenty-four hours.
 
  • On September 1, 1961, An additional 25 trades and occupations were added in which women may be allowed to be employed in night work, subject to a simiIar limitation as to hours of employment as is imposed by section 3 (2) these included Newspaper Publishing, Tele-Communications and Carbonated Beverages Manfacturing to name a few.

  • Failure to comply with these regulations according to the act could result the employer being fine a sum not exceeding forty dollars ($40.00), or on a second or subsequent conviction for any such offence, to such fine or to imprisonment with or without hard labour or a term not exceeding six months.
 
 
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Funny Facts
 
 
THE FLOGGING REGULATION ACT
Approval of instrument by the Minister on the 26th day of January 1965:
 
Now Section 5 of the Flogging Regulation Act of March 1903 stated that no sentence of flogging at the time shall be carried out except with an instrument approved by the Minister :
 
So in the Flogging Regulations act in 1965 described the approved instrument as such:
 
"I, the Minister, hereby approve as the instrument with which sentences of flogging shall be carried out, the cat-o-nine tails. that is to say, a rope whip consisting of a round wooden handle twenty inches long, and one to one and one-half inches in diameter with nine thongs of cotten cord attached to one end of the handle, each thong being thirty inches long and not more than three-sixteenths of an inch in diameter, and knotted at the end or whipped at the end with cotton twine".
 
See below a cat -o-nine tail.
 
Cat o nine tail illustration, the approved instrument for flogging in the Jamaica in 1965.
 
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