Less people are getting married in Jamaica.

Director General of the Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN), Carol Coy recently revealed that marriages declined by nearly 5 percent from 2017 to 2018.

While speaking with Irie FM, she said:

“There were 16,719 marriages in 2018, a decline of 4.8 percent”.

She added: ” The divorce rate for 2018 was 20.4 divorces per 100 marriages compared to 16.4 divorces per 100 marriages in 2017.

Additionally, data from STATIN indicated that divorces have been on an upward trend since 2014.

1,744 divorces were granted in 2014, compared to 3,402 in 2018.

Contrastingly, marriages have been trending downward for over a decade.

21,692 people tied the knot in 2009, whereas only 16,719 took vows in 2018.

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Less people are getting married in Jamaica. Director General of the Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN), Carol Coy recently revealed that marriages declined by nearly 5 percent from 2017 to 2018. While speaking with Irie FM, she said: 'There were 16,719 marriages in 2018, a decline of 4.8 percent'. She added: ' The...

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