Caribbean’s different gender gap: women rise, men stagnate

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In this Feb. 5, 2015 photo, Ravn Rae sits behind the counter of her smoking supplies store, Mez, located in a hotel complex in Kingston, Jamaica. Some of Rae's acquaintances suggested she would have difficulty succeeding in a niche trade dominated by men, but about a year-and-a-half after launching her store, her company is growing and she’s proving doubters wrong in a Caribbean country where women have made such big advances in professions once dominated by men that a new U.N. study says it has the world’s highest proportion of female bosses. (AP Photo/David McFadden)KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — When the young woman was preparing to open a business in Jamaica selling pipes, vaporizers and other smoking paraphernalia, some acquaintances suggested she would have difficulty succeeding in a niche trade dominated by men.

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