Partnership for Women’s Health and Wellbeing: Submission to Parliamentary Committee Considering Abortion Law Reform


On Tuesday, June 5, 2018, Juliet Cuthbert Flynn, a Government Member of Parliament, tabled the following motion in the House of Representatives: MOTION TABLED IN PARLIAMENT BY Juliet Cuthbert Flynn, MP, West Rural St. Andrew (JLP) “BE IT RESOLVED that this Honourable House consider the recommendations of the Abortion Policy Group, which was established to … More Partnership for Women’s Health and Wellbeing: Submission to Parliamentary Committee Considering Abortion Law Reform

Health Matters


It seems health issues are never far away from the top of the agenda in Jamaica. There is so much to be done, and resources only go so far. There are so many weaknesses in our public health system, and there always seems to be a new challenge looming on the horizon. One huge headache … More Health Matters

Hope in Times of Nutritional Crisis


Following on from my last post, here are some thoughts from Secretary General of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) José Graziano da Silva, ahead of next week’s Regional Conference in Montego Bay. I shared some thoughts on the obesity/hunger issue on Gleaner Blogs yesterday. These issues are so complex and interlocking, but solutions there are…and … More Hope in Times of Nutritional Crisis

WROC Says High Number of Illegal Abortions Begs Public Attention


As I mentioned in my blog a few days ago, I am glad that Health Minister Christopher Tufton has decided to address, in a thoughtful and holistic way, the issue of abortion – one that, for various reasons has been repeatedly swept under the carpet in this country. I am thankful too that the issue … More WROC Says High Number of Illegal Abortions Begs Public Attention

The Touch of the Master, TMZ Politicians and the Youth are Klicking: Saturday, November 21, 2015


It’s been a week of trying to pull themselves together for the Portia Simpson Miller administration, after the disastrous neonatal episode. And it’s been a couple of weeks of me trying to get my act together, after some long diversions. But I’m back. Sort of. Still although the following may seem a little out of … More The Touch of the Master, TMZ Politicians and the Youth are Klicking: Saturday, November 21, 2015

Environment vs Development: Having Your Cake and Eating It Too? For Jamaica Blog Day


This year’s theme for Jamaica Blog Day is as powerful as last year’s – the inaugural Day. Much appreciation to the founders of Jamaica Blog Day (if “founder” is the right word – perhaps “instigator” is better!) for this worthwhile effort. I feel that I have written (and thought) so much about this issue over the past … More Environment vs Development: Having Your Cake and Eating It Too? For Jamaica Blog Day