COVID-19 Cases at Missionaries of the Poor in Downtown Kingston

This is not very encouraging news, breaking on this rainy Sunday night. 74 positive cases from 125 samples seems a very high positivity rate. Meanwhile, I have not heard any more news about the situation at Mustard Seed Communities, another faith-based organization serving extremely vulnerable Jamaicans – where there has also been an outbreak. UPDATE: … More COVID-19 Cases at Missionaries of the Poor in Downtown Kingston

COVID-19 Update from Jamaica: Golden Age Home, Mustard Seed, and More

The Ministry of Health and Wellness held two press briefings this week – the first, with the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development, was to break the news of the outbreak at the Golden Age Home in Kingston. First of all, our latest COVID numbers (which are posted daily after 10:00 a.m. on the … More COVID-19 Update from Jamaica: Golden Age Home, Mustard Seed, and More

Sterile Mosquitoes On the Way, LNG Power, Questions About Conch: Jamaica on Saturday, May 7, 2016

It’s hard to believe that the month of May has begun and is well under way. In just a few weeks, the dreaded hurricane season will be here. For the last two years Jamaica has been fortunate – untouched by storms. How long will our luck hold out, I wonder? Thanks, Mr. Mosquito! The aedes aegypti … More Sterile Mosquitoes On the Way, LNG Power, Questions About Conch: Jamaica on Saturday, May 7, 2016

St. John Jamaica’s Volunteers of Hope for Children, Families Affected by HIV/AIDS

What do you know about the Order of St. John, and its work in Jamaica for the past 115 years?  Well, in future posts I will be telling you more about this effective, professional, faith-based non-profit organization that quietly goes about its work caring for the health of the Jamaican people – and people all … More St. John Jamaica’s Volunteers of Hope for Children, Families Affected by HIV/AIDS

U.S. Naval Ship “Comfort” To Provide Medical Services, Outreach in Jamaica, May 6 – 13

Here is a press release from the U.S. Embassy in Jamaica; the website is http://kingston.usembassy.gov   Minister of Health Dr. Fenton Ferguson and U.S. Ambassador to Jamaica Luis G. Moreno are pleased to announce that the USNS Comfort will visit Jamaica during the early part of May 2015. While berthed in Kingston, the Comfort’s crew will … More U.S. Naval Ship “Comfort” To Provide Medical Services, Outreach in Jamaica, May 6 – 13

Caring for Jamaicans with Special Needs

The Digicel Foundation continues its focus on strengthening educational and care facilities for Jamaicans with special needs, and they are really making a difference. I was not able to attend the opening of a multi-functional centre – the Care Plus Centre of Excellence – at the Jacob’s Ladder community in Moneague, St. Ann, last Wednesday, March … More Caring for Jamaicans with Special Needs

A Great “Dig” for Jamaican Bloggers

Well, the Jamaica Blog Awards are nearly upon us, and the “hype” is building! (Jamaicans love the word “hype” – it has become a slang word meaning “cool.”) As a blogger with over 350 blog posts under my belt – it’s amazing how they add up – I have recognized the importance of research. Blogging is not about writing off … More A Great “Dig” for Jamaican Bloggers