Medical Association of Jamaica Concerned About Health Impacts of Ganja on our Youth


The topic of ganja is never far from the news in Jamaica. Ganja is our word for marijuana. It is now a minor ticketable offence to possess two ounces of ganja under the Dangerous Drugs (Amendment) Act of 2015. Cultivation of five or fewer plants in any one household is also allowed; and Rastafarians may use … More Medical Association of Jamaica Concerned About Health Impacts of Ganja on our Youth

Clarendon Youth Need a Little Help for Their “Heads Up” This Summer


It is a difficult time for our young people. The long summer stretches ahead and it is especially hard for youth in the more economically challenged communities around the island to find activities that will offer them new, uplifting educational opportunities (and also fun and relaxation) . The Clarendon Youth Information Centre (CIYC) organized a great … More Clarendon Youth Need a Little Help for Their “Heads Up” This Summer

Revolving Issues, Costly Matters and a Fraudster Out of Jail: Thursday, January 22, 2015


I often get the sense in Jamaica that things are repeating themselves, over and over. It’s a bit like a revolving door: People (and problems) come in, stay for a little while and then go back out through the door, only to come straight back in again just when you thought they had gone. It’s … More Revolving Issues, Costly Matters and a Fraudster Out of Jail: Thursday, January 22, 2015

It’s July So It’s Hot: Wednesday, July 2, 2014


The drought tightens its grip, and World Cup fever is higher than ever in Kingston town. The weekend was sickly hot – and quiet, as we buried ourselves in football. Meanwhile…tons of news! Here we go… The Police Commissioner resigned/retired: Commissioner Ellington announced his resignation (or retirement after 34 years) with almost immediate effect. Deputy Commissioner … More It’s July So It’s Hot: Wednesday, July 2, 2014