Ministry of Health and Wellness Says No Doctor, Nurse or Frontline Staff Member Has Tested Positive for COVID-19


Our neighborhood is so quiet that you can hear a pin drop. Everyone is staying home, and no one is making a sound. There is very little traffic. The birds seem to be singing much more loudly; they are almost muted sometimes by the human noise. Now the volume is up on nature sounds in general. … More Ministry of Health and Wellness Says No Doctor, Nurse or Frontline Staff Member Has Tested Positive for COVID-19

Jamaica Welcomes 140 Medical Professionals from Cuba


I am quickly sharing this latest news with you. There will be more to follow tomorrow – and on Monday, when Prime Minister Andrew Holness is expected to update the nation after the regular Cabinet meeting. Can we expect more stringent measures related to COVID-19?  KINGSTON, Jamaica. 21 March 2020: Jamaica today welcomed 140 Cuban medical … More Jamaica Welcomes 140 Medical Professionals from Cuba

Health Ministry Takes Measures to Stem the Tide of Dengue Infections


This year’s prevalence of dengue fever is definitely higher than last year. It has been fairly warm and also quite wet. There are several ways in which you can discourage the mosquito from breeding around your house, including properly disposing of garbage (which can often harbour little breeding spots) and covering all water containers. Put … More Health Ministry Takes Measures to Stem the Tide of Dengue Infections

The Governor General Speaks About Goodwill: Goodness and Love


Yesterday afternoon at King’s House, the residence of the Governor General of Jamaica, was a rather moving experience for me. The occasion was the donation of six new ambulances to St. John Jamaica by the Japanese Government. I will write some more about this generous donation, but meanwhile wanted to share the Governor General’s speech … More The Governor General Speaks About Goodwill: Goodness and Love

The Childish Senate, The Cannabis Cluster and Congrats to an Arsenal Fan: Sunday, November 1, 2015


It’s been a difficult week. You know how sad news sometimes really hurts, while some indulge in the petty and the trivial? At least the gentle rains and persistent showers this week may have washed some of the pain away. Political pettiness: The debate on the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) remained in the doldrums last … More The Childish Senate, The Cannabis Cluster and Congrats to an Arsenal Fan: Sunday, November 1, 2015

Water Twice a Week, Blood Running Cold and Still No Fire Boats: Monday, September 21, 2015


I dwelt on politics a great deal in my last post; but there are many other things happening. So let’s put all those shenanigans on one side this time – except, perhaps, to mention that the ruling People’s National Party (PNP) held its 77th Annual Conference over the weekend. Political party conferences mean booming sounds … More Water Twice a Week, Blood Running Cold and Still No Fire Boats: Monday, September 21, 2015

The PM Is Here But The Soup Is Boiling Over, 60 Dead Buses, Nurses On Sick-Out: Tuesday, September 15, 2015


I’m not sure if there’s something in the water (or perhaps it’s the shortage) over the weekend, but the last few days things have gone a little “bonkers,” to coin a lovely English phrase. Or perhaps it was the wild and wonderful thunderstorm that moved quickly over and might have turned some Jamaicans’ heads. Who … More The PM Is Here But The Soup Is Boiling Over, 60 Dead Buses, Nurses On Sick-Out: Tuesday, September 15, 2015