Ministry of Health and Wellness Urgently Seeking to Contact Passengers on Three JetBlue Flights: COVID-19


We are still trying to cope with travelers. Please note and share with anyone who has been traveling recently:  Passengers on JetBlue FIights urged to contact Health Ministry KINGSTON, Jamaica. March 20, 2020:  The Ministry of Health & Wellness wishes to urgently make contact with all passengers, who travelled on the following flights: JetBlue Flight … More Ministry of Health and Wellness Urgently Seeking to Contact Passengers on Three JetBlue Flights: COVID-19

More on the Coronavirus (COVID-19): All Three Isolated Patients Test Negative


I have been writing so much (too much?) about what is now called COVID-19 in the past few weeks, including a Caribbean update yesterday for Global Voices. I just want to keep people informed. Today it’s good news for Jamaica, as three patients who were in isolation have tested negative for COVID-19. The other good … More More on the Coronavirus (COVID-19): All Three Isolated Patients Test Negative

Coronavirus, Influenza and Dengue Fever Updates for Jamaica


It seems that the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is by no means finished with us yet. Earlier today, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told journalists at a press briefing (full audio here) that:  “As of 6am Geneva time this morning, there are 24,363 confirmed 2019-nCoV cases in China, and 490 deaths. … More Coronavirus, Influenza and Dengue Fever Updates for Jamaica

A Refreshing New Health Minister, Children in Crisis and Vaz’s Vybz Upset Everyone: Wednesday, December 23, 2015


It’s Christmas Eve, and the streets of Kingston have turned into a turgid struggle of humans and cars for the past two weeks. I don’t know whether everyone is simply running around in ever-decreasing circles or whether this frenzied traffic has meaning and purpose; are people actually spending money this year? As for me, I … More A Refreshing New Health Minister, Children in Crisis and Vaz’s Vybz Upset Everyone: Wednesday, December 23, 2015

MBS (Missing Baby Syndrome): It’s Real


Three days ago, our small grandson Marley was scooped up in a Virgin Atlantic “cradle” at Sangster International Airport and placed on board a plane bound for London, along with his parents. And what about us, Marley’s lovestruck grandparents? We were left behind, to drive sadly and quietly back to Kingston in the gathering dusk. When … More MBS (Missing Baby Syndrome): It’s Real