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

COVID-19: United Kingdom Added to Countries with Travel Restrictions for Jamaica

Across the Caribbean, Governments are tightening up on travel restrictions. Our first two cases of COVID-19 in Jamaica were “imported” from the United Kingdom, and so were several other cases in the region. My personal view is that Prime Minister Boris Johnson has made matters worse over there by apparently embracing the concept of “herd … More COVID-19: United Kingdom Added to Countries with Travel Restrictions for Jamaica

Statement by Jamaican Minister of Health and Wellness on COVID-19: March 2, 2020

Here is this evening’s statement, as anxiety over COVID-19 is slowly building in Jamaica. News of three countries in the Caribbean now being affected has been concerning. Please see the full text below: National Statement: COVID-19  Delivered by the Minister of Health & Wellness Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton 2 March 2020 The new Coronavirus … More Statement by Jamaican Minister of Health and Wellness on COVID-19: March 2, 2020

COVID-19 Jamaica Update: More Countries Added to Travel Restrictions

As the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads rapidly beyond China, Minister of Health and Wellness Christopher Tufton released the following statement this morning (Thursday, February 27, 2020): We wish to use this opportunity to provide the country with an update on the novel coronavirus/COVID-19. EXPANDED TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS The Ministry of Health and Wellness wishes to advise … More COVID-19 Jamaica Update: More Countries Added to Travel Restrictions

Environment/Climate Change News, Sunday, July 17, 2016: Mosquito Fogging, Overwater Suites, Haiti’s Greening, More

Here’s my latest selection of ten interesting articles. I hope you find something to explore here. I have included links (some are embedded, just click on the word/s). Feedback is welcome! Jamaica and the Caribbean: The International Seabed Authority, which regulates deep seabed mining, is currently holding its 22nd session at its Kingston headquarters, and is making an … More Environment/Climate Change News, Sunday, July 17, 2016: Mosquito Fogging, Overwater Suites, Haiti’s Greening, More

Leaving a Legacy: How Should Our Leaders Be Remembered?

Dennis Chung has always been one of my favorite private sector people, as he has a refreshingly straightforward approach and an ability to boil things down to their essentials. I saw a snippet of a speech he gave a few days ago at the University College of the Caribbean (UCC) on television, and asked him … More Leaving a Legacy: How Should Our Leaders Be Remembered?

African Postman: The Leadership is the Problem, Not Kenyans

I follow a political blog written by Patrick Gathara (whom I also follow on Twitter – @gathara) a cartoonist and commentator based in Kenya. I am reposting his latest article here, because I often find Mr. Gathara’s posts reflect in an almost uncanny way the situation in Jamaica – the way we think, and the … More African Postman: The Leadership is the Problem, Not Kenyans

The In-Between Blues: Freewheeling down to 2013

It’s an odd time of year. I often feel confused, but the predominant feeling is sheer, unadulterated laziness. I ought to be doing something constructive, I don’t know what. But I don’t feel like doing it. I want to continue slumped on the sofa, watching DVDs and finishing off the amazing box of dark chocolates … More The In-Between Blues: Freewheeling down to 2013