Donation of Personal Protective Equipment from Food for the Poor and Partners to South East Regional Health Authority

I greatly admire the work of Food for the Poor in Jamaica. I have seen for myself the dedication and drive to ease the plight of the most vulnerable.  KINGSTON, Jamaica. Friday, May 29, 2020:  The South East Regional Health Authority (SERHA) received Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and other items including mattresses, critical care patient monitors … More Donation of Personal Protective Equipment from Food for the Poor and Partners to South East Regional Health Authority

350 Cases of COVID-19 in Jamaica, and Sad Stories Too

The past few days have been difficult in terms of numbers, as testing has increased (395 in the past 24 hours). Once again, more than half of the cases are connected to the call centre in St. Catherine, which is still quarantined. The issue of stigma and discrimination – fueled by fear and ignorance and … More 350 Cases of COVID-19 in Jamaica, and Sad Stories Too

Director General of Japan’s Latin America and Caribbean Bureau Visits Minister Johnson Smith

I often mention the support given to Jamaica by the Japanese Government, because I like their focus and the projects that they choose to fund. So, here is a little overview about a diplomatic visit this week. I’m concerned about the coffee industry. I also did not know there were as many as 40 Japanese volunteers … More Director General of Japan’s Latin America and Caribbean Bureau Visits Minister Johnson Smith

Acting Locally for International Peace Day: Thursday, September 21 (Please Wear Blue!)

International Peace Day is tomorrow – Thursday, September 21, 2017. In Jamaica, peace is a big issue. As the Dalai Lama and others have said – “peace” does not just mean “absence of violence.” It is much more than that, and we need to work on it –  together. The Violence Prevention Alliance (see contact details … More Acting Locally for International Peace Day: Thursday, September 21 (Please Wear Blue!)

No Surprises, Standing and Walking Out and Replanting Trees: Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The days are galloping along amidst golden sunshine and light showers. The garden is blossoming and as Bob Marley would say, “The weather is sweet.” A big day yesterday: I am not sure why the scheduled (and announced in advance) press briefing by the National Housing Trust (NHT) could not have been streamed live. Wasn’t it important … More No Surprises, Standing and Walking Out and Replanting Trees: Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Chik V Weariness, Poll Shockers and The Hospital Floor: Monday, October 13, 2014

I promised a post for Sunday, and I am a woman of my word. Sorry though – it’s Monday. Having said that, my reason for taking a break last week was because I had “stuff” going on. But the stuff was thrown out the window when “chik v” arrived, just nine days ago. I am … More Chik V Weariness, Poll Shockers and The Hospital Floor: Monday, October 13, 2014