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Jamaica COVID-19: Day-20 - The Value of Quarantine

It has been 20 days since Jamaica first record its first COVID-19 case. Sadly there are 4 more reported cases, two with travel histories from New York, a health worker with contact to a know case and 1 under investigation.  This brings the COVID-19 cases in Jamaica to 36. New York has become the epicenter of the pandemic in the United States. These imported cases continue to justified the Jamaican government's decision to ban incoming passengers and impose the 14-day [...]

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Jamaica COVID-19: Day-19 - 2 more cases announced

Jamaica's first case of COVID-19 was announced on March 10, 2020. Today, 2 more cases have been announced bringing the total to 32 with sadly 1 death. So far 21 cases are listed as imported, 8 as local transmission and 3 are under investigation. There is some good news today. Firstly, the Jamaican government has announced they plan to ramp up testing. This is very important as the World Health Organisation (WHO) has been insisting that countries need to test in order [...]

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COVID-19 And Cleaning Up the Pollution

Why can't it be like this all the time? These thoughts have been going through my mind (and others have expressed it) as Mayor of Kingston Delroy Williams posted photos of the thorough sanitizing of busy traffic areas and markets in the city. The Mayor did point out that some cleaning is done monthly - perhaps we were not aware, but this does underline the point that a clean environment is essential for our public health. Over the years, we have [...]

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DRAG RACING : THE BEST DRAG RACE IN JAMAICA!

Where were you? Were you there? Did you see the race? Did you hear the machines? Were you buried in the tyre-smoke? What am I talking about? I will elucidate your dark screen in a bit. Drones are patrolling French streets. Patients are being flown to other countries. India, the UK and a significant number of countries worldwide, are under some degree of lock-down. Despite the shouting from the ignorant, Africa has not escaped. And for the first time, during peace, [...]

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CIRCUIT RACING : WHICH IS MORE EXCITING - CHASING OR LEADING?

I am totally ignoring the coronavirus. I am certain that at some point her engine will expire and her appetite for the despair she is creating worldwide will wane. She currently occupies over 120 countries - an illegal immigrant I might add. Apparently she does not fear Donald? Despite our relentless protests, she insists on continuing her rampage. So, the message remains the same. We are responsible for our own protection. Essentially, together we can slay coronavirus. Observe the prevention tips, [...]

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Budgeting during Lockdown!

As the financial landscape across countries all over the world has changed drastically overnight with the spread of COVID-19, persons are now being forced to change the way they budget. During the current virus pandemic many difficult decisions regarding budget have had to be made by families, businesses and governments. For example, what are necessities and what are luxuries? What can we live without? These questions might have had different answers if they were asked just a few weeks or days [...]

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Jamaica and Elusive GDP growth

Jamaica and Elusive GDP growth

The Editorial on September 12, 2019 – ‘Economic Growth Council and GDP trends’ highlights a disturbing paradox in our economy. How can we be spending so much on infrastructure but seeing any improveme...

HEROES OF SPEED : KYLE 'SPEEDY' GREGG WILL NOT BE CROWNED KING? Part 4

HEROES OF SPEED : KYLE 'SPEEDY' GREGG WILL NOT BE CROWNED KING? Part 4

We would dare say that the most successful and dominant race-car drivers are neither typical nor average human beings. We are not in possession of the scientific evidence to support the claim but, if...

Civil Society Collaborates to Influence Health Policy for Mothers and Infants

Civil Society Collaborates to Influence Health Policy for Mothers and Infants

As I entered the quiet, cozy Alhambra Inn recently, I stopped to look at the beautiful koi carp swirling in the water near the entrance. I was prepared to be inspired, not only by these majestic fi...

HEROES OF SPEED : KYLE 'SPEEDY' GREGG WILL NOT BE CROWNED KING? Final

HEROES OF SPEED : KYLE 'SPEEDY' GREGG WILL NOT BE CROWNED KING? Final

More recently, Andre Anderson  endured more contact that he anticipated during a duel with Kyle. Reports surfaced which suggested that Andre's performance during the event was severely hampered as a r...

The cost of being sick in Jamaica!

The cost of being sick in Jamaica!

It's flu season and I have a sore throat and a cough so I am already preparing myself for the full onset of the virus which might mean a trip to the doctor. Of course, not everyone visits the doctor f...

Restaurant Week 2019 Begins!

Restaurant Week 2019 Begins!

Okay so everyone has different times of the year that they excitedly wait for and my favorite month is November. Why is November so special to me? Well it's the time of the year when restaurants have...

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