The Cost of Health Care

August 30th, 2018

Have you ever had to be in hospital or visit the doctor’s office? Well if not, count yourself as one of the fortunate ones.  Of course no one wants to get sick but what if you suddenly became ill?  Would you be able to afford it? The issue of affordable health care has plagued the [...]


Removing sugary drinks from schools- Is it enough?

June 13th, 2018

Sugar used to be king in Jamaica many centuries ago.  The cultivation of sugar cane was a staple among many areas on the island. Even though times have changed, you can still see the impact that sugar has had on our lifestyle. Popularity of Sugar Jamaicans have always loved using sugar in their preparation of [...]


Smoking cigarettes – Watching your money go up in smoke!

June 12th, 2013

Teri Ann Renee Paisley, Gleaner Online Writer As a concerned consumer there is one product that really grabs my attention and that is the cigarette. I have never bought a cigarette, but that does not mean I have never smoked. That’s because even though someone else has chosen to smoke a cigarette, if I am [...]


Imported Tissue – Are doubts about its use wiped clean?

March 25th, 2013

Teri Ann Renee Paisley, Gleaner Online Writer Something as elemental as selecting a brand of tissue has always struck me as a simple choice. I routinely chose the cheaper brand without much deliberation. After all, its basically the same product designed to fulfill a necessary function. The thought of reading the label to decide whether [...]



January 8th, 2012

Once again I read of those who continue to reap what they did not sow. This was reported by the Gleaner on January 6,2012,”Reports are that about 8.00 a.m. today, a farmer of Middlesex district in Guys Hill discovered that some 200 pounds of sweet pepper were stolen from his farm. These sweet peppers were [...]


Jamaican health care gets failing grade

October 11th, 2011

I can guarantee that no one wants to be in need of medical attention.   Added to the obvious fact that no one has perfect health there is always the likelihood of being at a hospital because of an accident.   I recently had that truth brought home to me when I was faced with [...]