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 [...]


Nuclear energy – a safe alternative for Jamaica?

April 26th, 2011

Nuclear energy conjures up images of  radiation leaks with disasterous health repercussions. Of course, that is the worse case scenario as nuclear energy has been used safely in many countries.  It has been proven to be a cheaper means of energy than oil. So could we in Jamaica benefit from nuclear energy? Well, financially it [...]


‘Hearty and Healthy’

October 29th, 2010

Jamaicans were not always known as being the most health conscious society.  However, more people are appreciating the fact that we can prevent many illnesses if we take proper care of ourselves.   The thrust of health education has had far reaching benefits.  If everyone adopts good health practices then there will be less need for doctors, [...]