Grow what we eat – Eat what we grow!

November 28th, 2019

Have you ever looked at the place of origin of your favourite snacks? You may be surprised by the number of  products that are imported from other countries. I did a quick survey in my own cupboard and realized that out of ten items only two stated that they were made in Jamaica. Why are [...]


Should you buy imported or locally produced products?

November 11th, 2018

There has been a recent report about imported chicken entering the Jamaican market.  This has led to a rather interesting question – should you buy local or  imported products? Local Products vs Imported Products Producers of local products often have a strong customer base.  These customers have been buying the product for generations and will [...]


‘What goes around comes around’

August 10th, 2010

I thought the price increase announced by the cement company recently seemed a bit harsh,  especially when it came on the heels of other companies trying to relieve the assault on consumers’ pockets during these hard times.   I was surprised to read the headline, ‘Cement Company Flounders’ in an article published in The Gleaner August 6, 2010. Well maybe I was not [...]


Jamaican Vacation

August 5th, 2010

Since the economic squeeze shows no sign of letting go, families have had to ‘downsize’ their vacation plans.  I have always been a believer of the idea that if we enjoy Jamaica then we will be more willing to protect it.  Of course, the cost to stay at some resorts makes them unreachable for the average [...]