St. John Jamaica Trains Volunteers on Zika Virus: What is Certain, and What is Not

February 13th, 2016

Has the Zika Virus been with us all along? This was the question that turned itself over and over in my mind, as I sat in on a training session for St. John Ambulance volunteers at their Kingston headquarters last week. Dr. Garth Officer seems to be of that opinion. The virus “is not new,” […]


The MAJ: Battling a Medical Tsunami

February 17th, 2015

The Medical Association of Jamaica (MAJ) is a venerable institution. In fact, it is half a century old this year – the oldest professional organization in Jamaica. Last week it launched its week-long Golden Jubilee celebrations, to take place from June 7 – 14. The week will include a Gala, Banquet and Awards Ceremony on […]