Mon | Apr 6, 2020

Commentary

WHEN, A week ago, this newspaper reported that panicked nurses at the private Hargreaves Memorial Hospital refused to treat a patient with symptoms of COVID-19, we assumed it was an aberration. Jamaican healthcare professionals were just that –...

As the COVID-19 pandemic gallops across the planet, leaving a trail of sickness, death and social upheaval in its wake, a debate has raged among lay people as well as medical professionals regarding who should be wearing masks. There is no argument...
Prime Minister Andrew Holness

MANY PEOPLE have convinced themselves that the only thing the Government is good at is public relations. Some have implied, in their utterances, that the lot of us who are impressed by Prime Minister Andrew Holness and his team have allowed...

There’s a way in football that a man can foul another player, even kick him to the ground, and then if the play of the ball isn’t to his advantage, turn around and offer the prostrate victim a hand up. Depending upon temperament, the victimised...

Good news can get lost in a time of crisis. But in these crisis-stricken times, good news is exactly what the people need to buoy their spirits amid the head-spinning statistics of sickness and death caused by the coronavirus. Jamaica’s history is...

Ever since the announcement of our first coronavirus case on March 10, 2020 in Jamaica, the issue of quarantine and all the attendant factors with it have become the subject of daily discussions in a very serious way. Some of us, myself included,...

Elvis Presley sang “Home is where the heart is” and, sentimentally speaking, it makes sense, but being confined to barracks for the past few days, even though voluntary, I wish that I had a detachable heart that I could leave at home while I go out...

PETER BUNTING’S initiative to support elderly people in his Central Manchester constituency who are confined to their homes because of the COVID-19 crisis is an idea worthy of being scaled up nationally, although not necessarily in the form...

A letter was published in The Gleaner on April 2, 2020, titled ‘Wrong move, PNP’. As a concerned citizen myself, I felt moved to respond to some of the conclusions made by the well-intentioned author with respect to what transpired regarding...

The weeks-old islandwide closure of bars and other places of nocturnal entertainment, followed by this week’s nightly 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. islandwide curfew, has confined most of us to our homes. Where spouses tend to quarrel, and children tend to...
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