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The potential for this North-South vaccine schism became sharply apparent in Jamaica this week with the revelations of how Jamaicans who travelled from the island to Britain were forced  into prolonged isolation and additional COVID-19 tests.

Jamaica’s decision to raise with its Caribbean Community (CARICOM) partners what the foreign affairs minister, Kamina Johnson Smith, casts as Britain’s non-transparent system for determining which COVID-19-vaccinated people are let into the...
COVID-19  has not only forced us to rethink our outlook on life and on things we’ve taken for granted over the years, but has also forced us to break down stereotypes and look outside the sandbox for answers.

Schools’ parent-teacher associations (PTAs) have a conflicting and often inconsistent reputation. Despite being the official vehicle for parents and teachers to drive concerns relating to the most critical stakeholder group in the school community...
A crowd swarms the National Arena vaccination site in Kingston. The key is the choice we make. We have options. We need not spend our time wallowing in ignorance and grief. The answer is obvious – “Take the damn vaccine.”

My thoughts go back to economics concept, applied to health and medical care when I studied health economics way back then at University of York, UK, 1987. Who Shall Live? Health, economics, and Social Choice by Victor R. Fuchs, First Edition 1974...

Having abandoned his weekly three-day lock down regime while strong pockets of opposition to COVID-19 inoculations remain, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has to now offer a new and effective strategy to contain the virus, and break the back of...

Shall Floyd Green and all who want to see more accountability in governance in Jamaica work to ensure that September 15 marks a new beginning? On that day, a popular and respected minister of the Jamaican Government committed grave breach and then...

“So how Andrew fire Floyd but him no tell George Wright to resign?”asked the young lady caller from the diaspora last Wednesday. “Don’t lick down woman worse than keep lockdown day party?” You answer her for me, nuh. Floyd lost his job probably...

I am not a political animal, but I have very good friends on both sides of the political divide. I have a lot of admiration and respect for politicians, but I am also aware that there are things about politics that make me extremely uncomfortable....

The gas poisoning of three cesspool cleaners earlier this month highlighted the freewheeling environment in which companies in that business operate. But focusing only, or primarily, on the inadequacies of these firms is to let off the hook a more...

Anger and frustration have been mounting as Jamaicans perceive differential treatment of the ‘privileged few’ who apparently live by different rules and have access to resources and opportunities not afforded to most Jamaicans. This group...

In an era when politicians sidestep responsibility, blame others for their indiscretions or spend millions to avoid having to speak the truth, Floyd Green seems to have used his knowledge from agriculture and grown some humongous coconuts. I can’t...
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