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A COVID-19 teaching moment

Monday, April, 27 2020    

Given the 'fear factor' triggered by the onset of COVID-19, reports of a young woman on the verge of giving birth being refused hospital care, allegedly because she was displaying flu-like symptoms, won't have come as a complete surprise to those people who have been around for a... Read More

Awaiting Government's plan to reopen the economy

Sunday, April, 26 2020    

Prime Minister Andrew Holness told the House of Representatives last week that he will, during the course of this week, outline to the country the Government's plan to get the economy up and running again, as measures continue now to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus disease... Read More

Hope springs eternal

Saturday, April, 25 2020    

Jamaicans awoke yesterday to the sickening news that a four-year-old diagnosed with the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) had died at Cornwall Regional Hospital. Read More

Gov't must avoid damage to the productive sector

Friday, April, 24 2020    

In response to the COVID-19 crisis the United States has, in just over a month, administered a fiscal and monetary stimulus several times larger than during the entire 18 months of the global financial crisis of 2008/2009. The stimulus so far includes a fiscal response... Read More

Reopening the economy critical to avoid chaos

Thursday, April, 23 2020    

In case anyone thinks it's only big business people who want to see the reopening of the Jamaican economy, we invite them to listen to the cries of the country's household or domestic workers who have lost their jobs because of the coronavirus. Read More

Establish a timeline now for reopening of the economy

Wednesday, April, 22 2020    

We're not surprised that the Government made changes to the restrictions and shopping measures in St Catherine, which has been under lockdown since last week. Read More

Conditions in neighbouring Haiti ripe for a COVID-19 explosion

Tuesday, April, 21 2020    

Despite having one of the lowest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths, Haiti is being watched for an explosion in coronavirus infections, making it a concern for neighbouring Jamaica, a popular destination for Haitian refugees. Read More

Learn from the COVID-19 response errors

Monday, April, 20 2020    

Caught up in social media and the rarefied air of a digitally-driven 'virtual world' it is easy for some to lose sight of the real world. Read More

Recovery will require creativity, hard work and discipline

Sunday, April, 19 2020    

The magnitude of the COVID-19 damage to our economy, which had just started to turn the corner, is going to be staggering, and will obviously demand our most creative approaches as we seek to recover. Read More

Applause for benevolent footballers and others in this time of crisis

Saturday, April, 18 2020    

We hope not. But it is becoming increasingly possible that for most sporting disciplines 2020 will have to be written off altogether because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

Let us not waste this crisis

Friday, April, 17 2020    

The similarities between the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) now creating havoc across the world, and the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918 are frighteningly stark. Read More

God has spoken!

Friday, April, 17 2020    

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COVID-19 crunch time: Now comes the real test

Thursday, April, 16 2020    

The Jamaican Government's response to the COVID-19 pandemic has, in broad measure, been fairly good. Indeed, the Administration has deservedly received commendations from key entities such as the World Health Organization (WHO). Read More

Jamaica has lost a great man in Freddie Green

Wednesday, April, 15 2020    

The passing on Sunday of Mr Winford Fitz-Herbet “Freddie Green” Green has understandably plunged the sporting fraternity into mourning. Read More

Bringing home Jamaicans stuck overseas

Tuesday, April, 14 2020    

News that Portugal has also refused landing for the cruise ship Marella Discovery 2 with 45 Jamaicans aboard is naturally heartbreaking, even if the decision is understandable in this miserable COVID-19 environment. Read More


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