Marvette Camille

  • Covid Information Overload

    Too many people have been experiencing information overload. This is in part due to the fact that many lay persons, in their efforts to help, have all become “health professionals”, sharing their own and other people’s versions of COVID prevention and cure. There are also the conspiracy theorists, and...
  • Fully Dunce?

    So, it’s COVID “season” and what has now become seasoned and percolating is this term “fully dunce” that has been going around in the Jamaican space. So, let’s unpack this a likkle bit and see what we come up with when the suitcase of this terminology is finally empty....
  • Mi good- good tun up: The pride of motherhood, with a twist

    Mothers love and are proud of their children. This is true for the most part; since we have certainly heard of mothers who treat their children in ways that would tell us that they couldn’t really and truly love and care for their offspring. However, many women who live...
  • The Making Of A “Shotter?”

    When you live through something, it either leaves you angry at the people and the experience, or it makes you want to delve a little deeper into the whys and ‘hows’ of it, so you can, at the very least, try to understand it for yourself and your own...
  • The REAL Ghetto Story?

    Having grown up in August Town, in a place called Angola; ‘Gola’ for short, with adjoining areas of the community called “Jungle twelve,” and “Vietnam,” depicting war zones and perpetual fear, I saw both children and adults seemingly experiencing PSTD and being traumatized and re-traumatized, often on a daily...
  • Endangered Species, Or Engendered Leeches?

    You lay with him willingly, his seed growing inside you, running around you, the pitter-patter of their little feet trampling an almost sure path to the same place that the man they call father took. He’s a known gun “tooter” but you wash the blood out of his clothes,...
  • Trying Not To Feel Hopeless About Our Health Care System, But It HARRRDD

    If I could wave a magic wand, or come into some riches from somewhere; the first thing I would do, is end world hunger and then eradicate the UTTER failure that is the Jamaican public health care system. As I sat and stood and paced in the Accident and...
  • It Sticky Out Deh, Iyah!

    As I have said elsewhere I ALSO say here; there is ZERO excuse for an adult to threaten a child; ZERO!!!!!!!!!! Albeit, I am not an educator, I work with schools in different capacities, and so BELIEVE me when I tell you that I KNOW how DIFFICULT students can...
  • We Need Help

    ANY country that does NOT look out for the MOST vulnerable among us, is NOT on its way to making it a place to live, work, raise families and do business AT ALL!!!! Said this BEFORE and WILL say it AGAIN even after today.  Our children, persons with disabilities,...