• Let Us Be The Masters of Our Own Ship

    I begin by offering my sincere condolences to the Vaz family on the loss of Douglas Vaz, father, grandfather, an ever-supportive Jamaica College alumnus, and a true Jamaican patriot to the end. May his soul rest in peace. I have recently written two articles in this medium, one focused...
  • Plastic Period Pains

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. This is a reminder to reflect not only on breast cancer but on women’s health in general. One central aspect of women’s health is menstrual health. As someone who tries to be both health and environmentally conscious, periods have been a big point...
  • Change

    Change: we just don’t get it do we? Like the gears in a motor vehicle we have become complacent with automatic transmissions, and we scarcely remember the manual transmission and the use of the gearstick and clutch. Few if any, will recall a non-synchromesh gearbox that required the double-clutch...
  • Article: So Where Are We Now?

    It is now six months since the dolphins arrived in Discovery Bay on March 3, which was about five weeks after the newly constructed pens were damaged by a winter storm on January 23. So it is much too soon for any impact to be seen on the sea...
  • Prevention of Cancer: Concepts for Consideration

    Contributed by the LUTHER G. SPEARE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP TRUST FUND (LGSMS) The LGSMS was established in memory of Luther G. Speare to assist in funding postgraduate research on Gastrointestinal, Cervical, Breast and Prostate cancers at the Mona Campus of the University of the West Indies. Luther G. Speare would...
  • Thoughts On Living Accountably

    A year has come and gone and I still find myself on this beautiful island. I find the work I am doing — community development — to be fulfilling and the earlier stumbles of learning experiences have slowed. I am comfortable in my daily movements and can generally navigate...
  • Trauma

    History does repeat itself, albeit in seemingly new iterations for those who choose to avoid the study of past events. The circumstances of prior actions are sometimes seemingly tedious in their playing out (or time of festering) due to the slow speed of communications in past times. Today, years...
  • Can we truly say that the spirit of Nuremberg is still alive?

    World War II was, and remains, a stain on humanity’s existence, but we are taught in school that we did learn two things from it.  First, wars of aggression are the highest of war crimes and those who perpetrate them will be held to account. Second, the mass slaughter...
  • Good Bad Words

    Listening to RJR’s Beyond the Headlines programme on the evening of Friday August 16, 2019, I heard Senator Dr. Andre Haughton, University of the West Indies (UWI) lecturer, speaking contemptuously of Jamaica’s failure to remove the “bad word” law from its books. He argued that words such as ‘murder’...