Ministry of Health and Wellness

  • Jamaica’s Challenge: Finding An Effective COVID Communication Balance

    During the first seven months of 2020, I did not personally know anyone who had COVID-19 and therefore I was unaware of persons known to me who had died. Since mid-August, I am up to a count of ten persons who have died that I knew. We have had...
  • Yield… Be Responsible!

     “If you cyah hear you must feel” ….”Who cyah hear will feel”…. “If you don’t listen you will not learn”. These Jamaican colloquial statements are understood by many children and grandchildren in the attempts by parents and the older generation to steer them away from matters deemed unacceptable. The...
  • There Are More Questions Than Answers

    The great and unforgettable Temptations sang: “It was the fourth of September; that day I’ll always remember (yes I will); For that was the day my Daddy died”. I guess in our case it will be the day after elections in Jamaica and we will probably see a spike...
  • The Art Of War In Action

    Having spent some time reflecting on the management of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Jamaica, my thoughts zeroed in on The Art of War, written over 2,000 years ago and a classic which historians attribute to Chinese general, military strategist and philosopher Sun Tzu. Though published long ago,...