Blogs

Regular blood donors are our superheroes. That small sacrifice makes a huge difference in so many lives! But some of us need convincing. So, here are four reasons you should give blood, or give more regularly! 

 

Parenting presents many struggles as taking care of young ones introduces its responsibilities and trials. Now imagine having to look after the welfare of your child while in the middle of a pandemic! This is the reality that most parents face as Jamaica patiently waits its turn to obtain the vaccine and return to a sense of normalcy.

In the last 50 years, Chester Higgins has caught some historical events on camera, like Bob Marley’s final time on stage in 1980, and photographed some important places, many in his latest collection, ‘Sacred Nile’. 

We can all give thanks that the New Year brings hope. The much-awaited vaccines could mean Covid-19’s departure. But the logistics of inoculating everyone globally, or least enough of us to stymie the virus, is proving costly and difficult. Small island states like Jamaica lack the buying power and the influence to protect their citizens early.

What do you get when you mix family secrets, old American money and one island in the sun? The story of one Jamaican family.

Growing up Danny Melville didn’t know much about his family’s history, even as he lived with the fruits of it. Then a chance encounter changed everything.

Dealing with 2020 was tough.  No parties or nightlife, no beach or river lime.  Covid cancelled everything.  Virtual events saved several industries and kept us entertained indoors. But it was hard to keep track or to know when they were scheduled.  Restaurants, attractions and AirBnBs changed their times of operation and policies often to comply with curfew... Read More

2020 was one for the books. It was rough and unpredictable. The new normal hit us hard. We looked like bandits in public even with designer masks. We avoided each other like the plague and called it social distancing. Facing 2021 with a whole heap of apprehension isn’t schizophrenic. But we can do some things to prepare for what’s ahead, whether it’s rocky or... Read More

When people talk about Jamaica, our music, food, beaches and culture are often hot topics. Very rarely do people mention our literary prowess although Jamaicans make some of the best storytellers in the world. Jamaicans here and the Diaspora hear and experience fascinating stories in everyday life.

The new year is upon us and it will bring new trends. But some old 2020 trends will also continue. Here are four we believe we’ll see more of in 2021!

T’was the year 2019 and the world was alright
We hugged and we kissed, not a mask was in sight
Then COVID came by and ruined all di fun
Now we have problems. Mi seh stress cya done!