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!
COVID-19 has kept us cooped this year, so getting out into nature is more important than ever. Even as you enjoy the great outdoors remember to protect your health, and not just from this dreaded strain of the coronavirus. Here are five essentials you should have on hand for your trip (besides mask and sanitizer).
1) Insect repellent
A Pandemic Salute goes out to Ding Dong. The entertainer donated several Kindle Fire tablets to children in his home community, Nannyville.
The “Flairy” artist also enlisted the help of Grace Foods, who sponsored their prominent spokesman’s initiative and doubled his purchase.
The pandemic has negatively impacted everyone, but women are particularly hard hit.