Let’s be kind to our children

Since the widely circulated video of a mother repeatedly hitting her child with a machete, the conversation about the abuse of children has intensified. More recently, UNICEF reports show that Jamaica is a violent place for children. Just last week, State Minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth & Information - Floyd Green announced that … Continue reading Let’s be kind to our children

Let Me Abort if I Want

Dear Minister Tufton, I have seen the report in today's (November 5, 2017) Sunday Gleaner that women continue to turn up at the Victoria Jubilee Hospital in Kingston & St. Andrew needing care because of botched abortions. We know this has been happening for many years. I also note that in your interview with the … Continue reading Let Me Abort if I Want

The Myth of Homogeneity in Political Parties

I 've come to realize that while Jamaica has a first past the post electoral system that has long favoured the People's National Party and the Jamaica Labour Party, we continue to make the mistake that each party is homogeneous. We also continue to pretend that if someone supports one party over the other, it … Continue reading The Myth of Homogeneity in Political Parties

‘Waging War’

There is a 'waging war' on Twitter about employees who seem to have a 'bad' attitude towards their work and the cause possibly being an unkind work environment and not being paid well. I tweeted the following in response: If you are an employer, create an environment that allows your employees to work with dignity … Continue reading ‘Waging War’