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Jamaica’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Jacqueline Bisasor-Mckenzie to deliver Keynote at Virtual Health Summit

November 12, 2020 – The Jamaica Diaspora Health Taskforce, one of the 15 sectoral-based Taskforces in the Jamaica Diaspora Taskforce Action Network (JDTAN) will host its First Annual Health Summit under the theme Promoting Health and Wellness Across the Lifespan.Read More

BARBADOS AND SAME SEX MARRIAGE

The Government of Barbados has signaled its intension to recognize same-sex marriage. The CARICOM territory of 300,000 people says it will recognize a form of civil unions for couples of the same gender which will ensure that no human beingRead More

Early Detection Saves Lives

On a flight back from New York in late April 2013; I reflected on the week I just spent with my mother and my sisters Sonia and Sharon. But my reflection was mostly on Sharon, the sister I followed asRead More

PRESIDENT TRUMP – BACK AT THE WHITE HOUSE!!!

With mask removed as he arrived back at the White House following days of hospitalization for CORONAVIRUS, U.S. President Donald Trump was discharged Monday evening from Walter Reed Medical Center near Washington. US President Donald Trump has left hospital, three days afterRead More

US Coronavirus Death Toll Surpasses 150,000

The United States coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths surpassed 150,000 on Wednesday, a number higher than in any other country and nearly a quarter of the world’s total. A Johns Hopkins University report revealed that the country’s coronavirus death toll was 150,676 as of WednesdayRead More

Time for the government of Belize to implement a plan to deal with the issue of mental health in our country

When I was growing up in Belize, the people that had mental problems were not treated with any respect and that is still happening today. Our government must educate our people about mental illness to reduce this disrespect. If theRead More

Face Masks No Longer Required In California’s Orange County

The interim chief health officer of Orange County, California, Dr. Clayton Chau, has lifted the requirement for the public to wear face masks — days after his predecessor resigned amid criticism, and even death threats over her order, according to aRead More

WHY DO MEN SUFFER AT THE HANDS OF COVID-19 MORE THAN WOMEN?

We know that older people are more vulnerable to covid-19, but another major risk factor has emerged: being male. The first signs of a sex difference in covid-19 severity emerged from hospital records in Wuhan shortly after the city locked down.Read More

Couples In Quarantine: Only 18% Are Satisfied With Their Communication During Coronavirus Pandemic

Only 18% of surveyed couples reported satisfaction in communication with their partner, with the largest source of conflict is how often to have sex followed by purchasing decisions, then phone time. Dr. Michael Gurian, a marriage and family counselor, recommendsRead More

Covid-19 Crisis Reveals Fragile Nature of America’s Food System

If you like cheap food prices, our efficient and corporately consolidated food system is hard to beat.  But there are many links – and if a disruption like a global pandemic occurs – the farm to table chain is onlyRead More

STATISTICS SHOWS INCREASED PRENUPTIAL AGREEMENT BY MILLENNIALS

“Millennials are concentrating more on building their career and becoming more knowledgable about what assets will come from their career salaries and what their income will be in the future” says Jacquline Itani of Stutman, Stutman & Lichtenstein, LLP. SheRead More

SURE SIGNS YOUR RELATIONSHIP IS HEADING “SOUTH”

Reaching the end of a relationship isn’t always a bad thing. Like ripping a band-aid, it is often better to just get the breakup over and done with rather than delaying the inevitable. Ahead, relationship therapists and Counselling psychologists spillRead More

Protect Yourself And Others!

Newsweek has reported that as of Monday, May 18, 2020, the county of Brooklyn has recorded the most COVID-19 deaths in the United States. Brooklyn’s death toll has passed the numbers recorded in every state except New York, New Jersey,Read More

Gov. DeSantis confirms Florida is entering “full Phase One”

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has confirmed that Florida will be moving into a new phase following the lockdown, starting today. The governor, speaking at a press conference in Jacksonville on Friday said that the state would be moving into “phaseRead More

Doctors overwhelmed as officials struggle to remove bodies from Brooklyn funeral home

New York (ONN) – Officials were back at a Brooklyn funeral home this week after it was reported that there were four trucks containing up to 60 bodies onsite, with nowhere for them to go. CNN reports that the AndrewRead More

Jamaica’s Role In The Legal Marijuana Industry

Almost thirty nine years ago, the Washington Post on November 10, 1980 carried an article headlined; Offbeat Church, Outgrowth of Marijuana Trade, Prospers on Island. The island referenced was Jamaica. For background, the church in question was the Ethiopian ZionRead More

Vegan Food Manifesto

I accidentally ate meat at the Mercado de Lucas Galvez in Merida, Mexico. Despite everyone’s claims that I could not eat vegan in the Yucatan – let alone enjoy its culinary specialties like cochinita pibil, ceviche, or queso relleno –Read More

250,000 Annual Deaths from Medical Mistakes, Dr. Richard Klein of Yorktown Urges Us to Survive Our Doctors

Doctor’s Handbook for Surviving Our Broken Healthcare System 250,000 people die annually because of medical mistakes. The statistic doesn’t sit so seamlessly with the claim that we have the world’s best healthcare. Dr. Richard Klein of Yorktown long ago noted theRead More

52 CAN DO’S: Healthy Lifestyle Solutions for each week of the year.

CAN DO TIP Week #33: The Secret to your Rise is How You Plan Your Fall – Part 4 In this 6 part series I highlight simple steps you can take to eat more, weigh less, have more energy, andRead More

52 CAN DO’S: Healthy Lifestyle Solutions for each week of the year CAN DO TIP Week #33: The Secret to your Rise is How You Plan Your Fall – Part 2

Last week I highlighted the importance of adding root vegetables to your diet (diet – meaning the kinds of food a person, animal or community habitually eats). This week I’ll share a deliciously simple snack solution for eating healthier onRead More

52 CAN DO’S: Healthy Lifestyle Solutions for Each Week of the Year

By Monifa Maat “The Healthy Motivator” (www.TheHealthyMotivator.com & www.southbridgefitnesscenter.com CAN DO TIP Week #32 Put Fitness on your Dessert Menu – Part 1 of 2 Look, I have a moderate sweet tooth and yes, I’ve probably eaten one too manyRead More

52 CAN DO’S: Healthy Lifestyle Solutions for Each Week of the Year

By Monifa Maat “The Healthy Motivator” (www.TheHealthyMotivator.com) & www.southbridgefitnesscenter.com CAN DO TIP Week #31 don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink Are you thirsty? If you answered “YES” to this question –chances are, you’re already dehydrated!  Last week I talkedRead More

52 CAN DO’S: Healthy Lifestyle Solutions for each week of the year

By Monifa Maat “The Healthy Motivator” (www.TheHealthyMotivator.com) & www.southbridgefitnesscenter.com CAN DO TIP Week #22: Secure your foundation! The spine acts as the foundation for your body. Without a strong foundation, the rest of the body has nothing to attach toRead More

Curbing the Rise of Teenage Suicide

Suicide amongst teens has risen dramatically over the past few years and we must take action. The root causes are still being analyzed but while that is taking place the morally and socially responsible thing to do is to confrontRead More

52 CAN DO’S: Healthy Lifestyle Solutions for each week of the year

By Monifa Maat “The Healthy Motivator” (www.TheHealthyMotivator.com) CAN DO TIP Week #21: Make Exercise Your Spiritual Coffee! (Part I)  The Lord sustains them on their sickbed and restores them from their bed of illness”…Psalm 41:3 NIV For many people, coffeeRead More

52 CAN DO’S: Healthy Lifestyle Solutions for Each Week of the Year

By Monifa Maat “The Healthy Motivator” CAN DO TIP Week #32 Put Fitness on your Dessert Menu – Part 2 of 2 Let’s keep it real. If you happen to be African American and reading this article then you’re familiarRead More

52 CAN DO’S: Healthy Lifestyle Solutions for each week of the year

By Monifa Maat “The Healthy Motivator” (www.TheHealthyMotivator.com) CAN DO TIP Week #26 – Dads: Beat the drum of health!“I’m the greatest thing that ever lived! I’m the king of the world! I’m a bad man. I’m the prettiest thing thatRead More

52 CAN DO’S: Healthy Lifestyle Solutions for each week of the year

By Monifa Maat “The Healthy Motivator” (www.TheHealthyMotivator.com) CAN DO TIP Week #21: Keep ya’ head up as you keep it moving! Part II “Ooh-oo child, things are gonna get easier” – Five Stairsteps,1970 Over the past couple of decades scientistsRead More

52 CAN DO’S: Healthy Lifestyle Solutions for each week of the year

By Monifa Maat “The Healthy Motivator” (www.TheHealthyMotivator.com) CAN DO TIP Week #20: Keep it Moving! An old African proverb says “If you watch your pot, your food will not burn”. To drive the point home, Benjamin Franklin said “An ounceRead More

52 CAN DO’S: Healthy Lifestyle Solutions for each week of the year

By Monifa Maat “The Healthy Motivator” (www.TheHealthyMotivator.com) CAN DO TIP Week #27– Get in Agreement with Mother Nature! “Always respect Mother Nature. Especially when she weighs 400 pounds and is guarding her baby.” ― James Rollins, Author One of the best things aboutRead More