• Health

    Broadening Access To Healthcare For The Disabled

    Universal access to health has been the buzz phrase for a few years now. When we think of this concept, we tend to think mostly of financial access, but it is much more than that. Our system is currently skewed to providing financial access to health, which, in itself, is very important as it can be a great barrier to health-seeking behaviour. We have been tackling the financial barrier with the no-user-fees policy and moved even further along with the recent signing of the consultancy agreement to begin work on the National Health Insurance Plan. This is apt as we celebrate 40 years of the Alma Ata Declaration, made at…

  • Love

    Dating In Jamaica Is…

    I’ve talked about dating in Jamaica many times. I know there might be some similarities with other Caribbean islands but I can only speak from where the majority of my experience comes from and that is Jamaica. So today, as I listen to some Fela Kuti and sip on my Kombucha I write to tell you that dating in Jamaica is … Experiential. What is dating, let’s start there. According to Wikipedia Dating is a stage of romantic relationships in humans whereby two people meet socially with the aim of each assessing the other’s suitability as a prospective partner in an intimate relationship or marriage. It is a form of courtship,…

  • Music,  Vlogs

    Buju Banton’s Long Walk to Freedom Highlights

    March 16th 2019 about 40,000 people made their way to the Jamaica National Stadium in Kingston, Jamaica to welcome home their beloved brother Buju Banton. Banton had been incarcerated for 10 years in America and today he would return to the stage to serenade and thrill this anxious audience. People travelled from far and wide, Air BnB’s and hotels were booked out, restaurants were full and Buju, rasta merchandise could not stay on shelves or in the hands of vendors. His fans were out in full force and as stated in our last post, you absolutely got the feeling something historic was about to happen. He did not disappoint, Buju…

  • Lifestyle

    After Workout Skin Care

    So you’ve been exercising regularly, drinking your water and minding your business (GOALS) but skin isn’t cooperating. Unfortunately, your skin can be a casualty of working out but fear not ; we have you covered, so your skin can glow while you’re working on those glutes. Without further delay here are some simple steps to glowing skin while you work on your fitness Be Prepared: Have a small pouch with all your toiletries in your gym bag. Most gyms have a bathroom (if not side eye they should) so having the pouch near will allow you to start your skin care routine right away after your workout. 2. Cleanse: I…

  • Lifestyle

    5 Jamaican Self Care Products

    Who doesn’t love pampering? Well, there’s one thing we love at mamachel.com and that’s self care! It’s like the magic word in this office and we recognize that it comes in different forms for everyone. So we put together a quick list of self care items we all love and the most fun part is that they’re all Jamaican. Special note that self care is for men & women, these products can be used by both. So without further adieu, here are 5 Jamaican (yeah mon) self care products we think you should try: NGOZI: The name means Sweet blessing and you’ll feel blessed when you use any of their…

  • Finance

    The Quick Jamaican IPO Explainer

    So often we hear financial terms and get intimidated and instead of asking we stick to what we know. This can be good in finance but it also can’t hurt to shake things up. IPOs have become an increasingly popular way to invest and improve finances. In this article our resident Finance guy Randy Rowe. Shares ones of his articles breaking down exactly what an IPO is and how to get involved. Let’s begin What’s An IPO? An IPO means Initial Public Offering. It’s when a company is offering itself to be listed on the stock exchange for the first time ever. How Much Money Should I Put into Fosrich/Wisynco/Whichever…

  • Health,  Tech

    Great Prospects For TeleMedicine

    Last year, I attended the annual Health Information Management Systems Conference in Orlando, Florida (HIMSS17). This was my second year, and apart from my company being the only Jamaican company represented among hundreds of the best technology companies in the world, I was quite excited when I visited the various booths and saw the very impressive offerings. One thing that really stood out for me was the linkages that could be made with what we have in Jamaica and the technology available elsewhere to propel the telemedicine industry while increasing the reach of health care to our people. The Government has been talking about telemedicine for a long time. In…

  • Lifestyle,  Travel

    AirBnbs to Stay In Kingston

    Ok, so you’ve booked the ticket and have all the attractions down to a tight list. Whether it’s a girls trip or a personal one today’s travelers are looking for cost effective ways to have great accommodations that will allow them to fully enjoy activities and the overall experience. Enter AirBnBs. Air Bnbs have absolutely taken off in Kingston, Jamaica and are a fun and cost effective way to enjoy your vacation or staycation. We’ve curated a list of 5 Air BnB’s throughout the city that can give you the experience that you need. Here we go: Kingston AirBnB Kingston :- If you want the link on affordable stays in…

  • Health,  Tech

    Health Meet Technology

    Health is by far one of the most important assets we can have as individuals. If we do not have good health, we pretty much have nothing. Mahatma Gandhi rightfully stated, “It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.” The prevalence of non-communicable diseases such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure, and the effect they have had on the population not just in Jamaica but worldwide, signals to us that we need a revolution in health to arrest this problem. Without a properly organised and implemented health-care delivery system, there can be no true sustainable development of our country and its…

  • Tech

    The Artificial Intelligence & Data Protection Conundrum – Part 1

    If you have an iPhone, iPad, Android Phone or tablet, Fitbit, Apple watch, a Google Home or Alexa Device your personal data has probably been shared, by you in some cases without your knowledge with a myriad of business-related entities. Not only has your data been shared but sophisticated systems analyze this data to make decisions about you, which you then become a victim of. This article is the first of a two-part series which I hope will put the importance of Data Protection Laws squarely in the sights of our citizens especially with the advent of emerging technologies like artificial intelligence and machine learning. Over the past 18 months…

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