Tag: community


The Cavalry To The Rescue

It is a distinguished and unforgettable memory to survive a hostile environment because of the militancy of the company you were in. That searing memory of a life altering moment that would have gone very badly cannot but be acknowledged as, “fortunately for me”. We juxtaposed our “fortunately for me” survival against a backdrop of a angry, hostile mob on […]


Mr. Police Officer!

If we must die, let it not be like hogs Hunted and penned in an inglorious spot, While round us bark the mad and hungry dogs, Making their mock at our accursèd lot. If we must die, O let us nobly die… Claude McKay A police officer’s entitlement to shoot you or me, if he is afraid or in fear […]


Safety In Numbers?

Photo credit: Brady Holt “Nothing to see here folks, move right along.” I thought on seeing the huge and enthused crowd of Learner Driver applicants queuing to avoid a road safety test. Unity in the community? On second thoughts, no, “raise the alarm! we have brought petrol to extinguish a raging fire!” In response to the carnage on our roads, […]


McKenzie — Government Will Act To Preserve And Protect Human Life

Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, says the Government will exercise provisions of the Disaster Risk Management Act, in the interest of public safety. The Act is intended to empower designated personnel, known as Authorized Officers, to take certain action in areas declared vulnerable or disaster zones. Speaking at the recent launch of the Office of […]


The Link Between Feeling Lonely And Overeating

Loneliness is an emotional state in response to a feeling or perception of a lack of social connection or living in a community with others. In big fast-moving cities, loneliness is prevalent in the city. It is not unusual to not know one’s neighbors.  Being in a relationship is not a protective factor against loneliness. Even persons who are co-habiting […]