Chair of Manpower & Maintenance Services Limited Group Audrey Hinchcliffe will be launching her new book A Time Like No Other: The COVID-19 Pandemic, Perspectives On Jamaica’s Experience at a private event to be held in Kingston today.
The special guest speaker will be president and CEO of Scotia Group Jamaica, Audrey Tugwell Henry, along with a reading by Wayne Chen.
Dedicated to frontline workers and private and public sector partners who worked assiduously to bring the COVID-19 virus under control, thus ending the pandemic, the book is based on articles written by Hinchcliffe recording the outbreak, progression and Jamaica’s response to the virus.
“I was motivated to write the articles because I thought it important to go on record as an advocate for dealing with the virus. The idea for the book came later and I hope the publication will be a useful resource for public health practitioners, policy makers, researchers and the public in general,” said Hinchcliffe.
Many leassons learnt
Professor of Public Health, Epidemiology and HIV/AIDS at The University of the West Indies, Mona, Dr J. Peter Figueroa, who wrote the foreword, notes that “many lessons learnt from the COVID-19 experience are captured in this book which will be an important guide for dealing with future similar situations at both the national and individual levels”.
A Time Like No Other: The COVID-19 Pandemic, Perspectives on Jamaica’s Experience will be available for sale at all branches of The Kingston Bookshop, Manpower & Maintenance Services Limited Group locations islandwide, as well as online at amazon.com.