It started off as quite a normal Tuesday. I attended the launch and signing of the contract for a major health program – the Health Systems Strengthening Programme – at the Courtyard Marriott. I will provide more details in my next blog post; suffice it to say that it is the largest health infrastructure program in Jamaica for thirty years and funded by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the European Union, to the tune of over US$40 million. It was a very well organized and cordial event, delightfully MC’d by Fae Ellington – a consummate professional – and ending with delicious samosas and a good chat. So far, so good.