He’s the Chief Medical Technologist at the St Ann’s Bay Hospital.

He’s God-fearing, altruistic and a family man.

Meet Craig Ricketts, one of Jamaica’s many fighters engaged in the fight against COVID-19.

In this three part series, we unmask and share the gripping stories of the behind the scenes warriors who lock horns with the virus in an effort to save lives.

More in this special COVID-19 report from Marjorie Gordon.


Craig Ricketts has been steering the Medical Technology ship at the St Ann’s Bay Regional Hospital for years.

He’s been in the field for almost two decades.

Mr Ricketts says he had dreams of becoming a medical doctor or scientist until he attended Excelsior College where he learned about Medical Technology.

After completing his Bachelors degree at the University of Technology with Honours, he’s not looked back.

When Jamaica recorded it’s first positive case of the coronavirus, Mr. Ricketts took the lead in allaying fears and reinforcing safety among his charges.

But, the transformation doesn’t end there.

The medical technologist says his greatest fear is that there is a second wave of the coronavirus as more and more countries, including Jamaica, relax their coronavirus prevention measures.

He’s charging his team and other fighters behind the scenes to keep strong as the battle intensifies adding they are all important cogs in the wheel.