|LETTER OF THE DAY - The dilemma of male decline is everybody's business
The Editor, Sir: With the recent announcement by the University of the West Indies that from the total number of students who matriculated this year only 18 per cent of them are males, male marginalisation has once again become an agenda item.
The Editor, Sir: The children of Jamaica will not be regressing technologically, nor will the country be seen as archaic if they are not allowed to carry cellular phones to school.
Prime Minister must probe past corruption
The Editor, Sir: Allow me to congratulate my fellow Jamaicans on having elected a new government that was sorely needed to get the country back on track. The new prime minister or, as he has dubbed himself, chief servant, Bruce Golding, has so far been gracious and magnanimous even in his obvious goals for a united, peaceful and progressive Jamaica.
Voting for a fun event
The Editor, Sir: What are Ian Phillpotts, Devon Dick, et al, talking about? On the matter of Digicel Rising Stars, this was meant to be pure fun for Jamaica while showcasing the talents of those who would never get an opportunity to express themselves because the system or lack thereof does not lend itself to harnessing talents in the arts.
The low level in matriculation in our universities when it comes to men should not come as a surprise to the powers that be. We have belittled education in this country. For example, the man that drives the big car, lives in the big house never went to university to get a master's or doctoral degree.
Where should the new Parliament be sited?
The Editor, Sir: I fully agree with Professor Brown's suggestion that the Parliament should be relocated at National Heroes Park. This is a most appropriate site for all the reasons he outlined.