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Jamaica Gleaner Letters
published: Tuesday | March 11, 2008

LETTER OF THE DAY - Early childhood educators said to be 'under siege'
The Editor, Sir: Please permit me to share my feelings about the new wave of terrorism that has been unleashed on the most vulnerable group of educators in the society, teachers in early childhood institutions. First, let me declare personal interest in this matter....

NHT education funds clarified

The Editor, Sir: The Ministry of Education is concerned that your reporting on the education transformation programme places the education of Jamaica's children at great risk.I am, therefore, seeking to elevate the public discussion on the subject by correcting inaccuracies...

Banning books is ill-conceived

The Editor, Sir: Having read Carolyn Cooper's response to the education minister's decree that books with expletives be banned, I am moved to comment.I remember reading these books as a very average 'lit' student...

Women as victims - Call for 'peeping tom' laws

The Editor, Sir:While countries across the world, including Jamaica, commemorated International Women's Day to support the fight for women's rights, my right to privacy was being violated by a male security officer employed in a popular department store ...

Migrants to Canada and reverse

The Editor, Sir:It is funny but this is a two-way street in relation to migration. I have been married to a Jamaican for over two years now and have over 20 years of management experience in the hospitality sector at the management level.

St Ann's Bay's good Samaritans

THE EDITOR, Sir: It's refreshing to know that though Jamaican society has become increasingly harsh and cold, there are still many persons who go beyond duty's call in giving a helping hand. On Saturday evening, a friend and I were marooned at Priory beach in St Ann...

Pilot project to boost economy

THE EDITOR, Sir: Jamaica's growth and development continues to be stymied due to the negative effects of the increase in the cost of oil, the rate of inflation, the slide of the J$, the brain drain and the crime rate. What makes matters worse, the economy now seems further...

Parents the root

The Editor, Sir: I am writing in response to the article dated March 9, titled 'School shift system being blamed for shiftless student behaviour'. When are we going to get a grip and stop finding avenues to cast our blame? Could it not be this very behaviour...





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