Sun | Dec 8, 2019

Letters

THE EDITOR, Madam: In 1986, when I entered a secondary school (as it was called then) as a math and science teacher, filled with vim, vigour and vitality – as they say – enough to overthrow the world, my bubble got unceremoniously busted when I...
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THE EDITOR, Madam: Mr Owen Speid, president of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA), in his blindside against paternity leave, stated that “it will only give deadbeat fathers a chance to get leave and do no bonding with the child. Mothers will...

THE EDITOR, Madam: That the Constitution of Jamaica provides that judges may be removed for misbehaviour, consistent with the Constitutions of Commonwealth countries when it was written, is far from satisfactory without defining ‘misbehaviour’,...

THE EDITOR, Madam: The Jamaica Civil Service Association (JCSA) welcomes the news that the Government of Jamaica will be allocating $169 million for the repairs of libraries across several parishes, to include the Kingston...

THE EDITOR, Madam: Many persons around the world have been offered the banking privilege of secured spending in the form a credit card. On the other hand, merchants are offered the privilege of using the bank’s point-of-sale machines, better...

THE EDITOR, Madam As I look at the news and see that the murder rate is up in Jamaica by two per cent over last year, it supports my hypothesis that social structure change is needed. If you only treat the symptoms of societal ills, you will keep...

THE EDITOR, Madam: Why haven’t the unions or the Jamaica Civil Service Association deal with the fact that civil servants work more than 40 hours during the five-day workweek? Civil servants who are not eligible for flexi-time must endure more...

THE EDITOR, Madam: The topic of economic growth has been a constant in the news lately since Michael Lee-Chin, chairman of the Economic Growth Council (EGC), announced that the ‘5 in 4’ target (five per cent GDP growth in four years) was...

THE EDITOR, Madam: With World AIDS Day being commemorated this week, I thought it would be important to talk about the next step in HIV prevention. For Jamaica, that could be the inclusion of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). PrEP is a way for...

What do you think about the declaration by Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie that persons with tattoos and certain body adornments will not be allowed to volunteer in the regional conference on disaster risk reduction next year? Minister...
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