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Published:Wednesday | January 18, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Interestingly, with all the talk and even scandals going on concerning the allegations against a particular member of the Church concerning inappropriate sexual behaviours and the...

Published:Wednesday | January 18, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Jamaica's quest to have better prison conditions for the incarcerated is nearly 50 years old. It did not start with any memorandum of understanding with the ex-colonial master when David Cameron visited Jamaica in 2015. Indeed, the...

Published:Wednesday | January 18, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The British prison offer is a case that reminds of looking a gift horse in the mouth. The offer seemed a good deal, considering our overcrowded and deteriorated prisons. But the reality is that we would be relieving the UK of £3...

Published:Wednesday | January 18, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:When Portia Simpson Miller, then prime minister of Jamaica, was asked by that sharp journalist from TVJ, the 'what if' question, "What if you lost the election?", she could have answered in many ways. "I don't expect to, but if the...

Published:Tuesday | January 17, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:In 1860, a great spiritual awakening erupted in St Elizabeth and quickly engulfed the nation. It was unlike anything ever experienced in Jamaica. This revival was kindled in the Moravian Church and spread like wildfire throughout...

Published:Tuesday | January 17, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:This is an open letter to Novelette Grant, the acting commissioner of police.Dear Ms Grant,On Thursday, January 12, I, along with other justices of the peace of St Andrew, attended a seminar on human trafficking put on by MOCA and...

Published:Tuesday | January 17, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The Holness administration has taken the retrograde step of rejecting the very generous offer made by the United Kingdom government to assist in building a modern penal facility that would improve...

Published:Tuesday | January 17, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:As a Christian, I am aggrieved.Jamaicans' attitudes and laws (or lack) have made this country a paedophile paradise. A few years ago, an overseas pastor did the very same thing and got away with it! The poor and disenfranchised have...

Published:Monday | January 16, 2017 | 11:15 PM

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC - A new national men's senior coach could be announced as soon as this week, the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association has said.Speaking in the wake of the latest fiasco surrounding the position, FA president David...

Published:Monday | January 16, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The Christian Brethren Assemblies of Jamaica (CBAJ) is one of 10 religious groups admitted as interested parties to oppose my constitutional challenge to the Jamaican anti-sodomy law. One of the...

Published:Monday | January 16, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I am about to share some sentiments that do not take away from the fact that the victims of the crime have been in pain and suffering, and will continue to bear the attendant consequences for a...

Published:Monday | January 16, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The newly constructed highway at Ferry ought to include lanes to facilitate commuters who would like to ride their bicycles into downtown Kingston daily via Marcus Garvey Drive.GLEN GEORGE WILSONSpringfield, St Elizabeth

Published:Monday | January 16, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The Church was started on the day of Pentecost with a mighty rushing wind. When the people heard the utterances, it brought much astonishment, as they heard them all speak in other languages to which they were not familiar. There and...

Published:Monday | January 16, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:When bad things happen, we jump to complain, but when good things happen, no one sings praises. Today I would like to change that by praising the police for their conduct in my latest interaction with them.Last Friday night, while...

Published:Saturday | January 14, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Outgoing United States President Barack Obama has nearly ended his tour of duty. In my opinion, he got some things right, and others not so right.He will be remembered primarily by me for a few things: his first and second inaugural...

Published:Saturday | January 14, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:A move is afoot (as I understand it) to have the criminal records of Marcus Garvey and our other national heroes expunged. I do not agree with this move, since to change history will also change their status and the criteria for...

Published:Saturday | January 14, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:It is refreshing to hear that the Government has allotted an additional $5 billion towards the crime fight for this coming year.This is a massive investment and clearly indicates the Government's commitment to curbing the monster of...

Published:Saturday | January 14, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:It is a very good thing that the Andrew Holness Government has rejected the UK prison deal. They could not have done a better thing for the people of Jamaica.When the issue first surfaced, the pride of Jamaicans, home and abroad, was...

Published:Saturday | January 14, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The EDITOR, Sir:Hampton High principal Heather Murray's apology was heartfelt. I don't believe she should resign or be forced out of her job. There is no need to go overboard with this issue, now that there...

Published:Saturday | January 14, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The much-publicised case involving allegations of sexual intercourse between a minor and a man of the cloth has created fodder for the media, both formal and social. In reporting on this story, the media has not refrained from giving...

Published:Friday | January 13, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Age of consent differs across countries. In Jamaica, the age of consent is 16. I believe 18 would be better.Sex is an activity that carries along with it important responsibilities. There is the possibility of pregnancy and STDs. Not...

Published:Friday | January 13, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I have read with interest of Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett's plans to build the Jamaica Hospitality School at a cost of $400 million.I want to urge Minister Bartlett and the Government to reconsider this move. As a member of...

Published:Friday | January 13, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I was just into my mid-teens one Christmas when a clergyman bundled a number of us into his car to take us carolling. Later, he dropped each of us home until just two of us - a girl and I - were left. He stopped...

Published:Thursday | January 12, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:We have been reading with interest the debate opened on public beaches due to the fact that Winnifred Beach in Portland has been fighting for years to be respected as the only public beach in the area; as heritage site for Portlanders...

Published:Thursday | January 12, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:The supplementary Estimates of Expenditure for 2016-17 is a sign that the Andrew Holness administration is managing in the country's affairs well. Many government ministries are now receiving more funds to serve Jamaica better.Just...

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