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Published:Tuesday | June 25, 2019 | 12:23 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The bleaching of the skin in our society is more of a fashion/cosmetic trend rather than an identity issue. Here in Jamaica, our schools have rules and dress codes for our students. Certain fashions are not allowed in our schools....

Published:Tuesday | June 25, 2019 | 12:22 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: We lift our hats high in honour and respect to the late Edward Phillip George Seaga. He wasa powerful leader and a great politician. He was fearless, brave, courageous and lion-hearted. I have him down in the ‘Guinness Book of...

Published:Tuesday | June 25, 2019 | 12:22 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The battle of the Peters is the most-talked-about duel in recent history in Norman Manley’s 81-year-old party. We shall see the great impact of the two stalwarts of the People’s National Party (PNP) come to the fore with some very...

Published:Tuesday | June 25, 2019 | 12:20 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: One of the first laws of economics is that people respond to incentives. Really and truly, the solution is simple: instilling conservative habits until it becomes a lifestyle. But that is as simple as it gets. The difficulty is,...

Published:Tuesday | June 25, 2019 | 12:20 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The recent discussion on skin bleaching in schools shows how naïve individuals are to the reality of our society. In our society, colourism is a very big issue, especially in inner city communities where individuals are praised for...

Published:Tuesday | June 25, 2019 | 12:20 AM

This is an open letter to Prime Minister Andrew Holness THE EDITOR, Sir: Prime Minister Andrew Holness says his administration will not be distracted by discussions in the public domain on abortion, homosexuality and obeah, but it is his...

Published:Monday | June 24, 2019 | 12:23 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: It would seem as if we need to hold or accord deserving Jamaicans State funerals. This morning (Friday, June 21) as I journeyed to work, I could not avoid glancing at the National Heroes Park and seeing workmen labouring in the...

Published:Monday | June 24, 2019 | 12:23 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Eternal Father, we beg you to bless our land, But what do we do? We destroy it. We ask you to guide us with your mighty hand, Instead, we do what pleases us. Keep us free from evil powers, we pray, Yet there is talk about...

Published:Monday | June 24, 2019 | 12:23 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: My thoughts and prayers for the drone’s family. Hopefully, the American military will stand down and ignore Trump’s future insane command. The bellicose United States has had so many wars since WWII and not for defence, but for...

Published:Monday | June 24, 2019 | 12:23 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: It is being said that doing well at the Primary Exit Profile (PEP), unlike the Grade Six Achievement Test, requires more understanding of the subject matter and better thinking and reasoning skills by students, rather than students...

Published:Saturday | June 22, 2019 | 12:26 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Former Commissioner of Police Owen Ellington has drawn my ire. In a story published on June 13, Mr Ellington said, “local gangsters could make the switch from small arms to weapons of mass destruction (WMD), imitating...

Published:Saturday | June 22, 2019 | 12:26 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: This year’s staging of Jamaica’s 8th Biennial Diaspora Conference at the Jamaica Conference Centre in Kingston welcomed the idea of a Jamaica Global Young Leaders Forum as a means of connecting the diaspora with youths in the...

Published:Saturday | June 22, 2019 | 12:26 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: It has been six months since the ban was imposed on the manufacturing and use of single-use plastic bags across the island. Since then, we have seen the proliferation of single-use paper bags as somewhat of a replacement/...

Published:Saturday | June 22, 2019 | 12:26 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Funeral home operators are facing a serious crisis and steep price increases involving prices at Dovecot Memorial Park. I am at present in receipt of a correspondence from the management of Dovecot Memorial Park, stating that...

Published:Saturday | June 22, 2019 | 12:26 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I am happy to see a lot of development taking place in Jamaica, where very soon we will be a First-World country for many nations around the world to see how this little island called Jamaica has made great strides in the right...

Published:Friday | June 21, 2019 | 12:40 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: It was a cold night, around 9:00 p.m. The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) was hotly campaigning in the Western St Mary area, where I lived with my wife in a one-bedroom dilapidated headman house on a 62-acre farm not easily accessible...

Published:Friday | June 21, 2019 | 12:40 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Living in a rural community for 20 years, the most disturbing issue that I have ­witnessed among LGBT youth involves ­discrimination and exclusion from ­community ­engagement. Over the years, it has been the common trend that the...

Published:Friday | June 21, 2019 | 12:40 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: It is projected that Jamaica is likely to see more than 400 persons killed on the roads by year end. How many will be maimed for life, we don’t really know, but however we take it, the cost is enormous. It is no wonder because the...

Published:Friday | June 21, 2019 | 12:40 AM

The EDITOR, Sir: The recent discussions about skin bleaching by students attending school serve only as evidence of the ­further deterioration of the moral and social fabric of Jamaican ­society. The issue is a microcosm of wider social ills, and...

Published:Thursday | June 20, 2019 | 12:18 AM

Members and organisations in the diaspora are being encouraged to support the newly established Jamaica Social Stock Exchange (JSSE). An initiative of the Jamaica Stock Exchange, the JSSE, which was launched in January, is designed to facilitate...

Published:Thursday | June 20, 2019 | 12:18 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir : When the Jamaica Diaspora Conference started 16 years ago, I had hopes that somehow it would facilitate change in the island. The coming together of Jamaicans from all over the world meant that everyone had an idea, solution...

Published:Thursday | June 20, 2019 | 12:18 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The government’s job, first and foremost, is to protect the rights of the Jamaican people. However, the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness is threatened, on a daily basis, by criminal monsters who prey upon...

Published:Thursday | June 20, 2019 | 12:18 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I suspect that the current obeah hysteria is being generated more from its entertainment capacity than because any legal changes will affect the price of cheese. Except, of course, where a legalisation of the craft would result...

Published:Thursday | June 20, 2019 | 12:18 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The recent protests in Hong Kong reminds me, and should remind the Jamaican Government, that the real power resides in the people. PEP (Primary Exit Profile) results will be published tomorrow, and the Government should know that...

Published:Wednesday | June 19, 2019 | 12:44 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Jamaica is at war – with each other and ourselves. We see news of actual wars or civil unrest in far-flung, larger and wealthier states than Jamaica; yet the casualties are similar. Here, people are killed daily by association....

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