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Published:Tuesday | May 21, 2019 | 12:15 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: If we are going to be honest, pro-choice is just a less aggressive way of saying, I’m anti-red light, but if it presents no inconvenience to me in my travel, I also have the choice to obey it. To access any convenience of having...

Published:Tuesday | May 21, 2019 | 12:15 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Many instances of injustice in Jamaica tend to disappear from memory, becoming the proverbial nine-day wonders. We tend to leave many of these national issues unresolved for years. Why? We no longer have effective supervision...

Published:Tuesday | May 21, 2019 | 12:15 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Open letter to Prime Minister Andrew Holness: Good day, Mr Prime Minister. These are my questions to the Government of Jamaica. Please note, this is not a political ­action of any sort, just a normal Jamaican who is currently...

Published:Tuesday | May 21, 2019 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: A group of concerned Jamaica College parents, including myself, and reportedly the school’s administration, have asked the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) for help, to no avail. Despite several requests to provide patrols for the...

Published:Monday | May 20, 2019 | 12:17 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The recent statement to Parliament’s Public Administration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC) by Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) President Professor Fritz Pinnock has really “cracked the shell of a rotten egg”. In his bid to...

Published:Monday | May 20, 2019 | 12:17 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I am aware that $750 million was stolen from banks in Jamaica in 2018 alone. This ­illustrates a political bias to punish the poor and powerless and leave so-called white-­collar criminals virtually unbothered. There has been a 10...

Published:Monday | May 20, 2019 | 12:16 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: On Friday, May 16, Krystal Tomlinson was on Nationwide Radio with Mark Wignall explaining the context of her tweet. She said she was comparing the prime minister to the first chapter of Adolf Hitler, not his last chapter. It seems...

Published:Saturday | May 18, 2019 | 12:17 AM

Open letter to all parents: THE EDITOR, Sir: In a perfect world, our children could go out without our protection and they’ll be just fine. But such a world doesn’t exist. We know what’s out there. Danger lurks in our own communities. It is...

Published:Saturday | May 18, 2019 | 12:17 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: A high level of respect must be shown to anyone who is appointed to sit in the seat at Jamaica House as prime minister, both from the Opposition and the people. No matter which political party you are affiliated with, the head of...

Published:Saturday | May 18, 2019 | 12:17 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I have been paying close attention to the Rooms on the Beach sale saga. Since this so-called scandal has come to light, I have heard a few public figures speak on the matter, namely Daryl Vaz, Audley Shaw, and recently, Michael Lee...

Published:Saturday | May 18, 2019 | 12:17 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Prayer is a necessity in the everyday lives of the people in our society. Nowadays, it is needed more than ever, especially with our children becoming exposed to things that will only poison the mechanism of their thought processes...

Published:Friday | May 17, 2019 | 12:28 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: In some countries, like Alaska, they had an easy way of killing wolves. They wipe the animals’ blood on a sharp knife, so the wolves used their tongue and lick at it, cutting themselves and licking at their own blood until they...

Published:Friday | May 17, 2019 | 12:28 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The National Water Commission (NWC) is failing in its duties to ensure that an adequate water infrastructure is put in place, once and for all, to meet its water demands and, in particular, during the eight months of the annual dry...

Published:Friday | May 17, 2019 | 12:27 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: President of the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU), Professor Fritz Pinnock, gave some interesting responses when he appeared before the Public Administration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC) in Parliament earlier this week....

Published:Friday | May 17, 2019 | 12:27 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The first time I heard the words ‘Cui Bono’ they were uttered by, arguably, one of the greatest media personalities Jamaica has ever produced, Mr. Wilmot ‘Motty’ Perkins. As I understand it, ‘Cui Bono’ is a Latin phrase which...

Published:Friday | May 17, 2019 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: It is with great sadness to read the news about the killing of our children, and it's appalling to know that there have not been any measures put in place by the so-called political leaders who think and feel they have authority...

Published:Thursday | May 16, 2019 | 1:42 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: This is an open letter to the prime minister of Jamaica, the minister of transportation and the mayor of Kingston. I recently saw the Port Authority of Jamaica share a photograph of an old ferry boat with the caption, ‘who...

Published:Thursday | May 16, 2019 | 1:42 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The telecommunication firm that goes by the acronym FLOW is doing just that: flowing right to the pits of hell. I have never seen another telecommunication provider that totally disregards their loyal customers. Every other month...

Published:Thursday | May 16, 2019 | 1:42 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: As summer approaches, the heat will approach 96 degrees in the shade and higher. Fewer trees equate to less conduits to replace water in the atmosphere. Do these professionals ever consider a link between a loss of the trees (...

Published:Thursday | May 16, 2019 | 1:41 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The call for safe and adequate transportation for our rural schools is deepening and we can no longer ignore it. For many years, principals and school administrators have lamented the situation which exists for commuting students...

Published:Thursday | May 16, 2019 | 1:40 AM

It is very galling to hear the IMF making excuses as to why its austerity prescription has not worked in Jamaica, and of course in many other places. We still have very weak growth, new jobs which don’t pay a living wage and strained social...

Published:Wednesday | May 15, 2019 | 12:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The story of men killing their wives and then turning the guns on themselves is no small news across Jamaica, and for far too long. Without a doubt, most of these types of crimes are as a result of intimate relationships gone wrong...

Published:Wednesday | May 15, 2019 | 12:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: We seem to be getting from bad to worse, it’s almost as if we forget after a while that our children are being killed and snatched from our lives, especially when the child is not a relative or someone we know. We have to come...

Published:Wednesday | May 15, 2019 | 12:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Suggestions have been recently made that Stephen Vasciannie be asked to fill the currently vacant position and serve as Minister of Education. There is no doubt that he would perform well in the job, but Professor Vasciannie has...

Published:Wednesday | May 15, 2019 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: As a young man living and attending school in St James, I would like to add my own perspective to the current discussions on crime in Western Jamaica. Frankly speaking, most of the crime is organised, gang-related and centred...

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