Sun | Mar 29, 2020

Letters

Published:Monday | March 23, 2020 | 12:14 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: An open letter to the minister of finance Dear Dr Clarke, AS WE all gear up to deal with this unprecedented crisis brought on by the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, I would like you to give due consideration to the subject...

Published:Monday | March 23, 2020 | 12:14 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam THE MINISTER of finance announced, with much fanfare, the delivery of a stimulus package of $25 billion to support workers and businesses from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. In the Budget presentation for fiscal year...

Published:Saturday | March 21, 2020 | 12:14 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I happened to stumble across a section of an article in one of our local papers and was left aghast at a comment that was made by a funeral parlour operator. After the initial shock, I got very alarmed over the comment. The...

Published:Saturday | March 21, 2020 | 12:13 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The past few weeks have been chaotic as the news of the arrival of the dreaded COVID-19 reached Jamaica. The entire country has been flipped upside down, but should we be this worried? No. This new virus is indeed something we...

Published:Saturday | March 21, 2020 | 12:12 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The current pandemic ought not to stop well-meaning citizens from registering concern in respect of the still-missing, visually impaired University of the West Indies student. Like her family, many are bewildered. Even so, we...

Published:Saturday | March 21, 2020 | 12:12 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: In light of the pandemic now happening, my question is, “why were the borders of our beautiful island not closed beforehand?” The measures which are being put in place seem to be after-the-fact. Yes, give on to Caesar his due...

Published:Saturday | March 21, 2020 | 12:11 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: COVID-19 poses a serious threat to life, even worse if you are in immigration detention. People are treated like they don’t matter. I know that hundreds of people share showers. Harmondsworth Detention is infested with mice and...

Published:Saturday | March 21, 2020 | 12:11 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The immigration form is quite clear in asking for the countries that each person has visited within the last six weeks. As a person who has travelled, I am accustomed to the form. Elephant Man is just seeking to cop out of...

Published:Friday | March 20, 2020 | 12:16 AM

The whole shebang is like a bunch of old movies being projected on a flickering screen in snatches with scratches. There is the 1970 film, ‘The Right and the Wrong’, made in Trinidad by an Indian director, about the suffering of African slaves and...

Published:Friday | March 20, 2020 | 12:15 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Acting responsibly, practising self-management and control, in many cases, can be the difference between positive or negative outcomes. This is important in these times. How each individual acts now, in the midst of COVID-19,...

Published:Friday | March 20, 2020 | 12:14 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Your editorial of March 17, 2020 is timely and needs urgent responses from the authorities in two respects: first, the development of specific strategies to minimize the exposure of the elderly to infection, and second, the...

Published:Friday | March 20, 2020 | 12:12 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: At a time when the country is under shock because of the presence of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the medical professionals are all on the front line. The prime minister and minister of health have ever since been highlighting...

Published:Friday | March 20, 2020 | 12:12 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: It came to my attention on March 16 that there is a petition going around suggesting the cancellation of CSEC/CAPE exams because of the coronavirus outbreak. I genuinely hope that this will not be the case, because cancelling the...

Published:Friday | March 20, 2020 | 12:12 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Historically, incumbent political administrations normally lose when there is a natural disaster or pandemic. Following Hurricane Hazel in 1954, the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) administration lost, the following general election...

Published:Friday | March 20, 2020 | 12:12 AM

The Editor, Madam: According to World Health Organization analysis, studies have shown that intimate partner violence is one of the most common forms to occur against women across the world. This includes physical, sexual, emotional abuse and...

Published:Thursday | March 19, 2020 | 12:18 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: This is an open letter to the minister of finance. Dear Dr Clarke, I hope you are keeping well, and I pray that you, your family, all Jamaicans, and the entire world will be safe while we ride out this horrible pandemic. It is...

Published:Thursday | March 19, 2020 | 12:17 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: It amazes me how the Government continues to tiptoe around the tourism sector, and especially with the large number of tourists coming from the United States. Half-measures have been announced for containment in hotels with...

Published:Thursday | March 19, 2020 | 12:17 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: It is self-evident that the world economy will be brought to its knees if we cannot curb the rapid dispersion of the COVID-19 pandemic. Over 100 countries have tasted the wrath of this demonic malady, and it continues to...

Published:Thursday | March 19, 2020 | 12:17 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Most stores and supermarkets have been using spray bottles containing chemicals to coat customers hands as they enter the different stores. Do we know the chemicals inside these bottles? Some say alcohol, some say ‘sanitiser’,...

Published:Thursday | March 19, 2020 | 12:17 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I don’t know if anyone else is tired of Flow’s terrible, terrible service, but my cup is running over. Their latest despicable action is changing the 28-day-$1,500-plan without informing us in detail as to the changes. They made...

Published:Wednesday | March 18, 2020 | 12:18 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: If we must die, don’t let it be as frightened flies trapped in fear while a marching virus feeds on our defenceless lot. If we must die, don’t let it be as a confused group searching for clues while living on hoax and...

Published:Wednesday | March 18, 2020 | 12:18 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Citizens Action For Free and Fair Elections (CAFFE) recognises that a general election is due before March 2021 and that it is the prerogative of the prime minister to call it at any time in this period. CAFFE has made a...

Published:Wednesday | March 18, 2020 | 12:17 AM

On Tuesday, the Government reported 12 cases of #coronavirus in Jamaica. What measures have you put in place in response? “Well for me, I clean out my personal space, try my best not to go outside, wash my hands constantly and pray and read my...

Published:Tuesday | March 17, 2020 | 12:30 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The Cuban government and its populace remain quite a loyal and remarkable force to Jamaica and many other countries across the globe over the decades. Despite currently battling cases of the super virus, COVID-19, of their own,...

Published:Tuesday | March 17, 2020 | 12:29 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The New Kingston Citizen Association is devastated by the brutal slaying of our dear president, Roger Chang. President Roger was selfless in his pursuit of advocating for the rights of the citizens. He was a consummate...

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