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Published:Tuesday | May 14, 2019 | 12:25 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I would like to extend hearty congratulations to the Meadforest Football Club for a job exceptionally executed in the recently concluded KSAFA Super League competition. Newly promoted Meadforest FC was placed third overall this...

Published:Tuesday | May 14, 2019 | 12:24 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: A significant percentage of Jamaicans are gainfully employed through the surge of new hotels. The question I wish to put to both political parties is: are you allowing our human resources to be exploited the way our natural...

Published:Tuesday | May 14, 2019 | 12:23 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Just a few years ago, Peter Bunting, in his capacity as minister of national security, was bemoaning that even with the best efforts of Jamaica’s security forces, the only solution to our national crime problem was divine...

Published:Tuesday | May 14, 2019 | 12:23 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: As Jamaicans, we are socialised to bear our own burdens, be tough, and resilient. Childbearing is seen as a natural occurrence that ends once you give birth. In this season of celebrating mothers, we must reflect on a serious issue...

Published:Monday | May 13, 2019 | 12:31 AM

For the past eight years, the residents of Hope Pastures and Mona Heights in St Andrew have been tortured by noise nuisances emanating from the compound of Hope Gardens and The Hope Zoo. These residences were established between 1955 and 1962 as...

Published:Monday | May 13, 2019 | 12:11 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Findings from the 2017 Knowledge, Attitude, Behaviour and Practice Survey have indicated that an increasing number of Jamaicans are engaged in multiple-partner relationships. With this finding and Mackerel’s trending expression – ‘...

Published:Monday | May 13, 2019 | 12:11 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Teachers are expected to be the moral fabric of society, who nurture young minds and promote nation-building. However, it is becoming increasingly difficult to perform one’s task as an educator, or to remain in such profession,...

Published:Saturday | May 11, 2019 | 12:19 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Some years ago (2014 or 2015) I recommended, as a part of a published plan to increase our water storage, that there exists a wooded area between the Mona Reservoir and College Common Road, which could be made into a reservoir,...

Published:Saturday | May 11, 2019 | 12:19 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Thanks to your writer Jaristotle for drawing attention to the ‘Hocus-Pocus Traffic Tickets’ in the ‘Jottings’ of Thursday, May 9, 2019. To recap: “The police are boasting about the double-digit increase in the number of traffic...

Published:Saturday | May 11, 2019 | 12:19 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Last week, I mentioned to my wife that the European Champions League started with four English clubs, but none of them would be featured in the final. This comment was based on the fact that Liverpool were trailing 0-3 after the...

Published:Saturday | May 11, 2019 | 12:14 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I just want to congratulate all the mothers who sacrificially take care of their families, through thick and thin. Many mothers are the backbone of their families. They are the nurturers, breadwinners, nurses, and so much more....

Published:Saturday | May 11, 2019 | 12:14 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I am grateful for the platform that The Gleaner has given J-FLAG to discuss issues the LGBT community face in Jamaica and providing spaces for us to do so. Just two days ago, an article was published amplifying the struggle of...

Published:Friday | May 10, 2019 | 12:29 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: When I heard about the passing of Robin Duquesnay, it took me back to 1966 when, as a sixth former at Jamaica College, I was a member of a committee trying to publish the school magazine for that year. Two of us from the committee...

Published:Friday | May 10, 2019 | 12:14 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I used to say that I wouldn’t take robot taxis until I relocated to a rural community in northern Clarendon. The typical scene when you are travelling – unregulated cabs. Unless you stay home or buy yourself a car, you have to take...

Published:Friday | May 10, 2019 | 12:14 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: When will our politicians stop condemning crimes against children and make the move to implement the required legislation to keep Jamaica’s children safe? It is a question that has been lurking in the depths of my mind since the...

Published:Thursday | May 9, 2019 | 3:14 PM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The incident in which a young ‘lady’ found some monies, in an ATM on the Central Police Station compound, and handed it over to two officers, is a welcome twist from how we view our youths. She should be commended for her...

Published:Thursday | May 9, 2019 | 12:28 AM

The EDITOR, Sir: Any nation on the path to progress must willingly embrace practical measures to protect vulnerable groups. The nation with its recent IMF 4.5 star rating must ensure that properly assimilated in its economic plans are efforts,...

Published:Thursday | May 9, 2019 | 12:27 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: As a member of the PTA committee at Eltham High School in Spanish Town, St Catherine, I must take this opportunity to express belated happy Teachers’ Day and Child Month to all the teachers and students at this great school....

Published:Thursday | May 9, 2019 | 12:27 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:Thursday | May 9, 2019 | 12:27 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: As Jamaicans, we are socialised to bear our own burdens, be tough and resilient. Childbearing is seen as a natural occurrence that ends once you give birth. In this season of celebrating mothers, we must reflect on one serious...

Published:Wednesday | May 8, 2019 | 12:22 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I have been teaching at the primary and Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate levels for approximately 20 years, as well as lecturing at various adult-education institutions. I recently sat a ‘math’ paper at the Caenwood...

Published:Wednesday | May 8, 2019 | 12:18 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: It is fair to assume Port Royal had no warning on June 7, 1692. Two-thirds of its acreage were submerged by a cataclysmic earthquake. This is because there is no warning of seismic events. However, what is happening in our country...

Published:Wednesday | May 8, 2019 | 12:18 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I just read an article titled ‘What a stupid girl!’ (Jamaica Observer, May 6, 2019) and honestly, I’m thinking, “What a stupid mom; such a lack of parenting.” How can you call your own child of 24 years, an adult, stupid for doing...

Published:Wednesday | May 8, 2019 | 12:17 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Open letter to the Integrity Commission: I am never into the business of calling for the resignation of anyone or applying partisan lens to the dismissal of any civil servant, especially one in good standing. But as the old...

Published:Tuesday | May 7, 2019 | 12:20 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: It’s human nature to help someone who appears distressed and helpless. Certainly, it is in helping others that we show our true humanness. For years, persons with limited training but good hearts have tried desperately to assist...

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