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Published:Wednesday | July 17, 2019 | 12:25 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I was sincerely hoping the Sunshine Girls would have found their niche, which would augur well for their confidence. But now, all hope seems to be lost with their poor showing on the courts. I am only praying that one of the big...

Published:Wednesday | July 17, 2019 | 12:25 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Scholars at the University of Minnesota have decided to establish an International Institute for Reggae Studies. Many view this act as evidence of reggae’s global impact. But it highlights the myopia of Jamaicans. Foreigners...

Published:Wednesday | July 17, 2019 | 12:16 AM

Jamaica's public transportation system continues to be a source of anger and frustration to many. The inside lanes around the transport centre at Half Way Tree should be reserved and marked for taxis and other public passenger vehicles.

Published:Tuesday | July 16, 2019 | 12:22 AM

Letter writer Howard McGowan on the tale of two Peters vying for presidency of the People’s National Party: “One thing is sure, based on utterances so far, things are going to get uglier before they get better and whomever triumphs on September 7,...

Published:Tuesday | July 16, 2019 | 12:21 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Prime Minister Holness, please help us remove this deplorable, disgraceful market from our high-traffic main street, Fort Nugent Drive, Harbour View. This vendor occupies more than 50 feet of the sidewalk with a high-end, oversized...

Published:Tuesday | July 16, 2019 | 12:21 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: On Monday I had the unpleasant experience of interacting with employees at the Canada Visa Application Centre (VAC) in Montego Bay. The VAC in Montego Bay is an embarrassment to what Canada stands for. The process of simply...

Published:Tuesday | July 16, 2019 | 12:17 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: On Sunday, the final of Cricket World Cup was played at the home of cricket, Lord’s. The pre-tournament favourites, England, was facing a plucky New Zealand team. Neither of these teams had won the trophy before, so it was bound to...

Published:Tuesday | July 16, 2019 | 12:17 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The recent shooting of a gunman in Zaidie Gardens, St Andrew, by an off-duty police further strengthens the case for more undercover policing. The benefit of this kind of policing is twofold. It gives the police a distinct...

Published:Tuesday | July 16, 2019 | 12:17 AM

The Editor, Sir: A father’s love and care is just as important as a mother’s role in children’s psychological health and in an array of psychological and behavioural problems. The Jamaican Psychological Society (JamPsych) believes that a visionary...

Published:Monday | July 15, 2019 | 12:19 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I recently travelled to Jamaica and saw the full extent of electricity theft all across the island. In one community, I did not see one legal connection. One of the residents told me that the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) comes...

Published:Monday | July 15, 2019 | 12:19 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I listened to Prime Minister Andrew Holness’ pronouncements on stamping out corruption during his swearing-in speech when his party regained state power in 2016, and I also listened to Portia Simpson Miller’s in 2012. Now that we...

Published:Monday | July 15, 2019 | 12:19 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Since the alleged corruption at Petrojam and Caribbean Martime University surfaced, the People’s National Party (PNP) has been making heavy weather of it, even to the point of having demonstration in Kingston, and others planned...

Published:Monday | July 15, 2019 | 12:18 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The Government is em​barking on the twinning of schools to secure the welfare of weaker institutions by empowering them. The twinning of Ardenne High and Haile Selassie High is a welcome move. We should always try to get the...

Published:Monday | July 15, 2019 | 12:18 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I attended the presentation of the Port Authority plans to develop a floating cruise ship dock at Port Royal and commend them and their environmental consultants for a job well done in terms of the entire function and the...

Published:Saturday | July 13, 2019 | 12:21 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: All countries are very aware of environmental issues and the devastating consequences of not implementing regulations to protect against destruction. Ironically, the Jamaican Government is doing the opposite. Most of the island’s...

Published:Saturday | July 13, 2019 | 12:20 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The Human Resource Management Association of Jamaica (HRMAJ) has welcomed the announcement by telecommunications company FLOW that effective June 1, they have implemented a policy that will see fathers now being entitled to...

Published:Saturday | July 13, 2019 | 12:20 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: A resident recently described a joint police and military operation in Bull Bay. The trucks and jeeps pulled up in the community and security personnel jumped out. Then they then went into a huddle for about 20 minutes, speaking in...

Published:Saturday | July 13, 2019 | 12:19 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), a year late, considering the big anniversary was last year, has announced scholarships to be named in honour of party leaders who became prime ministers. I submit that the honours are misdirected...

Published:Saturday | July 13, 2019 | 12:19 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Human trafficking can be seen as modern-day slavery. In many parts of the world, men, women and children alike are treated inhumanely as they are forced into labour. Victims often become timid, losing their sense of self as their...

Published:Saturday | July 13, 2019 | 12:19 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: FLOW’s revelation that it will now grant parental leave to fathers and adoptive and foster parents of newborns is a step in the right direction. However, one of the issues we should consider is whether the absence of parents from...

Published:Friday | July 12, 2019 | 12:34 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: In 2004, during the early days of the Violence Prevention Alliance, I was riding along with Professor Barry Chevannes to one of our Thursday-morning meetings. Prof, a thoughtful man, opined that based on what he had observed, a...

Published:Friday | July 12, 2019 | 12:34 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: If we are to solve any problem, we need to be clear about what the problem is. The problem is that we tend to define the effect of the problem as the problem, rather than defining the cause of the problem as the problem. We usually...

Published:Friday | July 12, 2019 | 12:33 AM

This is an open letter to Peter Phillips, president of the People’s National Party. THE EDITOR, Sir: At one point I supported you, but when I realised you did not have a backbone, when you disregarded the suffering of Comrades under Seaga, and...

Published:Friday | July 12, 2019 | 12:32 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Disillusioned and disappointed, many hoped that Prime Minister Holness would have provided new and different leadership in areas of governance. But with glaring evidence of dishonesty within his Jamaica Labour Party administration...

Published:Friday | July 12, 2019 | 12:13 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: If the annual National Leadership Prayer Breakfast isn’t a waste of time, I’m not sure what explains the unaffected crime rate if God is listening. Religious leaders’ favourite explanation is 2 Chronicles 7:14, which basically...

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