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Published:Friday | May 22, 2020 | 12:14 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: OLIVER CLARKE was a sharp mind and a visionary. A shrewd businessman who executed precisely and effortlessly, he was tough, but always fair. In his presence, you had to be touched in some way. His mentorship was a gift. His dry...

Published:Friday | May 22, 2020 | 12:14 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I SALUTE Mr Oliver Clarke for his bold, innovative and building capacities. He took an obscure building society from Westmoreland and made it into a formidable financial institution. In spite of the awkward ‘political’ issues...

Published:Friday | May 22, 2020 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The prime minister announced the reopening of the economy with the end of work-from-home orders effective May 31, 2020. With the closing of schools and social-distancing requirements because of coronavirus, parents are forced...

Published:Friday | May 22, 2020 | 4:16 AM

WE DON’T know too much about Kevon Stephenson, except that he seems to have had the respect and support of his former boss, Terrence Williams, the commissioner of the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM), the agency that investigates...

Published:Friday | May 22, 2020 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I refer to your article in Sunday’s newspaper bearing the title ‘Accountant Dawkins Brown struck off’. It asserts, inter alia, that based on legal filings, I was the chairman of the Public Accountancy Board and was one of the...

Published:Friday | May 22, 2020 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: DR CHRISTOPHER Tufton, in particular, has been the Trojan at the helm of Jamaica’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. That means that he determines, guides and implements governmental policy, directs protocols, and coordinates...

Published:Friday | May 22, 2020 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: OVER A career of 44 years, Oliver Clarke built a reputation as one of the Caribbean’s most fearless media magnates. As chairman of The Gleaner Company Limited, he stood up to every government of Jamaica going back to Michael...

Published:Wednesday | May 20, 2020 | 12:29 AM

On Monday, Prime Minister Andrew Holness announced that the work from home order to contain the spread of the coronavirus in the island will be lifted on June 1. Our social media followers yesterday weighed in on the matter. * A lot of people...

Published:Wednesday | May 20, 2020 | 12:18 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: It is with deep shock that I learned of the passing of the Honourable Oliver Clarke, OJ. I have had the honour of working under his leadership, and I found him to be honourable, trustworthy, conscientious, and confidential. In...

Published:Wednesday | May 20, 2020 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: It is rather unfortunate that at a time like this, when our children’s advocates should be vocal, they are so silent. What am I speaking of, you may ask? It is the case of a young lady, at 18 years old, becoming pregnant by...

Published:Tuesday | May 19, 2020 | 12:15 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: PLEASE ACCEPT my sincere condolences on the passing of your former chairman, Oliver Clarke. Although I am sure many can speak of longer and more extensive interactions with Oliver, I, at least, share the highest appreciation...

Published:Tuesday | May 19, 2020 | 12:15 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I HAD the privilege of knowing and working with Oliver Clarke for over 15 years. For this entire time, he always seemed to have a twinkle in his eyes. He enjoyed life to the fullest – whether he was running the JN annual...

Published:Tuesday | May 19, 2020 | 12:11 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: PROFESSOR ROSALEA Hamilton wrote a brilliant and powerful piece of how to handle the economy at the psychological moment with interventions which are viable and can be far-reaching. She claims we need to restructure the economy...

Published:Tuesday | May 19, 2020 | 12:11 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I AM a registered nurse at a public hospital. On May 14, I went to the Tax Administration Jamaica office in Mandeville to do a transaction after I was granted to few minutes break from my job. Upon reaching the tax office, I...

Published:Tuesday | May 19, 2020 | 12:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: EDUCATION IS a right. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted in 1948, is the first international legal instrument that recognises education as a human right. Article 26 states: ‘Everyone has the right to education...

Published:Tuesday | May 19, 2020 | 12:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: THE CARIBBEAN Examinations Council (CXC) decided that this year’s Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) tests will be administered in July. Both exams will be...

Published:Monday | May 18, 2020 | 12:22 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I write to express my sincere condolences on the death of the Hon Oliver Clarke. He was my friend of many years standing; but much more than that, he was fully committed to Jamaica’s development and, in pursuance of this, was...

Published:Monday | May 18, 2020 | 12:20 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: LAST YEAR, while Oliver Clarke was critically ill he invited me to a meeting to discuss finding an affordable way to publish my book Enduring Advocacy for a Better Jamaica (2019). However, there was more on offer, including a...

Published:Monday | May 18, 2020 | 12:20 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: IN THE ’70s, I worked with many industries introducing computer services – including Jamaica National (JN), where I had the pleasure to work with Oliver Clarke. I once asked why he included the doormen in JN’s staff retreat. His...

Published:Monday | May 18, 2020 | 12:20 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: THE ADMINISTRATION of Northern Caribbean University (NCU) joins in paying tribute to media titan and financier the Hon Oliver Clarke who passed away on May 16. As managing director and chairman of The Gleaner Company for more...

Published:Monday | May 18, 2020 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam MAY 18-24 is Mental Health Awareness Week in the United Kingdom. Many people will experience mental health problems at some point in their lives, some short-lived, some long-­term. If we want a society where everyone can play...

Published:Saturday | May 16, 2020 | 12:11 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Dr Maziki Thame, in her article ‘Profits or people? Reclaiming the State through COVID-19’, has laid the truth bare of the dilemma facing developing and underprivileged societies. I agree with everything said, except this very...

Published:Saturday | May 16, 2020 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam In your editorial of Thursday, May 14, you indicated that some 61,000 Jamaican students sat the CXC exams of 2019. If the number is similar this year, then the decision taken by CXC and COSHOD has just placed the health and...

Published:Saturday | May 16, 2020 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam I am old enough to remember that Supreme Ventures was a ‘new entrant’ once and that the market had two lottery operators. I find it funny that without even offering a single product, the entity called Blue Mahoe Gaming has,...

Published:Saturday | May 16, 2020 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam I was shocked and alarmed that the media was barred from covering the arrival of stranded Jamaicans at the Norman Manley International airport. Passengers flew in from New York, Fort Lauderdale, and Canada under the controlled...

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