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Published:Sunday | May 17, 2020 | 9:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The right to education, decent work, an adequate standard of living, and housing all fall within the realm of economic, social, and cultural rights (ESCRs) guaranteed under the International Covenant on Economic, Social and...

Published:Sunday | May 17, 2020 | 9:02 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: On May 5, 2020, at about 8:40 a.m., I went completely berserk, telling two staff members of the Bank of Nova Scotia from the Liguanea branch some proper Jamaica vernaculars, long like the Holland Bamboo. I was astonished by my...

Published:Sunday | May 17, 2020 | 9:02 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: With most things grinding to a halt worldwide, this pandemic has proven to be as much of an economic crisis as it is a health one. Many sectors have changed their day-to-day operations, with some allowing for greater flexibility...

Published:Sunday | May 17, 2020 | 9:03 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: TO THE Jamaican Government: there are no trade laws that say you have to buy poison – foreign chicken, beef, produce and other agricultural staples are poisonous. They are chock-full of hormones, antibiotics, fillers, excess...

Published:Sunday | May 17, 2020 | 9:03 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The Jamaican Government and local private-sector power brokers are still way behind and woefully lacking in investing, financially and otherwise, in Jamaica’s number one most powerful, most famous, most influential, and most...

Published:Sunday | May 17, 2020 | 9:02 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: As the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps through across the world, causing stress, and pain for everyone; I would like to commend Andrew Holness, prime minister of Jamaica; Dr Christopher Tufton, minister of health and wellness; and Dr...

Published:Sunday | May 17, 2020 | 9:02 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: On Wednesday at 8:30 a.m., while watching TVJ, I saw Get Moving home workout series. Very good, TVJ and the Ministry of Health, for bringing this workout programme into our homes. Minister Tufton was a participant; he truly...

Published:Sunday | May 17, 2020 | 8:47 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: THE JAMAICAN economy has been underperforming for the last 40 years, during which economic growth averaged approximately one per cent per annum. One of the main reasons for this poor performance is the non-competitive nature of...

Published:Sunday | May 17, 2020 | 8:44 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: COVID-19 can be made to be the blame bearer for every ill, unless careful disaggregation is done to separate what is truly attributable to both its real scope and the understandable ripple effects of the virus. The quality of...

Published:Sunday | May 17, 2020 | 8:44 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: “WHY CAN’T vehicle registration be renewed online?” That’s the question asked by Dr Rory Dixon, senior medical officer, Sir John Golding Rehabilitation Centre, in his letter to The Gleaner on Tuesday, May 5. The first paragraph...

Published:Sunday | May 17, 2020 | 8:45 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: THE JAMAICA Council for Persons with Disabilities (JCPD) – an agency of the Ministry of Labour...

Published:Sunday | May 17, 2020 | 8:33 AM

The Editor, Madam: Today, as we celebrate Teachers’ Day, I pause in reflection, looking back at some of the educators who have deeply impacted me. Let me start with the principal of my primary school. She was a God-fearing woman, but I suppose,...

Published:Sunday | May 17, 2020 | 8:20 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: In times of great challenge and hardship we must continue, as a people, to uphold the values and attitudes that make us truly Jamaican. It is a time for true patriotism and for us to reach down and pull up those among us with...

Published:Sunday | May 17, 2020 | 8:20 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I am an educator at the secondary level. I teach at a school that is located in the western part of Jamaica. I am writing this letter with a high level of distress. The Ministry of Education is asking for too much at this point...

Published:Tuesday | May 5, 2020 | 12:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: It is important to help developing countries achieve freedom of the press, which is, basically, the principle that communication and expression through various media, including printed and electronic media, should be considered a...

Published:Tuesday | May 5, 2020 | 12:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I arrived at the Constant Spring tax office at 6:05 a.m. on Monday, May 4 to renew my vehicle registration. At that hour, there were already 30 persons ahead of me. Persons related horror stories of spending up to five hours in...

Published:Tuesday | May 5, 2020 | 12:09 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: How many more will have to suffer? How many more will have to die to end the discrimination often meted out to persons suspected of or confirmed with COVID-19? The novel coronavirus is highly contagious, seems so mysterious, and...

Published:Tuesday | May 5, 2020 | 12:09 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam May is Child Month, and we, as parents, would show love and appreciation by taking out our kids for recreation, but instead, we have to keep them indoors because of a bush tiger called coronavirus. Every year at this time, I...

Published:Tuesday | May 5, 2020 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The devastating news of Jodian Fearon’s death has resulted in public outrage and concern. The controversy and seemingly negligent actions of the hospitals involved have left many Jamaicans anxious about our health system and...

Published:Monday | May 4, 2020 | 12:19 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Like as things evolve so, too, I suspect the language and its use. When I was a ‘likkle bwoy’, some time ago, 50 years or so, what I was taught was that in the English language the word ‘people’ was used when one could not give...

Published:Monday | May 4, 2020 | 12:17 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I WATCHED a video of Mark Myers, head of Restaurants of Jamaica, where he speaks to his staff warning of impending lay-offs due to falling sales at his KFC and Pizza Hut locations. He ends the video by saying how much the team...

Published:Monday | May 4, 2020 | 12:17 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I READ the article in the Jamaica Gleaner: ‘Britain ‘past the peak’ of outbreak but must be cautious’ (May 1 issue). I am glad to learn this information. However, we in the United States may not be past the peak of COVID-19. It...

Published:Monday | May 4, 2020 | 12:17 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Two recent letters to the newspaper has compelled me to respond. One is titled ‘Social distancing an uptown phenomenon’ and the other ‘Examine NHT matches-box housing’. This brings into sharp focus the inequalities in housing...

Published:Monday | May 4, 2020 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I must applaud some of the prep schools providing tuition discounts due to COVID-19. However, it is clearly unfair that some of the same schools are advising teachers that they will not be paid for the summer months, for which...

Published:Saturday | May 2, 2020 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I DEFENDED human rights at the Independent Jamaica Council for Human Rights, Jamaicans for Justice, and the Ministry of Justice, and I am sure that they are now at risk more than ever. I am deeply concerned with the Jamaican...

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