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Letters

Published:Friday | December 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:On the children's playground, the bullies are obvious. They demand that everyone play their game, their way, or else. 'Or else' could be as mild as name-calling or an aggressive show of force. The bully picks on those who appear to...

Published:Thursday | December 20, 2018 | 12:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Jamaica's Reggae Girlz qualified for next year's FIFA Women's World Cup by defeating Panama on October 17 in their third-place play-off in Frisco, Texas. It seems like yesterday that the Reggae Boyz qualified for the 1998 World Cup,...

Published:Thursday | December 20, 2018 | 12:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The letter of December 12, 2018 ('Scotiabank withdrawal fee excessive') inferred that the operation of banks in Jamaica are no different from the Mafia in the Godfather movie. These banks are known for charging their clients various...

Published:Thursday | December 20, 2018 | 12:09 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:While following goings-on in both Jamaica and the USA, I cannot help noticing a similarity between the actions of our prime minister and President Trump.A few weeks ago, President Trump was attempting to scare the US electorate with...

Published:Thursday | December 20, 2018 | 12:09 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Our security forces are in dire need of a state of emergency. The Opposition has convinced me to speak out against the extension of any further extension of a state of emergency (SOE).We should not have to resort to SOEs as a normal...

Published:Thursday | December 20, 2018 | 12:09 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The recent decision of the Opposition in the House of Parliament to withdraw its support for the three statesof emergency (SOEs) has unsurprisingly become the centre of public attention and discourse. Dr Peter Phillips argued that...

Published:Wednesday | December 19, 2018 | 12:11 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:As someone living with HIV, I'm disturbed by the new recommendations of the joint select committee in Parliament for a new offence to be inserted into the act to deal with the case where someone wilfully and knowingly transmitted HIV...

Published:Wednesday | December 19, 2018 | 12:11 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Are good male role models a thing of the past? Growing up, I admired the eloquence, elegance and sheer excellence that many of the men who built this great nation had ingrained in their psyche. Men of integrity! Men of honour! Men of...

Published:Wednesday | December 19, 2018 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:A correspondent who doesn't want to be named wrote me regarding my December 8, 2018, column 'Petroscam the tip of the iceberg'. He has a different recollection of the 1980s Tarentum coffee processing plant contract award. He wrote,...

Published:Wednesday | December 19, 2018 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Are you a poor parent? Are you struggling to survive? If such is the case, is it all right to allow a man to use your daughter to satisfy his sexual desires in exchange for money? The answer is absolutely NO!Why do we say a firm NO...

Published:Tuesday | December 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Anyone who has not been disturbed by the horrendous spate of crime and violence in Jamaica is either fast asleep and needs to be awakened, or is ready to be moved out by the undertakers.The Jamaica Government Pensioners Association (...

Published:Tuesday | December 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The name 'Las May' has grown synonymous with satire and embodies laughter, that therapy we Jamaicans prescribe so as to, in the parlance of Miss Lou, "tek kin teet and kibba heart bun".As one who appreciates the visual, I scamper,...

Published:Tuesday | December 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:'Myself as a kite', 'Myself as a pencil' and 'Myself as a car'. Those were some of the essays I wrote in primary school. I have come to appreciate those days. We had no computer, no Internet, or cell phones, but our imaginative and...

Published:Tuesday | December 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Making big decisions is often difficult. But sometimes we have to go against the tide and do it anyway. We make the first step because we know it is the right thing to do.This December marks the one-year anniversary of President...

Published:Tuesday | December 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Gordon Robinson, in his column of Sunday, December 16, 2018, titled 'Rescued from the brink', was absolutely foolish in stating that abrogating human rights to fight crime causes more serious problems. It is stupid analysis in this...

Published:Monday | December 17, 2018 | 11:12 PMGordon Robinson

THE EDITOR, Sir:Where is the regard for the decent and law-abiding proprietors who struggle to pay their maintenance and are being asked to pay more because facilities must be provided and enjoyed by all owners, whether they pay or not?Where is the...

Published:Monday | December 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I have a general dislike for the People's National Party (PNP), my reasons being many. They are too corrupt, they usually make a dismal government, they put party over country, and their members acts like they own Jamaica.Make no...

Published:Monday | December 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I would like to convey my gratitude and commend the Opposition for having voted against the renewing of the states of emergency (SOEs). Thank the Lord, finally, good sense has prevailed.Our marginalised youths who are most prone to be hauled away...

Published:Monday | December 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:First, why does crime control in Jamaica not follow the acknowledged problem-solving protocol?1. Identify and define the problem using scientific data with comparison to external parties suffering from the same problem.2. Using...

Published:Monday | December 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:In his December 16, 2018, column, Mark Wignall said that the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) needs to learn to win big.But let me remind him that this is People's National Party (PNP) country.Most of the middle class support the JLP, but...

Published:Saturday | December 15, 2018 | 12:56 AMMark Hylton

THE EDITOR, Sir: Jamaica has had a long, chequered and appalling history of suppression of crime strategies. In this conundrum, many young men have died unnecessarily or have been incarcerated. Oftentimes, the possession of a ganja spliff was...

Published:Saturday | December 15, 2018 | 12:45 AMMaurice Tomlinson

THE EDITOR, Sir: If a heterosexual couple wants to join the nearly 40 per cent of their colleagues and try anal intercourse, they will likely just do it. However, our parliamentarians want the public to know about, and approve of, this...

Published:Saturday | December 15, 2018 | 12:38 AMGarfield Whyte

THE EDITOR, Sir: Driving through Liguanea and Papine is extremely treacherous. Let’s start at the Hope Road entrance for Sovereign heading towards Matilda’s Corner. The taxis stop to pick up and let off passengers at that Sovereign...

Published:Saturday | December 15, 2018 | 12:14 AMGlenn Tucker

THE EDITOR, Sir: State Minister Pearnel Charles Jr has expressed condolences to loved ones of British-Jamaican hairdresser Karen Cleary-Brown, who was recently murdered. So, too, has Percival LaTouche, head of the Jamaica Association for the...

Published:Friday | December 14, 2018 | 12:21 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:A gasp emanated from the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) meeting on Petrojam recently when the chief internal auditor stated that she was barred by Petrojam managers from conducting an audit of the state oil refinery. I can't say I...

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