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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...

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

THE EDITOR, Sir: The appalling news about the number of children killed, raped and go missing in Jamaica has me thinking about the myth of Lamia, the mother who ate her children. It is as if this country is becoming like this monster. Those of us...

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

THE EDITOR, Sir: Water is life!!! Well, that’s what I heard but obviously National Water Commission (NWC) does not think so or Albion, St. Thomas residents would be as good as dead. For 33 years I have lived here and apparently almost every year...

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

THE EDITOR, Sir: The present arrangement for Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) Limited or National Water Commission (NWC) to levy a late payment fee on a customer is unfair to the latter. This condition is that a connected customer’s account...

Published:Tuesday | May 7, 2019 | 12:19 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I am disheartened by the number of children coming out to say that they have been abused by their parents in Jamaica. What is even more alarming are the adults who respond to these social media posts by saying these children are...

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