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Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

The Editor, Sir: I hasten to applaud your editorial - 'A constitutional absurdity'- and the measure of disgust that it expresses in relation to our parliamentarians' failure to resolve the vexed and costly question of dual citizenship.

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

The Editor, Sir:Re: Constitutional absurdity.So it is now a constitutional absurdity because the existing requirements it stipulates disqualify some who want to have the best of both worlds.

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

The Editor, Sir: Our government's expressed intention not to use the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) but a home-grown final court of appeal to replace the Privy Council is ideal but not economically defensible...

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

The Editor, Sir: Travelling to Jamaica via the 'new Air Jamaica' today is more painful than ever before. The courtesy that they were once known for, both on the ground and in the air, no longer exists.

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

THE EDITOR, Sir:WHATEVER HAPPENED to Jamaica's plain pigeon?I remember seeing only five plain pigeon (patagioenas inornata) in the Cockpit Country region of Jamaica in the 1970s, after roaming for 15 years with my father.

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I WAS in Jamaica last week and noticed that many people have flourished from their ties with China and brought in products made in that country.I noticed that a few sizeable Chinese companies have arrived in Jamaica...

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I have a few comments on the article printed in your column, dated December 15, 'Literacy crisis in inner city'.I agree that the recommendation given, as it relates to the mastering of the 17 skill areas, before the child moves on to...

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

MAYBE THE cops who are challenging the authority of INDECOM to investigate their illegal activities are all guilty of something.

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

THE EDITOR, Sir:CORRECT ME if I am wrong, but Jamaica's might be the only national team for which players are asked to sign contracts before donning those famous colours.

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I COMPLETELY agree that more focus is needed on teachers' social and emotional competence. For example, I distinctly remember my best and worst elementary school teachers...

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

The Editor, Sir: According to data given at siakhenn.tripod.com (Country Profile and Demographics: Per Capita Income), in 2008, the per capita gross domestic product (GDP) for Jamaica, Barbados, and The Bahamas were estimated in United States purchasing...

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

THE EDITOR, Sir:This letter seeks to add to the ongoing discussion of our children's education and to point out, specifically, the importance of teachers' social and emotional competence in relation to student outcomes.It is undeniable that teachers...

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

The Editor, Sir: I have been blessed with some fascinating influences in my life - among them the Reverend Dr Richmond Nelson, former principal of Oberlin High School whose mantra was simply "your attitude determines your altitude" ...

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

The Editor, Sir: Many children in Highgate, St Mary, as in other rural Jamaican communities, are sharing experiences with older community members that help them to associate old age with vitality...

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

The EDITOR, Sir:I am appalled by the recent reports of barbaric and inhumane acts of bullying at a prominent teachers' college in Kingston and the cowardice of the institution's administrators in failing to reprimand the perpetrators of such acts....

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

The Editor, Sir: Peter Bunting's inappropriate remarks re user fees at the opening of Block J at the Mandeville Hospital was sad when one thinks of how many persons are being helped through all kinds of illnesses because...

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

The Editor, Sir:I endorse the views expressed In Errol McLeish's letter published on December 20 about motorists warning other drivers of police speed checks.

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

The Editor, Sir:The revelation that the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) has secured 50 additional speed guns as a part of its thrust to curtail speeding on the road, especially during the festive season...

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

The Editor, Sir: King David, in the Bible, was described as a man after God's own heart. Most preachers I've heard commenting on this declaration would attribute it to his repentance ...

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

THE EDITOR, Sir: THE PEOPLE of this country elect a government to carry out its will in a democratic process.

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

The Editor, Sir: The Commission for the Prevention of Corruption notes the comments attributed to Dr Peter Phillips (as stated in your newspaper of Monday, December 6) in a speech made recently...

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

THE EDITOR, Sir: GraceKennedy has once again demonstrated why it is so resilient and successful in this time of international and local economic crisis.

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

THE PRIVATE Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) has expressed concern at the handling of recent tax measures announced by Finance and Public Service Minister Audley Shaw.

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

One of the most well-known and documented features of my extensive political career has been my affinity for statistical data as an important tool to foster both community and national development.

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

Church leaders in the Caribbean nation of Grenada are complaining about a Christmas Eve concert by reggae acts with names like Assassin and Mr Killa. They say it's an affront to the island's Christian heritage.

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