Sat | Nov 25, 2017

Letters

Published:Saturday | October 7, 2017 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I, too, am distressed about the excessive time and long lines the heavier-than-usual traffic has caused. It is noticeable in more than just the Liguanea area: Cross Roads, Mona Road, Barbican Circle, etc.Part of the problem is the...

Published:Saturday | October 7, 2017 | 12:04 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:In what I consider a very opportunistic and dangerous move, Jenny Jenny used her platform in national free-to-air radio to interview the now 13-year-old victim involved in the cruelty to child case now before the courts concerning...

Published:Friday | October 6, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Ecclesiastes reminds us that there is a place and time for everything under the sun. Clear examples are cited in that book of the Bible to include a time to build and a time to tear down.Gunmen have been killing citizens in Jamaica...

Published:Friday | October 6, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I'm often peeved at how quickly we try to pull people down, especially politicians, most of whom I believe genuinely offer their time and service to this country in the hope that we can improve as a nation and a people.A few days ago...

Published:Friday | October 6, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Globally, October is recognised as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, where we encourage women to check for early signs of the deadly disease. While this is happening, the Ministry of Health has rolled out a vaccination programme to prevent the spread...

Published:Friday | October 6, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: On January 1, 2017, I wrote a letter asking the question: When will we get it right?My friend, who had a bad experience some time ago, returned to Jamaica for a one-week stay recently (he is a wheelchair user). On his return to the United States, I...

Published:Friday | October 6, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The Women's Resource and Outreach Centre has seen the now-infamous video, widely circulated on social media, of a mother beating her girl child with a machete. There has been widespread, harsh criticism in Jamaica of this incident....

Published:Thursday | October 5, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The Jamaica Youth Advocacy Network (JYAN) commends the Ministry of Health on its initiative aimed at providing the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine to all seventh-grade girls. The introduction of this vaccine is a proactive measure...

Published:Thursday | October 5, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:No matter how many public sermons we conduct concerning the mother seen beating her daughter with a machete in a video circulated this weekend past, making her into a criminal is not going to fix the perennial problems of poverty,...

Published:Thursday | October 5, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Five of us retired professionals attended the funeral service of a loved one who was a son, brother, father, nephew, uncle, cousin, and medical technologist. He was shot and killed and the sad occasion brought about an unplanned...

Published:Thursday | October 5, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:What has been causing the massive increase in evening traffic congestion in the Liguanea/Lady Musgrave Road/Hope Road/Barbican area over the past two weeks? It has been horrible. A trip from downtown, Kingston to Jacks Hill that...

Published:Wednesday | October 4, 2017 | 12:11 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I found myself doing something I would normally never do: listening to the radio. I was tuned into Hitz 92 FM listening to Jenny Jenny's daily radio show.As is the nature of all radio talk shows, they tend to focus on the most...

Published:Wednesday | October 4, 2017 | 12:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Every day, it becomes more evident that too many persons who have been placed in positions of leadership lack sound judgement and common sense.How could the minister of health, Dr Christopher Tufton, and his team think that it would...

Published:Wednesday | October 4, 2017 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I grew up in York District, about two and a half miles west of Morant Bay. Corporal punishment was a central feature in education and general socialisation in my village. The teacher used the...

Published:Tuesday | October 3, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:As a carrier of Jamaican news, home and abroad, and with the challenges our young country faces in terms of the cancer called crime, it is very irresponsible for THE STAR to have published the headline 'More J'cans becoming informers...

Published:Tuesday | October 3, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Corporal punishment has been an entrenched part of Jamaican culture. The Bible is often used to justify its significance in contemporary society.Indeed, many of us got our fair share of beating. Owen 'Blakka' Ellis, in one of his...

Published:Tuesday | October 3, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:This is an open letter to Prime Minister Andrew Holness.Your Government has decided to carry out a mass vaccination of girls with the HPV Gardasil vaccine.No compelling reason has been given for this mass vaccination of more than 22,...

Published:Tuesday | October 3, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Last week, there were two propitious stories highlighting the recent victories of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF). The first being the welcome news that reputed gang leader of the Duppy Flames Gang, Marlon 'Duppy Flim' Perry,...

Published:Monday | October 2, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:With Heritage Week days away, now is a great time to remind those Jamaicans who believe Creole, or Patois, should have died with slavery, that it is the greatest proponent of our heritage, and we should embrace it....

Published:Monday | October 2, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:It is so pleasing to know that at last check, our net international reserves (NIR) are at record levels. This is such an achievement to be proud of as a nation.But as a hedge against the country's economic instability, I wonder if...

Published:Monday | October 2, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Last Friday afternoon, my radio dial was where it always is - Nationwide News Network (NNN). In the interview segment, I listened in amazement as the presenters claimed to be interviewing two American lawmakers. The two topics were...

Published:Monday | October 2, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Almost every day, for the past several weeks, my electricity chips out, for a second or two and, sometimes, for longer. On average, this happens three to four times throughout the day.I would like the Jamaica Public Service Company (...

Published:Saturday | September 30, 2017 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:One thing that Jamaican people are good at is pointing fingers and placing blame, but we fail miserably at being held accountable.Flip through the newspaper and watch the news and the evidence is abundant.The main entity held...

Published:Saturday | September 30, 2017 | 12:04 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Since Thursday last week, I have had on-then-off landline and Internet service. Having ascertained that my three immediate neighbours, who also use FLOW, were having no such interruptions, it was rather easy to deduce that the...

Published:Friday | September 29, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Where there is injustice, there can be no peace.I was appalled when I visited Seaview Gardens, a highly populated community. As I drove along the street adjoining the very wide gully, the stench coming from the gully and the nearby...

Pages

Subscribe to Letters