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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...

Published:Monday | May 6, 2019 | 12:26 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Re the Vaz-UDC saga. Let me be clear from the start that I am a connected person, as I am a director of the Urban Development Corporation (UDC). I am a retired commission land surveyor, and the people of Montego Bay will tell you...

Published:Monday | May 6, 2019 | 12:26 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Daryl Vaz has thrown down the gauntlet to the former contractor general, to either put up or shut up. This is quite characteristic of Mr Vaz, as he tends to use rhetoric and an ‘in your face’ attitude to shade his responses when...

Published:Monday | May 6, 2019 | 12:26 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: It was Professor Howard Gardener who coined the phrase Multiple Intelligences (MI), due to the fact that there were some loopholes in the Intelligent Quotient (IQ) philosophy/theory.A person with a high IQ meant that the person was...

Published:Monday | May 6, 2019 | 12:25 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Gleaner columnist Glenn Tucker completely missed the point in his column ‘The NIDS ruling: A solution searching for a problem’. The NIDS law he referred to was rushed through Parliament with some 260 amendments and provided extreme...

Published:Saturday | May 4, 2019 | 12:24 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: In recent days, there has been much talk about a major revamping of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF). Now we hear that the Mobile Reserve is to be disbanded after nearly 60 years of operation, and in the words of National...

Published:Saturday | May 4, 2019 | 12:24 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: In the area where I live, given the water shortage, the water is turned off during the night and is promised and expected to be returned by 4:00 am. On Friday morning, water came back about 6:00 am. The National Water Commission...

Published:Saturday | May 4, 2019 | 12:24 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: My thoughts in 2009, ten years ago, remain as relevant today as they were was then! A vast majority of Jamaicans and I do believe that the actions taken by Minister of National Security Dr Horace Chang to disband the Mobile...

Published:Saturday | May 4, 2019 | 12:18 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The damning revelations by some of our constituted oversight bodies on government’s improprieties drive me to be brutally frank and ask the question: is our government in some criminal conspiracy? Since this government came to...

Published:Saturday | May 4, 2019 | 12:18 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: South Africans everywhere, blacks and whites alike, may be crying foul in the wake of the IAAF ruling that Caster Semenya should be barred from all IAAF competitions, including the upcoming World Championships, if she does not take...

Published:Friday | May 3, 2019 | 12:15 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Like Dr Michael Abrahams, I grieve for Shantae Skyers and I also grieve for every other little girl raped and murdered. In his column ‘Where is God when little girls get raped and murdered?’ (The Gleaner, April 22, 2019), Dr...

Published:Friday | May 3, 2019 | 12:15 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I reside in Toronto, Canada, and am a proud Jamaican who holds a Canadian passport. I always stay in contact with the land of my birth. There have been great improvements in the island’s infrastructure – better roads, a few...

Published:Friday | May 3, 2019 | 12:15 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: It is with deep concern that I write to express my objection to the imposition of a state of public emergency (SOE) in St James, Hanover, and Westmoreland. I am aware that surveys have shown that as much as 90 per cent of the...

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