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Published:Wednesday | April 3, 2019 | 12:26 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: On Monday, April 1, 2019, The Gleaner published an editorial titled ‘PetroCaribe Development Fund closure, Wigton IPO and lessons for Jamaica’. I was elated to read same with an overwhelming feeling that Jamaica is going in right...

Published:Wednesday | April 3, 2019 | 12:25 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The People's National Party (PNP) blundered in choosing to put Damion Crawford to run against Ann-Marie Vaz in East Portland. First, the PNP hierarchy should have chosen a female candidate because not only does ‘Action Ann’ have...

Published:Wednesday | April 3, 2019 | 12:20 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Calabar High School on Red Hills Road, St Andrew, doesn’t have a student indiscipline problem; what they have is a leadership/management problem. And the sooner the old boys, the Ministry of Education and parents realise this,...

Published:Tuesday | April 2, 2019 | 12:20 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: In recent years, the Government has placed a ban on corporal punishment in schools. This has come after frequent cases in which teachers have been taken to court on cases of child abuse. At present, the children within our school...

Published:Tuesday | April 2, 2019 | 12:20 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I am writing in frustration about the usual bad occurrences in local racing at Caymanas Park. The latest was on Sunday, March 30, 2019, in the first race, with the so-called mistake with father and son jockeys Trevor and Tad...

Published:Tuesday | April 2, 2019 | 12:19 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Medical Technology is the study of body specimens, for example, blood, urine, faeces, semen, vaginal swabs, among others. These specimens are collected, analysed, and reported following proper quality-control protocol to guarantee...

Published:Monday | April 1, 2019 | 12:18 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The Government’s intention to limit the amount of high-content sugary drinks purchased in schools is commendable, I must say. However, I have read that there is a pursuit to push higher taxes on these sugary drinks in order to curb...

Published:Monday | April 1, 2019 | 12:17 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: In the same way that it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a school to help to form the character of a child, help to develop the core values that guide the behaviour and harness the talents. The core values derive from the...

Published:Monday | April 1, 2019 | 12:17 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The persons who are responsible for the governance of the country are not being very fair to the general public about the age of retirement of people. They set rules and regulations for teachers and other public-sector workers, and...

Published:Monday | April 1, 2019 | 12:16 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: All Jamaicans must be focused on the positive step for Jamaica and where we would like to see it in the next decade – to let the nation’s children grow up in a society that will lead them to an environment that will yield successes...

Published:Saturday | March 30, 2019 | 12:14 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: On behalf of my family, I am extending sincere condolences to both the Magnus family and the Samuels family. I honestly feel that I speak on behalf of the entire Jamaica in saying how devastated we all are at the passing of two...

Published:Saturday | March 30, 2019 | 12:14 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I have always heard that Jamaican journalists don’t do much investigative work. If you watch, listen to, or read the news in the Jamaican media, all or most of the reports are about the obvious – topics or incidents out in the...

Published:Saturday | March 30, 2019 | 12:14 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I am writing in response to the articles published yesterday and associated articles recently published about lack of transparency about the presence of ‘Swine Flu’ in Jamaica. As Dr Dayton Campbell pointed out in an article, the...

Published:Saturday | March 30, 2019 | 12:14 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: In previous weeks, we have all heard the different plans that the Government has outlined for the economy to grow and in order for us to achieve Vision 2030 to make ‘Jamaica a place to work, raise families, and do business’. I...

Published:Saturday | March 30, 2019 | 12:14 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: In light of the recent, bold strides that our Government has taken in banning plastics in a bid to preserve our “physical” Jamaica, how long should we tarry before such stringent actions are taken to preserve our people? An effort...

Published:Friday | March 29, 2019 | 12:15 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Sometimes you hear religious persons say that it is wrong to drink alcohol. Is that really so? What do the Scriptures teach? Proverbs 23:20 states: “Be not among winebibbers.” Winebibbers are persons who drink much wine. So God...

Published:Friday | March 29, 2019 | 12:15 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: For the last two months, there has not been a single day when I have not heard someone question the purpose of going to college. As a university student, I feel as though I have to inform them about the many benefits of...

Published:Friday | March 29, 2019 | 12:15 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Acquiring proper healthcare is one essential way of prolonging one’s life, and this is an area in which Jamaica needs to improve. This proper healthcare cannot be bestowed unto the sick without a welcoming environment and a...

Published:Friday | March 29, 2019 | 12:14 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: On average, at least 130 million babies are born into the world every year, and an estimated 15 million of these babies are born preterm (before 37 completed weeks of gestation). Preterm birth complications are seen to be the...

Published:Friday | March 29, 2019 | 12:14 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: We, at times, take for granted our ability to be able to speak because we consider it to be normal. However, this is not only a treasure, but it is a great and powerful weapon. The words we speak can produce life or death. Thus...

Published:Thursday | March 28, 2019 | 7:23 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Like an Eagle soaring above all others, and in an environment populated with myriads of artisans plying their trade in competition with each other, Dorraine Samuels paraded her craft aloft for all to see and hear. Dorraine...

Published:Thursday | March 28, 2019 | 7:23 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Dorraine Samuels was to Jamaican radio what mahogany is to the furniture industry. Her exceptionally beautiful voice has, arguably, been the best female voice on Jamaican radio over the past three decades. She was tailor-made...

Published:Thursday | March 28, 2019 | 7:23 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Open letter to Calabar High School I was rather disappointed upon hearing about the alleged assault of a Calabar High School teacher by two students. As the story unfolds, the teacher tells his side where he was assaulted...

Published:Thursday | March 28, 2019 | 7:23 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I would like to offer my sincere condolences to the family of the late Dorraine Samuels. She was one of the country’s most talented broadcasters and presenters spanning several decades. She earned the admiration of a wide cross...

Published:Thursday | March 28, 2019 | 7:14 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Civilised societies are built on the foundation of a social order. This social order may be defined as a stable state of society in which the existing social structure is accepted and maintained by its members. Social order...

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