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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...

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

THE EDITOR, Sir: The emergence of certain videos on social media and reports elsewhere show that there is an orchestrated attack by rogue taxi and minibus drivers on members of our police force in carrying out their duties. This situation is...

Published:Wednesday | March 27, 2019 | 12:26 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Words would not be adequate to express the deep sense of loss that we all are feeling. To say that she was the best would be a huge understatement. She not only had the best voice in radio but was also blessed with the uncanny...

Published:Wednesday | March 27, 2019 | 12:26 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) extends condolences to the family of broadcaster extraordinaire Dorraine Samuels, who departed this life yesterday. We also extend condolences to the family of Karlene ‘Kerry’ Magnus, who...

Published:Wednesday | March 27, 2019 | 12:23 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Why is it that many drivers in Jamaica don’t obey the traffic laws, and stop at a STOP SIGN? Do they feel that these signs are not necessary, and are just placed there as a thought of what you should do? When I say STOP. I mean,...

Published:Wednesday | March 27, 2019 | 12:22 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Trans people are just like everyone else. We have families and we have jobs, we go to school and are as good at doing anything an average human being can. We’re dads, moms, sisters and brothers, neighbours and law-abiding...

Published:Wednesday | March 27, 2019 | 12:22 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: It has been a little over three years since the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), in a surprising display, defeated the People’s National Party (PNP), in what then was seen as a major upset, to win the February 2016 general election....

Published:Wednesday | March 27, 2019 | 12:20 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: It is my view that corruption has played a major role in crime and violence in Jamaica. Too many corrupt officers are in the police force, many of whom are linked to criminal networks across the island. This has compromised the...

Published:Wednesday | March 27, 2019 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: It’s a darn shame and disgrace, the way in which some children talk to their parents. They have no manners and respect. They tell their parents any word they feel like telling them. And some of these parents are afraid of their...

Published:Tuesday | March 26, 2019 | 12:18 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I am writing today based on my many experiences with the One who truly loves us even when nobody does. The One, without a doubt, who wakes us up every morning and walks with us to work or school and provides food for us to eat. God...

Published:Tuesday | March 26, 2019 | 12:18 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Many thanks to Dr Michael Abrahams for the series on adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and highlighting for us the various consequences associated with it. A relatively new concept, the exploration of ACEs has gained attention....

Published:Tuesday | March 26, 2019 | 12:18 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: On March 22, 2019, I read a Loop News report on the Florida meeting between five Caribbean leaders and United States President Donald Trump in which the Prime Minister of St Lucia, Allen M. Chastanet, is quoted as saying that the...

Published:Tuesday | March 26, 2019 | 12:18 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Although I now live a few thousand miles away, I care deeply for Jamaica, land I love. I pre-date ‘Millionaire’s Row’ and have cared for Discovery Bay ever since the days of my youth, when I used to trek through the bush to the...

Published:Monday | March 25, 2019 | 12:07 AM

“Mudslinging and hurling barbs at opponents are par for the course in politics. In any political campaign, it is the norm for candidates to extol their virtues and highlight the flaws and failures of their challengers. However, while boasting about...

Published:Monday | March 25, 2019 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: If ISSA and the Ministry of Education want to give any ­modicum of appearance that academics is an high school’s first priority, they need to step in right this minute and, at the very least, suspend these boys from competing in...

Published:Monday | March 25, 2019 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The report is disgusting and these students should be expelled from the school if the report is true. The person (staff) questioning the students’ suspension should also be expelled if the students referred to as ambassadors is the...

Published:Monday | March 25, 2019 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: With regards to the story ­involving Mr Shaw and the ­athletics students, I think both vice-principal Rowe and the track coach should be investigated regarding their handling during and after the incident. Also, I think the two...

Published:Monday | March 25, 2019 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: It was very encouraging to see the treatment in the two major newspapers on Friday, March 22, 2019, of the struggle in Venezuela between that country and the US administration, which is bent on removing Maduro from office, perhaps...

Published:Monday | March 25, 2019 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I am disappointed by the response of Calabar High School regarding the incident involving teacher and head of the Physics Department, Sanjaye Shaw. There should be serious consequences for bad behaviour. Athletes are not above the...

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