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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...

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...

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