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Published:Tuesday | April 23, 2019 | 12:16 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: With more churches per capita than any other country in the world, the irony of the heartrending crime and violence that occur in the nation on a daily basis is overwhelming, as the latest horror displaces the former. A child, or...

Published:Tuesday | April 23, 2019 | 12:16 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: It was only a few days ago I wrote you a letter on the death of the Hon. Patrick Rousseau, which you kindly published. I write you again of the death of another good friend and Caribbean stalwart, Sir Alister McIntyre. While much...

Published:Monday | April 22, 2019 | 12:30 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Labour Day is fast approaching! I wonder how many of us remember what Labour Day is about? Some will tell you that it is about putting work into Labour Day. Historians have told us that workers had to work under some very...

Published:Monday | April 22, 2019 | 12:22 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Jamaica’s Foreign minister, Senator Kamina Johnson Smith, has explained Jamaica’s vote of acceptance of Juan Guaidó’s choice as ambassador to the Organization of American States (OAS) with the spurious argument that Guaidó’s...

Published:Monday | April 22, 2019 | 12:22 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: So much fuss about road fatalities, and quite rightly so. The statistics are frightening, with no significant decrease or consistent improvement on yearly figures. The point is, a major contributory factor to such unfortunate...

Published:Monday | April 22, 2019 | 12:22 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Pertaining to your story that was brought to the public attention about security guards being robbed, it is no lie. It is even worse than you think. I work with a security company in St Elizabeth. Other guards work and I work 12-...

Published:Saturday | April 20, 2019 | 12:33 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: In Jamaica, there is an odd convention of referring to infamous men as businessmen. If it is alleged that a particular individual is a criminal, then when referring to this person, only state his name. There is no need for the...

Published:Saturday | April 20, 2019 | 12:32 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I truly believe that the establishment of a National Identification System is a great idea and that its enactment should never warrant complications, but as it is sometimes said, “The road to hell is often paved with good...

Published:Saturday | April 20, 2019 | 12:32 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: For years I listen to the financial experts on our local airwaves with their message concerning the movements and unpredictability of our Jamaican dollar, relative to the mighty US dollar, and it would appear over the years we have...

Published:Saturday | April 20, 2019 | 12:32 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: THIS Last week, a young man with some mental-health issues was beaten to death and burnt beyond recognition. The media called it jungle justice. Justice? The claim is that after the body of a murdered eight-year-old girl was found...

Published:Saturday | April 20, 2019 | 12:31 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Slavery was perpetuated by the house slaves who would carry information to the ‘Buckra Masters’ on the field slaves who did not have great privileges. The indignities that slavery presents itself with could have ended long before...

Published:Friday | April 19, 2019 | 12:15 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I write to express my condolences on the death of Patrick Rousseau. I worked with him for several years when he served, first as chairman of the National Bauxite Commission, and more specifically, the bauxite negotiating team. The...

Published:Thursday | April 18, 2019 | 12:30 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Since the dawn of time, women have been raised so much different from their male counterparts because society viewed them as two vastly different entities, with different roles in society, simply based on their sex. Men were...

Published:Thursday | April 18, 2019 | 12:29 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I am using this medium to see if I can get some answers and assistance in the community of Patrick City in St Andrew, which is suffering immensely from the lack of water. I do understand that there is work going on that causes the...

Published:Thursday | April 18, 2019 | 12:29 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: With the introduction of the National College for Educational Leadership (NCEL), the crème de la crème of every known institution is selected to complete the one-year aspiring principal’s programme to further enhance the...

Published:Thursday | April 18, 2019 | 12:29 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I keep seeing on social media that our babies are going missing each day, and yet our Jamaican law enforcement as well as those in the political system are not doing anything about this matter. I always tell myself that no one...

Published:Thursday | April 18, 2019 | 12:15 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Responding to an article in Tuesday’s Gleaner by Patria-Kaye Aarons about privacy versus anonymity in relation to NIDS, I fully agree with the point that a national ID will allow all Jamaicans to be accountable to the State. I...

Published:Wednesday | April 17, 2019 | 12:18 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I know it is constitutional for a senator to serve out his/her term, no matter what. Opposition Senator Noel Sloley, last Sunday, made a masterful move by making way for Dr Andre Haughton. Right now, the People’s National Party...

Published:Wednesday | April 17, 2019 | 12:18 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Immediately after the fire that destroyed the Notre-Dame cathedral in France, over 500 million euros (US$565 million) was pledged to help restore it. Why? They understand the economic benefits. Yet, for years, one of our crown...

Published:Wednesday | April 17, 2019 | 12:17 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The next Diaspora Conference is nigh – a mere weeks away. Again we will search for a strategy that will enable Jamaicans at home and abroad to build our nation. To date, we seem to be struggling to fine-tune the efforts Jamaicans...

Published:Wednesday | April 17, 2019 | 12:17 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Since the opening of the Chesterfield Road in St Andrew, there has been congestion on the Portmore toll road in the mornings. Children must wake by 3:30 a.m. to leave home by 4:30 a.m. to be on time for school. Children are left...

Published:Wednesday | April 17, 2019 | 12:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I recently read a piece in your newspaper dated April 9, 2019 outlining the incompetence and inefficiencies of Region Four of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information. I, too, have submitted a copy of my degree...

Published:Tuesday | April 16, 2019 | 12:20 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: In recent times, I have seen an increase in the number of suicides, which include the latest two murder-suicide cases and the recent alleged suicide in Manchester. This forced me to look at the important role of counsellors in our...

Published:Tuesday | April 16, 2019 | 12:19 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:Tuesday | April 16, 2019 | 12:19 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: On April 11, 2019, Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks, was arrested from an Ecuadorian embassy in London. The current president of Ecuador, Lenín Moreno, who took office in 2017, said, “Ecuador has fulfilled its obligation in...

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