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Published:Wednesday | November 28, 2018 | 12:18 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I am writing in response to Marlon Morgan's letter published on November 27, 2018 ('The facts on PEP mock exam'). No doubt, this technical person out of Heroes Circle is just another spin doctor placed out there to continue the...

Published:Wednesday | November 28, 2018 | 12:14 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The figures for road deaths continue to cause concern. They are the result of a multifaceted problem. Widespread indiscipline manifests itself in the use of the roads, as well as elsewhere. This cannot be separated from our failure...

Published:Wednesday | November 28, 2018 | 12:13 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I have been following our Clarendonian Dalton Harris as he sings melodiously and with virtuosity week after week.His vocal range and control are mind-blowing. What a natural gift!He and the other contestants have brought great...

Published:Wednesday | November 28, 2018 | 12:12 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I must confess that I was a little put out by the three-day strike by taxi drivers last week. By that, I don't mean that I was hampered in any way. I am just fed up with the way in which we do things, even in 2018.The drivers/...

Published:Wednesday | November 28, 2018 | 12:11 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:We are germinating crime monsters. The psychological impact of the inhumane treatment that has been meted out to our men/boys in our lock-ups will be paid for dearly if serious social and psychological intervention is not applied...

Published:Tuesday | November 27, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:In his column 'Parliamentary restrictions outdated', published on November 24, 2018, Jaevion Nelson raised the issue of members of the public not being allowed to take notes in the gallery in Parliament.The current situation is...

Published:Tuesday | November 27, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I note with piqued interest an article published titled 'Shaw to visit Israel for bilateral talks' in The Gleaner. Normally, this would pass as routine, however , bring your attention to last December, nearly a year ago now, when the...

Published:Tuesday | November 27, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Dear Straight people,I write to you against the background that so many Jamaicans seem to be disappointed in Dalton Harris for their perception of his sexuality. I write to you because I find your obsession with how people have sex...

Published:Tuesday | November 27, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:As a commuter of Jamaica's very disorganised and dangerous public transportation system, I am very confused by why taxi operators are up in arms regarding the changes in the Road Traffic Act (RTA).This is something that the current...

Published:Monday | November 26, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:In response to Keisha Syblis, a disabled commuter, who argues that the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) ought to make special arrangements to increase the seating capacity for members of the disabled community and improve...

Published:Monday | November 26, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:As a member of the Discovery Bay community, I am deeply concerned and very angry that the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) has approved yet another dolphin cove in Jamaica to be placed in Discovery Bay. This most...

Published:Monday | November 26, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:What rubbish it that? Who is getting a kickback out of that? What's the justification for spending $17m on a sign when there are no hospital beds?And why is the minister of tourism only now just looking into the matter because of...

Published:Saturday | November 24, 2018 | 12:09 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I can see clearly now and reading without eyeglasses, having recently done two surgeries through the fantastic Jamaica/Cuba eye care programme. I lift my hat off to the Cuban medical team and to both governments who have lifted my...

Published:Saturday | November 24, 2018 | 12:09 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The most igniting part of the reasons for the taxis owners and drivers' recent protest against the new traffic regulations it points to lack of literate understanding of a simple statement from the court, of payments made by a taxi...

Published:Saturday | November 24, 2018 | 12:09 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The question of talent in Jamaica has been one of my preoccupations as I teach thousands of students at UWI. I am now better able to guess who are the people with the best-made plans to go. I have made presentations at conferences...

Published:Saturday | November 24, 2018 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Anyone who has heard the parliamentary testimony of Public Defender Arlene Harrison Henry in regard to the state of affairs regarding state of emergency (SOE) detainees, held in lock-ups, cannot help but be appalled at the level of...

Published:Saturday | November 24, 2018 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Are we training the best people to prepare our kids for PEP?I have been hearing about PEP (Primary Exit Profile) from the time my daughter was in grade 4 - and even thought she would have taken it when she got to grade 6, She is now...

Published:Friday | November 23, 2018 | 12:14 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Have you ever driven with hazard lights on? How can a motorist breach the Road Code using hazard lights? The answer may surprise many.Hazard lights flashing from parked vehicles, those being towed, piloted, or moving slowly are a...

Published:Friday | November 23, 2018 | 12:14 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The following is an open letter to Ministers Olivia 'Babsy' Grange, Floyd Green, and CISOCA.Of what use are laws when they are not enforced?There is supposed to be a law on the books that speaks to the need for doctors and medical...

Published:Friday | November 23, 2018 | 12:14 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:There is no doubt that taxi drivers who continuously disobey the law by attempting to skip traffic, driving on the opposite side of the road into oncoming traffic, are attempting to murder their passengers and the drivers who are in...

Published:Friday | November 23, 2018 | 12:14 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I write in regard to an article published by your newspaper by Mr Michael Abrahams on November 20, 2018. With great noticeability the Holy Bible has been attacked, assaulted, criticised with much aggression from many since its...

Published:Friday | November 23, 2018 | 12:13 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:As a member of the disabled community who regularly commutes via public transportation, I strongly believe that the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) should make special considerations for disabled persons, regarding the low...

Published:Friday | November 23, 2018 | 12:13 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The abortion debate has been noteworthy for the almost complete absence from the debate of biomedical data, and, disappointingly, of those knowledgeable in that field. As a result, the protagonists have been divided between moralists...

Published:Thursday | November 22, 2018 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:In one of the Week of Prayer exercises at the Eastern Regional Campus of Northern Caribbean University (NCU) recently, I made reference to a song, done by Buju Banton, which gave the impression that I, along with the institution and...

Published:Thursday | November 22, 2018 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR Sir:November 16 was celebrated as International Day of Tolerance. As defined by UNESCO, tolerance is the respect, acceptance, and appreciation of the rich diversity of our world's cultures, forms of expression and ways of being human. For...

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