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Published:Monday | September 3, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I would like to pose the following question to Albert Corcho, principal of Calabar High School: How many of the boys deemed by grade average not fit for grade 11 are members of the school's track and field team or Manning Cup squad?...

Published:Monday | September 3, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The Holness administration is proving to be very petty and vindictive.How else would you explain their treatment of the statue of Norman Manley in comparison to that of Alexander Bustamante, both of which stand at opposite ends of...

Published:Saturday | September 1, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Once more in August, in the same country, in the same community, the relentless and ongoing war against the bodies of girls and women has become more visible. In August 2017, two teenage girls were shot, one fatally, in the community...

Published:Saturday | September 1, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:It has always been the lament of non-traditional high schools that the traditional high schools get all the best students. This is so because the traditional high schools get the students with 80 per cent and above, and the non-...

Published:Saturday | September 1, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I've been thinking about how the education system can screw up our kids. At age 11, my sister was dropped from the 'top' class because her average fell below 80 per cent. Her confidence was shaken. She wasn't moving on to grade six...

Published:Saturday | September 1, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I like Audley Shaw for his enthusiasm and political competence in ministerial duties. However, on the matter of tuna fishing around Jamaica, I am afraid he is swimming against the current.Most varieties of tuna are migratory, and...

Published:Friday | August 31, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Years ago, I graduated from Calabar High and received what was back then an outstanding, well-rounded education, with lots of extra-curricular activities that supported my personal growth and helped to propel me in many areas of life...

Published:Friday | August 31, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:This is an open letter to the commissioner of police and the members of the newly constituted PSTE Branch.Commissioner, I am asking that on any given day, you and the officers just stand outside the gate at 103 Old Hope Road, and for...

Published:Friday | August 31, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:It is with great despair to see images of torn flesh, bite marks, and blood oozing from a victim of dog attacks. Every couple of years, there seem to be new cases of the ferocity of these animals on innocent children and the elderly....

Published:Friday | August 31, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The Government of Jamaica has decided to pass legislation that will make it mandatory for everyone to have a biometric form of identification over which the State will be custodians. If you do not comply with this law, you will face...

Published:Friday | August 31, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Why was Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton in the dark regarding the bed-space crisis at the Savanna-la-Mar Hospital?It was quite disturbing when TVJ first highlighted the severe shortage of bed spaces at the Sav-la-Mar Hospital,...

Published:Thursday | August 30, 2018 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Everybody needs a bodyguard in Jamaica, even the little babies.Too many young girls and young women are being butchered and slaughtered.Some years ago, two sisters - ages 21 and 22 - were having their meal at their home, off the...

Published:Thursday | August 30, 2018 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:As the world's biggest buffoon leads his circus, on a daily basis, those who are well thinking, in the US and across the world, long for a day when he will no longer haunt America and the world's political landscape, and our TV...

Published:Thursday | August 30, 2018 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Professor Stephen Vascianne, president of University of Technology (UTech), made a valued point regarding the important of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).But society cannot live by STEM alone.In 2015, The...

Published:Thursday | August 30, 2018 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Although we should welcome Mr Reid's entry into representational politics, I would like to point out to the voters of North West St Ann that he has never lived, worked nor raised his family in the constituency.Mr Reid seems more...

Published:Thursday | August 30, 2018 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Is who sey so? The five of us, retired professionals, exchange glances and wonder if justice and truth will ever be ours at any time soon. What are we saying or what are we talking about, for these are two different exercises.Are we...

Published:Thursday | August 30, 2018 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir I wish to highlight the blatant discriminatory policies by the Jamaican government. Pensioners residing in Jamaica receiving less than one million dollars in pension payments are exempted from income tax. Pensioners residing overseas...

Published:Wednesday | August 29, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:It is heartbreaking to hear of the tragic death of 14-year-old Yetanya Francis, who was mutilated after being raped last Thursday by men within her community of Arnett Gardens.It is uncanny that this homicide is the straw that broke...

Published:Wednesday | August 29, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Is Jamaica maximising its potential to earn from its historical past? I really think not.Large throughput of visitor to an attraction is possible through good planning and organising skills. It should not only be about advertising...

Published:Wednesday | August 29, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I'm writing in response to the article titled 'Teachers are being abused in schools, says JTA boss - Appealing for help to combat violence' published on Tuesday, August 28, 2018.I agree that the violence displayed by our youth is...

Published:Wednesday | August 29, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I thought that both major political parties had ended the era of politicising crime and violence.Dr Peter Phillips, leader of the Opposition and president of the People's National Party, used a tour of Arnett Gardens, originally...

Published:Tuesday | August 28, 2018 | 12:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Last week's gruesome killing of a teenager in Arnett Gardens is what Jamaican leaders, in all spheres, have created, worked for and fostered. This is the real Jamaica, believe it or not!So why all this idiocy of outrage? It is also...

Published:Tuesday | August 28, 2018 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Successive administrations have not prioritised family-friendly spaces as a lynch pin in the fight against crime and promoting healthy communal and familial relationships.Governments spend a lot of time talking about building more...

Published:Tuesday | August 28, 2018 | 12:04 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:My cousin died from cancer a couple of years ago. Her only child saw what her mother was going through and vowed that she will become a doctor.All throughout high school, she did very well and maintained honour-roll status until she...

Published:Tuesday | August 28, 2018 | 12:04 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I am not Catholic, but during my first marriage to a devout Catholic, I met some very decent members of that denomination. Our son was both christened in my Protestant tradition and baptised Catholic, as we wanted him to make up his...

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