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We are creating an underclass of alienated youth who see no future for them in their own country apart from crime, which offers an exciting albeit short life.

THE EDITOR, Madam: Recently, a Gleaner article reported that a young Jamaican, when asked what he wanted to be when he grew up, he said “a gunman“. No doubt he had woken up that morning, not been given an adequate breakfast with nothing to do,...

Under pressure, the National Commercial Bank (NCB) has sought to explain how it arrived at new and increased banking fees. Both NCB and Scotiabank have been facing intense public criticism over the new fees. Here are some readers’ reactions...
CHARLES

THE EDITOR, Madam: The recommendations by the newly minted Minister of Agriculture Pearnel Charles Jr, for the Government to temporarily suspend “the common external tariff and additional stamp duties on imported leg quarters” ( Jamaica Observer...

THE EDITOR, Madam: Whenever there is a spike in murders you have the response of hand-wringing and calls for resignation and crime plans. And the favourite of everybody, it seems, social intervention. Jamaica has had a problem with crime for...

THE EDITOR, Madam: I’m tired of hearing weak arguments from anti-vaxxers and others about the prime minister’s controversial remarks, “argument done”, referencing those who continue to refuse COVID-19 vaccines. Now, I’m not a fan of PM Holness, I...

THE EDITOR, Madam: This is an open letter to Minister of National Security Dr Horace Chang. The purpose of this letter is to request that you periodically, for example, every six months or one year, publish a report on illegal guns flowing into...

THE EDITOR, Madam: AS THE newspaper and TV daily menu of murder continues and bodies pile up, we have to ask: Is this going to continue through the several months it will take for the new Ministry of Legal and Constitutional Affairs to bring the...

THE EDITOR, Madam: This year’s National Leadership Prayer Breakfast was a meaningful event. The organisers were creative in planning what they referred to as a hybrid – a blending of face- to- face and virtual gathering. The model worked...

THE EDITOR, Madam: I am so frustrated to wake up every day and read all what these persons in authority have to say on their approach on fighting crime. They all seem to think the police and the army is the answer to this crime situation. None...

THE EDITOR, Madam: Anyone who tells you that this is a pandemic of the unvaccinated is either brainwashed by Big Pharma and the mainstream media, or just ignorant. We are at the two-year anniversary of COVID-19 and if we follow some people in...
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