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THE EDITOR, Madam: I have a very perplexing issue that I have to share with you and the public. This concerns the irregular payment of teacher salaries from the Ministry of Education. I am a new teacher in the system, teaching at a secondary...

THE EDITOR, Madam: I write, on my own initiative, with reference to an article which appeared in your newspaper on May 20, 2021 captioned ‘Judges Get Salary Increase’. The article reports on a recently announced (but not yet implemented) increase...

THE EDITOR, Madam: As a legitimate Jamaica Public Service (JPS) customer, I had never owed a bill nor even had a balance brought forward. Imagine my surprise to receive a February bill for $3,687.90, which is my highest bill in 15 years and the...

THE EDITOR, Madam: Fatherhood represents choice. A father is a woman’s choice to carry seed, hope, aspirations and future in life form. Where fatherhood was not chosen but imposed, it represents both fear and favour in the outcome, which is only...

THE EDITOR, Madam: Juneteenth, a blend of the words ‘June’ and ‘nineteenth’, honours the end of slavery in the United States. Juneteenth commemorates the day (June 19, 1865) that Union soldiers finally made it to Galveston, Texas, to tell...

THE EDITOR, Madam: Uber’s entry into Jamaica is likely to solve the transportation woes. No one has to take into account the investment of any particular group of Jamaican service providers. Thus, ye are easily dispensed with. Other countries can...

THE EDITOR, Madam: I am appalled at the slow approach that the Ministry of Health and Wellness has taken in having other categories of healthcare workers authorised to administer the COVID-19 vaccine. This will undoubtedly cause major delays,...

THE EDITOR, Madam: I am convinced, more than ever, that the stakeholders and those at the very helm of the education sector are the reason that our schools are plagued with certain problems. These leaders seem to be sending mixed messages on...

Jamaicans under 50 years old who have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine may have to wait longer for their second jab, as the Government places vulnerable groups as priority. Approximately 35,000 people will be affected, Minister of...

THE EDITOR, Madam: I was listening the RJR news on Friday and there was a report that the Ministry of Health is now saying that there is a shortage of vaccines and only persons over 50 would be getting their second shot in the upcoming...
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