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Published:Thursday | June 17, 2021 | 12:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: For many Jamaican citizens, owning a home and living in safe communities is not just a desire, it is a need. In addition, persons expect their government to be committed to ensure basic needs such as water and roads are...

Published:Thursday | June 17, 2021 | 12:08 AM

The Editor, Madam: I write to raise concern about the problem of crime and violence and homicides, particularly in Central Kingston. Zeus* was being cared for by his aunt after his mother died of cancer. She brought him to my office and said, “...

Published:Thursday | June 17, 2021 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: What the G7 nations have been doing recently is a turn of fortune for developing countries like Jamaica. The route previously not taken or pursued by these rich nations in helping the poor nations in getting the requisite...

Published:Thursday | June 17, 2021 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Having watched Tuesday’s proceedings in the nation’s Parliament, I am at a loss as to why Mark Golding and Dr Morais Guy are so hell-bent on getting Ivermectin into Jamaica when absolutely none of the pre-eminent agencies that...

Published:Wednesday | June 16, 2021 | 12:09 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: All who study the Constitution of Jamaica will note that it does not recognise any political party; it recognises members of parliament and their respective constituencies. In fact, in our first election in Jamaica under Adult...

Published:Wednesday | June 16, 2021 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Having spent a week in the beautiful St Catherine, Jamaica, with my brother during my recent visit from the United Kingdom, I have to express my dismay at the frequency, completely unannounced, of no running water. Does the water...

Published:Wednesday | June 16, 2021 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: A building that is dedicated for worship is not the ‘Church’ in the eyes of God. The building will not be caught up to meet Jesus Christ when He returns; instead, it will be destroyed. St Matthew 24:2 says “there shall not be...

Published:Tuesday | June 15, 2021 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Bredda Anancy would have been pleased with George Wright’s latest comments about whether he was allegedly involved in the beating of a female caught on video, which caused national uproar. This caused “for no apparent reason”...

Published:Tuesday | June 15, 2021 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I have had my second dose of vaccine, and I feel a glorious sense of freedom. For the first time in 15 months I can move around without fear, be sociable, and see my clients in my office face to face. My doses were given at...

Published:Tuesday | June 15, 2021 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Maintaining the confidentiality of information is crucial when dealing with the information of individuals. It is no secret that the current system is urgently in need of an upgrade and with the Government’s plan to implement...

Published:Tuesday | June 15, 2021 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: It is indeed glaringly evident that Prime Minister Holness is under pressure by several stakeholders to reopen and/or relax restrictions surrounding certain sectors as the fight against the coronavirus pandemic is ongoing....

Published:Monday | June 14, 2021 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam Mourners turned up at Meadowrest Memorial Gardens in St Catherine to bid farewell to loved ones last Thursday, only to find there were no workers and they could not bury their loved ones. Workers are disgruntled after they were...

Published:Monday | June 14, 2021 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I am very concerned as I am seeking clarity as to the overall responsibility of the State and those employed by it. I refer to an article in THE STAR on May 25, titled ‘Man sleeps in car to avoid girlfriend’. Now, it is said...

Published:Monday | June 14, 2021 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Raheem Sterling, Manchester City footballer, has been awarded the Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE). This was for his crusade since 2017 for racial equality in sports. Well done, Mr Sterling, you have done your...

Published:Monday | June 14, 2021 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Since March of this year, the people of St Elizabeth have been experiencing a lot of inconvenience due to the closure of the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) office in Black River, St Elizabeth. The JPS has discontinued the in-...

Published:Monday | June 14, 2021 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The editorial of Saturday, June 12, on getting parenting right was very good and made a number of important and valid comments and suggestions. However, it did not mention something that I have tried to advocate for many years...

Published:Saturday | June 12, 2021 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Democracy in Jamaica is one in which the people elect representatives who legislate on their behalf. While the freedom exists for us to have more than two parties (and we do have more than two) – there are two main ones. Well,...

Published:Saturday | June 12, 2021 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: “Many more will have to suffer, many more will have to die?” These are the lines from a song from the King of Reggae – Bob Marley. I have heard of politicians, bankers, lawyers, teachers and our hard-working members of the...

Published:Saturday | June 12, 2021 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The rampant and indiscriminate use of marijuana is becoming a chronic national problem which needs to be urgently addressed. Marijuana is addictive and contains mind-altering chemicals, the main one being THC, which is a...

Published:Saturday | June 12, 2021 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: It is a bit surprising to see the glaring missteps in the current COVID-19 vaccination campaign by the Government. In a Gleaner article dated June 9, it was noted that persons 60 years and older who have been fully vaccinated...

Published:Saturday | June 12, 2021 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I read with interest the recent article, ‘Manning’s school targets $100 million to restore historic building’, on Friday, June 4. While I was pleased at the reference to a plan to build a monument of honour, I was disappointed...

Published:Friday | June 11, 2021 | 12:06 AM

Westmoreland Central Member of Parliament George Wright is back in Gordon House. He sat briefly on Opposition benches on Tuesday minutes before Gender Affairs Minister Olivia Grange made her contribution to the Sectoral Debate. Here are the...

Published:Friday | June 11, 2021 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: On Thursday, May 6, while travelling on public transportation to work, I lost my wallet with all my important documents, bank cards and a few thousand dollars in cash. After many frantic checks, searches, calls, I finally...

Published:Friday | June 11, 2021 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: This outcry from some in the society about gender violence is getting very annoying and appears to be biased. I am not condoning violence against any human being or even animals. However, some of the outcry is not genuine. Some...

Published:Thursday | June 10, 2021 | 12:13 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: If MP George Wright has done what it is alleged he has done, he should rightly be condemned for it, but should we ‘drink his blood’ before we are satisfied? People of all walks of life have expressed outrage at the incident, and...

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