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THE EDITOR, Madam: THE COVID-19 pandemic has impacted trial by jury all around the world, as the wheels of justice turn even slower due to this infectious and insidious disease. The importance of trial by a ‘jury of one’s peers’, however, cannot be...

IF MATTHEW Samuda is believed – and there is no reason not to – the Government could lose the plot on its ban on polystyrene food packaging, unless it acts with dispatch to cauterise the danger. Mr Samuda, of course, does not put it that way. The...

THE EDITOR, Madam: A recent Bill Johnson poll shows Lisa Hanna leading the pack in terms of public opinion on who should lead the People’s National Party (PNP) in the wake of Peter Phillips’ resignation. Hanna was ahead of her closest rival, Mark...

THE EDITOR, Madam: Jamaica is an independent country, but yet we have the Queen of England as our head of state. Prime Minister Andrew Holness, in his previous term, said that he would have a referendum on removing the Queen as the head of state...

THE EDITOR, Madam: Is the continuous haemorrhaging of the People’s National Party (PNP) a vindication of the Jamaican electorate? Was the country very on point with their decisions at the polls this last general election? The good book Matthew 12...

THE EDITOR, Madam: We are all aware of the serious nature of COVID-19, and in August, it was decided by the tourism minister that we would reopen the tourist sector. It was emphatically stated that visitors from ‘bubble’ countries would be exempt...

THE EDITOR, Madam: With the passing of Frederick ‘Toots’ Hibbert, it is becoming clearer to me that the future of reggae music, as we know it, is in trouble. Reggae lovers worldwide have been shaken by the news, and for more reasons than one. An...

THE EDITOR, Madam: The People’s National Party (PNP) in the last two general elections lost 28 seats. They’ve lost more seats in this period than the 2002-2007 election cycle where they lost 22 seats. Also, this election is the first election...

THE EDITOR, Madam: With the coronavirus pandemic already claiming 51 lives so far, we should focus our attention on the reopening of schools for next year January instead of October 2020. Furthermore, the year is almost ending, and the majority...

THE EDITOR, Madam: I am writing to pay tribute to Sir Selvyn Walter, a former member of parliament in Antigua and Barbuda and a celebrated writer. Selvyn was a student at The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, in the early ‘60s whom I...
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