Thu | Jul 7, 2022

Letters

Published:Thursday | July 7, 2022 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The Jamaican Historical Society would like to add its voice to the calls now being made for the rescue and renovation of Ormsby Hall, located at 4 Victoria Ave in downtown Kingston. The building has a long history, having been...

Published:Thursday | July 7, 2022 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: We are a nation in crisis blinded by the politics of denial. We see the stark reality of the crisis but because of our politics and the benefits we derive from such politics we turn a blind eye as our dearly beloved Jamaica...

Published:Thursday | July 7, 2022 | 12:06 AM

The EDITOR, Madam: In recent years it has become commonplace to blame the ordinary Jamaicans for the vaccine crisis; and later we hear corporal punishment and inability of families to solve domestic dispute peacefully are responsible for the high...

Published:Thursday | July 7, 2022 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: It’s nearly a year since Heroy Clarke, MP for Central St James, made his intention known to bring a motion to Parliament that would see DNA testing done shortly after birth. As is well known, the proposal was never even brought...

Published:Wednesday | July 6, 2022 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: It is so heartbreaking that corruption in Zimbabwe has reached alarming levels. The recent audit of COVID-19 funds shows that the monies were squandered and the targeted beneficiaries, the vulnerable groups, never received...

Published:Wednesday | July 6, 2022 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The world has become immune to war and civil unrest. Before Russia going into Ukraine, there was the Syrian conflict, the Yemen crisis, Sudanese unrest, the Venezuelan crisis, etc. Many of these conflicts are still ongoing....

Published:Wednesday | July 6, 2022 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: As a society, we seem to be on a slope towards anarchy and indecency. It is like going down Spur Tree Hill like a car without brakes. Recently, I happened to be near a certain high school at dismissal time and observed how the...

Published:Wednesday | July 6, 2022 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I believe that there is no one in Jamaica, the Caribbean or elsewhere who has not heard of the brutal murder of the Clarendon mother and her four children and is not jolted by this heinous crime. Let it be clear. I am all for...

Published:Tuesday | July 5, 2022 | 12:06 AM

Man accused of killing family of five wants action taken for leaked video, attorney says “I can envision how this entire case might be derailed just because of ineptitude.” – @Wilmot2Marie “Saw this coming. This case will cause many things to...

Published:Tuesday | July 5, 2022 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: As a child, probably around five years old, I attended my first funeral. It was for a murdered couple whose surname was Belafonte. It was the first time I saw two coffins in the Mandeville Parish Church. I have not done any...

Published:Tuesday | July 5, 2022 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Jamaica’s education system has undergone much restructuring over the years. Among the changes is the introduction of National Standards Curriculum, across all public schools. The curriculum identifies standards across diverse...

Published:Monday | July 4, 2022 | 12:35 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The director of public prosecution (DPP) has declared its intent to ask for the death penalty in the case of the young man who is charged with the gruesome and insane murders of a mother and her four children in Clarendon. I...

Published:Monday | July 4, 2022 | 12:35 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: That the United States has freedom of religion, of speech and of the press enshrined in the First Amendment of its highly revered constitution was a frequent topic during discussions with shipmates of many nationalities,...

Published:Monday | July 4, 2022 | 12:35 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I was born on February 6, 1940, and it was so recorded on my birth certificate. In the early days this was written quite logically as 6-2-40: day, month and year, respectively. After a time, we – the copycats that we are –...

Published:Saturday | July 2, 2022 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Criminals in Jamaica are multiplying like mosquitoes on wet summer days. They fester in the ‘nearby bushes’, ‘unknown taxis’, ‘gangs’ etc. etc. They also thrive in the police force, reactive rather than proactive successive...

Published:Saturday | July 2, 2022 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The US Supreme Court’s reversal of the Roe v Wade ruling that has stood for nearly 50 years has effectively ruled that women do not have a constitutional right to abortion. On the home front, the director of public...

Published:Saturday | July 2, 2022 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: It is unfortunate but most of the crimes that are being committed in Jamaica are being done by the young people; and many of these young people are displaying the badman attitude. We should not forget what a former teacher,...

Published:Saturday | July 2, 2022 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: As a patriot, I have had my fill, and I know for a fact that other patriotic Jamaicans feel the same. This is the point at which we have to put formalities aside and approach our crime problem from a realistic and a much more...

Published:Saturday | July 2, 2022 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I wish to raise an issue for the consideration and determination of all well-thinking Jamaicans. I leave each individual, each group or organisation, and those who wish the nation well, to consider and answer these for...

Published:Friday | July 1, 2022 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Is it extremely disappointing that after being the first Jamaican to announce her candidature for the Commonwealth secretary-general, Kamina Johnson Smith is being chastised by Kay Osborne, a fellow woman, moreover a human...

Published:Friday | July 1, 2022 | 12:05 AM

The prosecution is to seek the death penalty for 23-year-old Rushane Barnett, who has been charged with the murder of his cousins – a mother and her four children – in Cocoa Piece, Clarendon. Their throats were slashed. What are your thoughts?...

Published:Friday | July 1, 2022 | 12:05 AM
Published:Thursday | June 30, 2022 | 12:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Criminals in Jamaica multiply like mosquitoes on wet summer days. They fester in the ‘nearby bushes’, ‘unknown taxis’, ‘gangs’ etc, etc. They also thrive in the police force, reactive rather than proactive successive government...

Published:Thursday | June 30, 2022 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The recent discourse over the Government’s crime-fighting strategies as well as the furore over the massacre of the family in Clarendon have led me to the conclusion that Jamaica is indeed the place to live and work, if you are...

Published:Thursday | June 30, 2022 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I am pleased to see that our Auditor General Pamela Monroe Ellis has been recognised for her stellar performance in the handling of the work of that office. We appreciate her diligence and commitment to our nation in the...

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