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Published:Friday | May 24, 2019 | 12:31 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: With everything that has gone wrong in the past couple of weeks and the possibility of the myriad of things that can go wrong as we face life each day, I want to be the first to congratulate the Government of Jamaica and the team...

Published:Friday | May 24, 2019 | 12:30 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: According to what I am seeing, beautiful and pretty roads seem to be a temptation for speeding. And many motorists take it as a habit to speed on these roads; while others are in a racing competition. And what makes matters worse,...

Published:Friday | May 24, 2019 | 12:29 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I am utterly disgusted by the statement of the PNPYO president, who, in ignorance and stupidity, compared the prime minister of Jamaica to Adolf Hitler. As a Jew, her statement simply denigrates the horrific tragedy that Hitler...

Published:Friday | May 24, 2019 | 12:12 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Prime Minister Andrew Holness has spoken strongly about the Rio Cobre supplying water to the Corporate Area and Portmore as the next best option to alleviate the water crises. We are waiting with bated breath to see this project...

Published:Friday | May 24, 2019 | 12:12 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: For the past two years, I have been attending a driving school in Jamaica. So far, I have done over ten formal lessons and have engaged in a number of at-home practice sessions. Despite all this, however, I have still not developed...

Published:Thursday | May 23, 2019 | 12:23 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: “There was anger and anguish at Titchfield High....” is how the RJR nooncast started on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. One of their own (Pranjal Jasti) had perished in a bus accident the afternoon before and a few had received serious...

Published:Thursday | May 23, 2019 | 12:18 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: With the increase in crime and violence, many have been crying out and asking, where is the crime plan from the elected Government? Without a shadow of a doubt, plans are necessary. Plans help to identify strengths, weaknesses,...

Published:Thursday | May 23, 2019 | 12:15 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: If humans were loving, expressed, among other ways, in our tolerance of and respect for each other, there would be more justice and equity on the land. Just look at the many ills of our society; wanton mayhem on the streets by...

Published:Thursday | May 23, 2019 | 12:14 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The new song Country for Sale by Buju Banton has highlighted a very important and equally complicated issue. The sale or concessionary transfer of national assets to local or overseas investors is not a straightforward wrong-or-...

Published:Wednesday | May 22, 2019 | 12:21 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: It is very heartening to see the commitment of the Ministry of Health and the Government to promoting wellness, especially to the extent of renaming the ministry ‘Ministry of Health and Wellness’. The word wellness relates to the...

Published:Wednesday | May 22, 2019 | 12:20 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: My brother sat the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) Mathematics Exam (Paper 2). He is an excellent mathematics student and when I heard his concerns, I knew...

Published:Wednesday | May 22, 2019 | 12:20 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The anxiety of the last time a vehicle with more passengers than is allowed by law crashed into a ravine, we all stopped and said, “Oh my, what a terrible thing”. Now we have a dead student and 22 others … or is it 23 … injured in...

Published:Tuesday | May 21, 2019 | 12:15 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: If we are going to be honest, pro-choice is just a less aggressive way of saying, I’m anti-red light, but if it presents no inconvenience to me in my travel, I also have the choice to obey it. To access any convenience of having...

Published:Tuesday | May 21, 2019 | 12:15 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Many instances of injustice in Jamaica tend to disappear from memory, becoming the proverbial nine-day wonders. We tend to leave many of these national issues unresolved for years. Why? We no longer have effective supervision...

Published:Tuesday | May 21, 2019 | 12:15 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Open letter to Prime Minister Andrew Holness: Good day, Mr Prime Minister. These are my questions to the Government of Jamaica. Please note, this is not a political ­action of any sort, just a normal Jamaican who is currently...

Published:Tuesday | May 21, 2019 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: A group of concerned Jamaica College parents, including myself, and reportedly the school’s administration, have asked the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) for help, to no avail. Despite several requests to provide patrols for the...

Published:Monday | May 20, 2019 | 12:17 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The recent statement to Parliament’s Public Administration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC) by Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) President Professor Fritz Pinnock has really “cracked the shell of a rotten egg”. In his bid to...

Published:Monday | May 20, 2019 | 12:17 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I am aware that $750 million was stolen from banks in Jamaica in 2018 alone. This ­illustrates a political bias to punish the poor and powerless and leave so-called white-­collar criminals virtually unbothered. There has been a 10...

Published:Monday | May 20, 2019 | 12:16 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: On Friday, May 16, Krystal Tomlinson was on Nationwide Radio with Mark Wignall explaining the context of her tweet. She said she was comparing the prime minister to the first chapter of Adolf Hitler, not his last chapter. It seems...

Published:Saturday | May 18, 2019 | 12:17 AM

Open letter to all parents: THE EDITOR, Sir: In a perfect world, our children could go out without our protection and they’ll be just fine. But such a world doesn’t exist. We know what’s out there. Danger lurks in our own communities. It is...

Published:Saturday | May 18, 2019 | 12:17 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: A high level of respect must be shown to anyone who is appointed to sit in the seat at Jamaica House as prime minister, both from the Opposition and the people. No matter which political party you are affiliated with, the head of...

Published:Saturday | May 18, 2019 | 12:17 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I have been paying close attention to the Rooms on the Beach sale saga. Since this so-called scandal has come to light, I have heard a few public figures speak on the matter, namely Daryl Vaz, Audley Shaw, and recently, Michael Lee...

Published:Saturday | May 18, 2019 | 12:17 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Prayer is a necessity in the everyday lives of the people in our society. Nowadays, it is needed more than ever, especially with our children becoming exposed to things that will only poison the mechanism of their thought processes...

Published:Friday | May 17, 2019 | 12:28 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: In some countries, like Alaska, they had an easy way of killing wolves. They wipe the animals’ blood on a sharp knife, so the wolves used their tongue and lick at it, cutting themselves and licking at their own blood until they...

Published:Friday | May 17, 2019 | 12:28 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The National Water Commission (NWC) is failing in its duties to ensure that an adequate water infrastructure is put in place, once and for all, to meet its water demands and, in particular, during the eight months of the annual dry...

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