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Published:Monday | May 2, 2022 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Since Elon Musk announced his bid to buy Twitter, the Internet has been heavy with uncertainty over its future. Asides being the richest man in the world, Musk has bagged other titles under his heavy belt. He is a coloniser of...

Published:Monday | May 2, 2022 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Jamaicans’ affinity for sports utility vehicles is understandable since our roads offer a near off-road experience. If you happen to drive a smaller car, then it will take great care and skill to navigate the hostile terrain...

Published:Saturday | April 30, 2022 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: RIU International recently broke ground for another hotel, it’s seventh in Jamaica. This is a boost of confidence for Jamaica. RIU operates 100 hotels in 20 countries and 15 per cent of their global workforce is reportedly in...

Published:Saturday | April 30, 2022 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I note the recent public concerns about labour shortage in the construction sector. Construction locally and internationally has become more technical and skilled and, with a shrinking labour force, falling birth rates, etc,...

Published:Saturday | April 30, 2022 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I doubt that all students of Westwood High School love wearing a hat as part of their uniform, especially in 2022. However, these young girls conform to the institution’s dress code. We can always argue that certain...

Published:Saturday | April 30, 2022 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I have lived at my current residence since 1976 and, for decades, I have enjoyed the panoramic view of Kingston from my home. There used to be an empty lot next to us, then the owners started construction of a multi-storey...

Published:Friday | April 29, 2022 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The varied responses to Rev Clinton Chisholm’s article ‘Ancient events: Proving them how?’ are interesting. I am of the view that the Incarnation, Resurrection and Ascension claims about Jesus are full of psychological imports...

Published:Friday | April 29, 2022 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I write completely annoyed with the policing that is being meted out to the residents of Eden Gardens, Vineyard Town. The police station just stands as a building with no purpose. This happened last month when I returned home...

Published:Friday | April 29, 2022 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Repeated calls have been made urging the Government of Jamaica to invest in early childhood education but they remain bullishly focused on directing scarce resources at the secondary level. That the failure to develop early...

Published:Friday | April 29, 2022 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: It is shameful to see the day-to-day operations of most of the schools which our children attend. I am a parent, and I am disgusted with the environmental and physical appearance of these public schools, most of which needs...

Published:Thursday | April 28, 2022 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: As a society, we should be very bothered when we see upper-school students, young men, being denied entry into their school over their hairstyles. It just does not sit well with me that these trivial matters supersede what needs...

Published:Thursday | April 28, 2022 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I would like to know why the officers at the Lawrence Tavern Police Station are supporting lawlessness in the community of Lawrence Tavern and its environs in West Rural St Andrew. On Monday, April 25, in the late afternoon hours...

Published:Thursday | April 28, 2022 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The age of attainment of majority in Jamaica is 18 years and came into effect from April 30, 1979, when the Law Reform (Age of Majority) Act came into effect. This, therefore, makes it clear that children in Jamaica, enrolled...

Published:Thursday | April 28, 2022 | 12:06 AM

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has said Jamaica may have to import skilled labourers because of a shortage in the labour force. We asked our social media followers their thoughts on the hiring of overseas labourers. Well, I am certain that many...

Published:Wednesday | April 27, 2022 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: This seems to be the season to block roads. I am demanding that the relevant authorities pay urgent attention to this disruptive action. Too often, there is an incident of road-blocking somewhere across the island. Sometime...

Published:Wednesday | April 27, 2022 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The Jamaica Labour Party was known to be the party firmly with the West and its policies on China. That stance changed during and after the Bruce Golding administration. Prime Minister Andrew Holness and others all welcome the...

Published:Wednesday | April 27, 2022 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: This CXC examination period once again has a cloud of uncertainty looming over it due to the unprecedented circumstances facing students. Since the release of the 2022 Examination Timetables, stakeholders have been asking the...

Published:Wednesday | April 27, 2022 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Global electric vehicle (EVs) sales reached a record high of 6.3 million units in 2021, or 102 per cent higher than 2020, with this number expected to rise to 26.8 million units in 2030, according to the latest analytics from S...

Published:Tuesday | April 26, 2022 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Although we have a National Housing Trust (NHT) with the explicit mandate to help Jamaicans satisfy their most basic need for shelter, the phenomenon of squatting is evidence of its failure to provide adequate housing solutions...

Published:Tuesday | April 26, 2022 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The president, Dr Devon Crossfield, and members of the Church Teachers’ College Alumni Association extends heartiest congratulations to Canon Garth Minott, Anglican warden and second vice-president of the United Theological...

Published:Tuesday | April 26, 2022 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: This issue of the various types of noises interfering with our peace need to be addressed urgently. The sad reality is, although the matter has worsened over time, the Prime Minister and the leader of the Opposition seem to...

Published:Monday | April 25, 2022 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: As a concerned citizen of the Cockpit Country, it begs the question of what kind of politicians we have in power. In a recent video circulating on the internet, Mr Audley Shaw’s answer to a question about bauxite mining in...

Published:Tuesday | April 26, 2022 | 6:48 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I just love and adore Andrew Holness; at times when I thought that all hope was gone, there is a new ‘speech’ that has brought a well-needed injection (pun intended) of humour. Holness has the knack of sparking off debate and...

Published:Monday | April 25, 2022 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: It is almost safe to label Jamaica ‘the bloodletting capital of the Caribbean’. When did we come to this? With each passing day, the local news is crammed with heart-wrenching stories of our women, and more so our children, who...

Published:Saturday | April 23, 2022 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I have always been a great fan of editorial cartoons. So, when a story appeared on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s website concerning a newspaper editor issuing an apology for a cartoon he had published, it piqued my...

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