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Letters

Published:Friday | April 5, 2019 | 12:29 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: There is a saying, ‘show me your company, I tell you who are’, but many times, this isn’t true. This is particularly so when associates disguise themselves as something they really are not. Sometimes one is surrounded by a wolf...

Published:Friday | April 5, 2019 | 12:29 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I must applaud the decision of Hydel High’s head coach, Mr Corey Bennett, for protecting his charges and not allowing his top athletes to compete at this year’s CARIFTA trials for fear of overwork. As coach Bennett has pointed out...

Published:Friday | April 5, 2019 | 12:29 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: On April 3, 2019, Kingston College and St Jago competed in the finals of the Schools’ Challenge Quiz competition. Schools’ Challenge Quiz was celebrating its 50th anniversary and the finals were expected to be a showpiece. KC, the...

Published:Thursday | April 4, 2019 | 12:31 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Pro-choice activists are postulating that there is a right to abortion. Yet, in actuality, no such right exists. It is difficult for pro-lifers to invalidate abortion using the rights approach since pro-choice activists do not take...

Published:Thursday | April 4, 2019 | 12:29 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I write regarding the disgusting, deplorable, and despicable video going the rounds of Calabar boys leading a homophobic chant aimed at their rivals, Kingston College, KC. Having lost at Champs, the Calabar boys descended to this...

Published:Thursday | April 4, 2019 | 12:18 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Somehow, there doesn’t seem to be any concern from the National Health Fund to promote the awareness of the JADEP ( Jamaica Drug for the Elderly Programme) card and its system to Mandeville pharmacies and its environs. My father,...

Published:Thursday | April 4, 2019 | 12:09 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: As we collectively clutch our pearls at the video that has surfaced of Calabar High School students chanting homophobic slurs at Kingston College, we should pay close attention to one of the larger issues here. Our society has...

Published:Thursday | April 4, 2019 | 12:09 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: In 2017, it was expected that Kingston College (KC) would win Champs. KC had the quality team, but for injuries and, arguably, poor management, Champs came down to the wire, with KC coming out on the wrong end of a very...

Published:Thursday | April 4, 2019 | 12:09 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: When Calabar physics teacher Sanjaye Shaw endured what he called physical and verbal assault from members of the track team, he asked the principal for due punishment, which included a public apology during the morning devotion,...

Published:Wednesday | April 3, 2019 | 12:26 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: On Monday, April 1, 2019, The Gleaner published an editorial titled ‘PetroCaribe Development Fund closure, Wigton IPO and lessons for Jamaica’. I was elated to read same with an overwhelming feeling that Jamaica is going in right...

Published:Wednesday | April 3, 2019 | 12:25 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The People's National Party (PNP) blundered in choosing to put Damion Crawford to run against Ann-Marie Vaz in East Portland. First, the PNP hierarchy should have chosen a female candidate because not only does ‘Action Ann’ have...

Published:Wednesday | April 3, 2019 | 12:20 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Calabar High School on Red Hills Road, St Andrew, doesn’t have a student indiscipline problem; what they have is a leadership/management problem. And the sooner the old boys, the Ministry of Education and parents realise this,...

Published:Tuesday | April 2, 2019 | 12:20 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: In recent years, the Government has placed a ban on corporal punishment in schools. This has come after frequent cases in which teachers have been taken to court on cases of child abuse. At present, the children within our school...

Published:Tuesday | April 2, 2019 | 12:20 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I am writing in frustration about the usual bad occurrences in local racing at Caymanas Park. The latest was on Sunday, March 30, 2019, in the first race, with the so-called mistake with father and son jockeys Trevor and Tad...

Published:Tuesday | April 2, 2019 | 12:19 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Medical Technology is the study of body specimens, for example, blood, urine, faeces, semen, vaginal swabs, among others. These specimens are collected, analysed, and reported following proper quality-control protocol to guarantee...

Published:Monday | April 1, 2019 | 12:18 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The Government’s intention to limit the amount of high-content sugary drinks purchased in schools is commendable, I must say. However, I have read that there is a pursuit to push higher taxes on these sugary drinks in order to curb...

Published:Monday | April 1, 2019 | 12:17 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: In the same way that it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a school to help to form the character of a child, help to develop the core values that guide the behaviour and harness the talents. The core values derive from the...

Published:Monday | April 1, 2019 | 12:17 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The persons who are responsible for the governance of the country are not being very fair to the general public about the age of retirement of people. They set rules and regulations for teachers and other public-sector workers, and...

Published:Monday | April 1, 2019 | 12:16 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: All Jamaicans must be focused on the positive step for Jamaica and where we would like to see it in the next decade – to let the nation’s children grow up in a society that will lead them to an environment that will yield successes...

Published:Saturday | March 30, 2019 | 12:14 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: On behalf of my family, I am extending sincere condolences to both the Magnus family and the Samuels family. I honestly feel that I speak on behalf of the entire Jamaica in saying how devastated we all are at the passing of two...

Published:Saturday | March 30, 2019 | 12:14 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I have always heard that Jamaican journalists don’t do much investigative work. If you watch, listen to, or read the news in the Jamaican media, all or most of the reports are about the obvious – topics or incidents out in the...

Published:Saturday | March 30, 2019 | 12:14 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I am writing in response to the articles published yesterday and associated articles recently published about lack of transparency about the presence of ‘Swine Flu’ in Jamaica. As Dr Dayton Campbell pointed out in an article, the...

Published:Saturday | March 30, 2019 | 12:14 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: In previous weeks, we have all heard the different plans that the Government has outlined for the economy to grow and in order for us to achieve Vision 2030 to make ‘Jamaica a place to work, raise families, and do business’. I...

Published:Saturday | March 30, 2019 | 12:14 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: In light of the recent, bold strides that our Government has taken in banning plastics in a bid to preserve our “physical” Jamaica, how long should we tarry before such stringent actions are taken to preserve our people? An effort...

Published:Friday | March 29, 2019 | 12:15 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Sometimes you hear religious persons say that it is wrong to drink alcohol. Is that really so? What do the Scriptures teach? Proverbs 23:20 states: “Be not among winebibbers.” Winebibbers are persons who drink much wine. So God...

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