Letter of the Day | Let’s work together to make Jamaica a better place

Gleaner on October 24th, 2020 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR, Madam: Jamaica recently elected a new Government with a very powerful mandate, which may not be good for a parliamentary democracy in the sense that the opposition members of parliament are considerably fewer. The people have chosen…

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Buju’s outburst is disappointing

Gleaner on October 24th, 2020 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR, Madam: Recently, I saw on social media where one of our beloved sons, reggae artiste and the Jamaica Festival Song 2020 winner, Mark Myrie, aka Buju Banton, had an unexpected outburst. Now, no one knows for sure what was going on in…

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Joe Biden scored in presidential debate

Gleaner on October 24th, 2020 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR, Madam: I don’t believe the final presidential debate changed opinions either way. Although the debate was more civil and restrained, which allowed both candidates to be heard, I think their base, in terms of support, will basically…

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People seeking solutions to their problems

Gleaner on October 24th, 2020 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR, Madam: The futility of man’s rule persists, with the same futuristic zeal and policies used for centuries with the same lame results – illustrating the wisdom of Ecclesiastes 1:9, that there is nothing new under the sun. For the…

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Gov’t should choose coronavirus drugs wisely

Gleaner on October 24th, 2020 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR, Madam: In April 2020, Dr Christopher Tufton said that the ministry had completed its assessment of the Cuban antiviral drug, Interferon Alpha, and “given that it had not been approved globally”, the decision was made not to use it in…

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Letter of the Day | Stop the bloodshed in Nigeria

Gleaner on October 23rd, 2020 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR, Madam: It is highly shocking and disturbing to think of lives recently lost in Nigeria when the unarmed civilian protesters in Lagos were shot by the army. It is disheartening that the soldiers fired live ammunition at the…

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Daniel Thwaites nailed it

Gleaner on October 23rd, 2020 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR, Madam: My word, Daniel Thwaites cyapit to carpit was priceless. But jokes aside, the issues with the roads and their maintenance do not reside with only one administration. In truth, roadworks is the political tool of choice for both…

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Remove duty on computers

Gleaner on October 23rd, 2020 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR, Madam: The Gleaner editorial on Saturday, October 17, ‘Digital divide and struggles with schooling’, highlights very important issues. The Government can start by removing the high duties on computers, laptops, and tablets. The duty…

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Those who pay are equally guilty

Gleaner on October 23rd, 2020 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR, Madam: There was a story in The Gleaner of a man who is accused of taking money to provide a driver’s licence, which is now a police matter. This is one of the most dangerous things one can do, to…

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More awareness needed for mental health

Gleaner on October 23rd, 2020 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR, Madam: Dr Michael Abrahams wrote a very good article on depression. There is a lot that needs to be done to spread awareness. I can’t help thinking that there should be a television programme in which expert presenters can talk to…

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