How many more have to die?

Gleaner on May 22nd, 2019 | File Under Voice of the people -

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…

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CSEC Math: Something went wrong

Gleaner on May 22nd, 2019 | File Under Voice of the people -

An open letter to the Caribbean Examinations Council: 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…

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No to rigging OAS vote

Gleaner on May 22nd, 2019 | File Under Voice of the people -

Ron Sanders, a usually perceptive ­observer of, and commentator on, regional affairs, has been warning of the likelihood of the use of subterfuge, and political clout, by a group of ­hemispheric countries to ramrod Luis Almagro to a second term as…

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Promoting wellness is the right move

Gleaner on May 22nd, 2019 | File Under Voice of the people -

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…

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JC boys need police protection

Gleaner on May 21st, 2019 | File Under Voice of the people -

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…

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‘Pro-choice’ equals ‘me first’

Gleaner on May 21st, 2019 | File Under Voice of the people -

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…

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Are there checks and balances in Jamaica?

Gleaner on May 21st, 2019 | File Under Voice of the people -

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…

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Letter of the Day | We need your help, Mr Prime Minister

Gleaner on May 21st, 2019 | File Under Voice of the people -

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…

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Letter of the Day | Will the PNP ever distance itself from the ‘Hitler’ statement?

Gleaner on May 20th, 2019 | File Under Voice of the people -

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…

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Why must leaders say the dumbest things?

Gleaner on May 20th, 2019 | File Under Voice of the people -

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…

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