Social media reacts: Kari Douglas’ clash at Bustamante

Gleaner on November 12th, 2019 | File Under Voice of the people -

The Accident and Emergency Unit of the Bustamante Hospital for Children was closed for two hours early Sunday morning after People’s National Party Councillor Kari Douglas and a medical doctor at the facility had an altercation over the waiting…

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BOJ needs to regulate FX market

Gleaner on November 12th, 2019 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR, Madam: The dollar is now hovering at US$1 to J$142 and already the president of the Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association, Richard Pandohie, has come out to say that prices of manufactured goods will be adjusted to a band in…

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Public-sector workers need houses

Gleaner on November 12th, 2019 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR, Madam: I am writing through my office of justice of the peace to share my views on the way the Government of Jamaica (GOJ) has treated public-sector workers over the years. It can’t be right that persons are working for the GOJ and…

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Letter of the Day | Mandatory parenting classes in high schools

Gleaner on November 12th, 2019 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR, Madam: As a health and family life education (HFLE) teacher and member of the Jamaica Association of Social Workers (JASW), I am concerned that throughout kindergarten and high school, children only receive minimum sex education, which…

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Go and sin no more

Gleaner on November 11th, 2019 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR, Madam: George S. Garwood, professor of world religions, in his letter to The Gleaner on November 8, 2019, on ‘God and gays in Jamaica’, was, as all the others have been, weak because they are illogical and some, including his, have been…

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Pinnie will be missed

Gleaner on November 11th, 2019 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR, Madam: It was about a week ago that I learnt of the passing of Renford Pinnock, Sr. I had been wondering what became of him, as I no longer live in his parish. I saw him for the first time in 1964 or 1965. It was a Saturday morning. I…

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Letter of the Day | The police records app doesn’t work

Gleaner on November 11th, 2019 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR, Madam: As Jamaica law enforcement struggles to modernise their services with the use of technology, motorists have now been introduced to a new initiative – an app to allow police to check their records. The app doesn’t work! My…

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Night noise a public health emergency

Gleaner on November 11th, 2019 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR, Madam: The issue of night noise is a public health emergency! How can we speak about Jamaica as the choice to live, work, raise families and do business when there is a cavalier attitude regarding night noise? Is it too much to expect…

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No disrespect to Starbucks, homeowners

Gleaner on November 9th, 2019 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR, Madam: At Sunday’s launch of Proven REIT’s new development, I made reference to Starbucks’ lattes in comparison to the affordability of apartments. In hindsight, I recognise that it was a flippant and inappropriate remark, and I…

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Stop the social media vitriol

Gleaner on November 9th, 2019 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR, Madam: It amazes me how in this country oftentimes most Jamaicans are quick to make assumptions without any form of facts, easily accept propaganda as accurate and accept malicious statements as factual when it negatively affects…

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