Letter of the Day | Enforce existing laws on parents’ responsibility

Gleaner on February 27th, 2020 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR, Madam: Recently, Prime Minister Andrew Holness had the occasion to publicly state that contemplation may well have to be given to legislation that hold parents accountable for the behaviour of their children. This comment by the prime…

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The abortion of value

Gleaner on February 27th, 2020 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR, Madam: With no desire to hop on to any abortion seesaw here, I read an article in one of your recent publications and found it of interest, that maybe the reason for the continuing bellicose and clashing approach to abortion…

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Boys need mentoring, not deportation

Gleaner on February 27th, 2020 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR, Madam: I have listened to the different views on how to resolve the issue of the second-form boys at Wolmers’ Boys’ School, and I am of the opinion that expulsion should not be a solution: 1. It is not fair to another school family…

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Urgent need for a third party

Gleaner on February 27th, 2020 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR, Madam: Once again, we hear talk of Government waste of funds on rental of property, and once again it is members of the Opposition bringing this to light. In response, we expect to hear a counter-argument from members of the…

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What is happening with Dean-Roy Bernard issue?

Gleaner on February 26th, 2020 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR, Madam: Dean-Roy Bernard was transferred from the Ministry of Education as permanent secretary to the Ministry of Finance as director general in what he considered a demotion. Subsequent to that, he brought the matter to the courts and…

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Kudos to Percy Junor Hospital

Gleaner on February 26th, 2020 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR, Madam: Kindly allow me space to salute the staff at Percy Junor Hospital in Clarendon. Recently I sought treatment at the clinic and pharmacy and the services were of a very high standard. The high level of patient care and customer-…

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Black kings, arise

Gleaner on February 26th, 2020 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR, Madam: Black queens, I challenge you to celebrate and empower our black kings. Mothers, the first responsibility is yours. Support your black boys in becoming confident, strong and powerful men. Black women, teach our black men to…

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TALKBACK TUESDAY | How do we curb school-based violence?

Gleaner on February 26th, 2020 | File Under Voice of the people -

Recent incidents of violent attacks in schools have reignited calls for urgent interventions. What would you want to see implemented to help curb school-based violence? n Mandatory parent classes for undisciplined students. Students and parents…

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Letter of the Day | Cannot be business as usual

Gleaner on February 26th, 2020 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR, Madam: I write to express my deep concern about the more than doubling of the murder toll in central Kingston and evidence of disorder in the city. That the homicide toll in central Kingston moved from 13 in 2018 to 29 in 2019 is…

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Letter of the Day | Can Reggae explain our crime predicament?

Gleaner on February 25th, 2020 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR, Madam: As we become increasingly bewildered about the unexplainable, widespread shedding of blood in Jamaica, the lyrics of Bob’s Natural Mystic seem prophetic. “There is a natural mystic blowing through the air”, he observed, and…

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