Fix south Manchester roads

Gleaner on August 12th, 2020 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR, Madam: As Jamaica looks towards the holding of another general election, I write seeking the attention of those who can make a difference in the lives of the people of south Manchester, to help us with the road leading from Restore…

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Letter of the Day | Organised crime an increasing threat to MSMEs

Gleaner on August 12th, 2020 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR, Madam: Micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) are the lifeblood of the Jamaican economy. The Government of Jamaica estimates that the sector employs 80 per cent of Jamaicans and contributes significantly to its gross domestic…

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Less talk, more action

Gleaner on August 12th, 2020 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR, Madam: Listening to the prime minister in recent months, one senses that he seems to be focused primarily on retaining power and not on protecting the lives of the Jamaican people who elected him to serve. PM Andrew Holness has…

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Why is school stopping my hair growth?

Gleaner on August 12th, 2020 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR, Madam: I’m a student at Jamaica College and I’m wondering why are they stopping me from growing my hair with a rule of one inch. I’m African-American and I see other students with Indian hair allowed to have their hair above one inch…

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Learn to live with COVID-19

Gleaner on August 11th, 2020 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR, Madam: We may have to learn to live with COVID-19. University of Alberta virologist David Marchant, who has been looking for a treatment for the dangerous respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), says that vaccines aren’t a certainty. “I’m…

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Letter of the Day | Use positive initiatives and youth to build Jamaica

Gleaner on August 11th, 2020 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR, Madam: No matter which part of the political divide we are from, we should make the commitment to ensure that we are not a divided people. We are very proud people and none of us wants to see our ‘Rock’ be a failure no matter how…

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Water is not a luxury

Gleaner on August 11th, 2020 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR, Madam: We have allowed for years to make believe that what should be necessities are misconceived luxuries. The most basic of that being running and potable water is seemingly being politicised as though it was a breakthrough. In this…

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Full marks to the PM

Gleaner on August 11th, 2020 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR, Madam: I must commend Andrew Holness for an outstanding job so far in turning the economy in this global pandemic and helping Jamaica grow. I am impressed with how he tackles issues and answers questions that are posed to him. When…

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Knotty issue of rules and freedoms

Gleaner on August 10th, 2020 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR, Madam: In a previous professional life, more than 15 years ago, I was presented with a case regarding religious liberty at a Catholic institution when Jehovah’s Witness parents demanded that their daughter be excused from attending…

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Letter of the Day | Follow the value of biblical wisdom

Gleaner on August 10th, 2020 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR, Madam: Coronavirus has disrupted the regular flow of life, and it is most definitely not business as usual. Several weeks ago, the Government announced that churches can be reopened; however, church leaders should follow the necessary…

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