Letter of the Day | Respect our pedestrians

Gleaner on September 5th, 2019 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR, Sir: On my visit to Kingston on Tuesday, I was appalled by the means by which pedestrians crossed the six-lane Spanish Town roadway. What was even more frightening was that especially for the slow-moving elderly and the little infants…

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Reparations towards nation building

Gleaner on September 5th, 2019 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR, Sir: The British government is doing itself a great disservice by not paying reparations to Jamaica, for its role in the enslavement of African slaves, who were brought by the British to the then British colony, Jamaica, via the trans-…

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More than social intervention needed

Gleaner on September 5th, 2019 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR, Sir: Every time the police commissioner takes to the stage to make excuses about our rampant crime, ‘social intervention’ invariably dominates the discussion. However, we need to get it in our heads that lack of social services and low…

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Cable cars to Blue Mtn Peak

Gleaner on September 5th, 2019 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR, Sir: The magnificent Blue Mountains/John Crow mountains were designated a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) world heritage site in 1992; a well-deserved recognition by the UN organisation. That…

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Koffee’s excessively talented, but don’t kill D’Angel

Gleaner on September 5th, 2019 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR, Sir: D’Angel has got herself in hot water from her recent post on Instagram about Koffee, but I don’t think persons should really hit the dancehall diva too much for a misinterpretation of what she meant to say. No one doubts the talent…

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Something Extra | Thursday

Gleaner on September 5th, 2019 | File Under Lifestyle -

Jamaica Producers Group (JP) recently celebrated 90 years of doing business locally and globally with a church service and brunch in Port Royal. The organisation, including its board, senior management and staff, worshipped with friends and well-…

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Is there an elephant in the room?

Observer on September 5th, 2019 | File Under Commentary -

Issues of race, colour, and discrimination are still alive and well in Jamaica. However, we seem to brush them under the table. Our motto “Out of Many, One People” was coined almost 60 years ago. That “one people” ideal has still not materialised. Personally, I believe it cannot materialise, because it connotes the denial of what makes us unique as individuals and promotes the melting pot concept.

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We need a farmers emergency fund

Observer on September 5th, 2019 | File Under Commentary -

A recent ush fire in the Flagaman district of St Elizabeth turned into an inferno which destroyed crops and farm holdings of relatively small farmers in the area. The initial estimate of damage done was put at over $45 million, but more realistic estimates put the loss at well over $100 million. The farmers are now in a quandary, as much of the crops were ready for reaping and farming equipment was destroyed in the fire.

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High and ‘Migh-tea’: High and ‘Migh-tea’:

Observer on September 5th, 2019 | File Under Lifestyle -

Whether you are celebrating a special occasion or crave an opulent month-end treat, Champagne high tea at the Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel is always a fabulous idea.

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JHTA Celebrates Fine Jamaican Cuisine

Observer on September 5th, 2019 | File Under Lifestyle -

As August drew to a close, the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) Montego Bay Chapter hosted A Celebration of Fine Jamaican Cuisine at the Rose Hall Great House, in Montego Bay.The annual food and wine pairing is a marquee event on the western Jamaica social calendar. The soirée attracted foodies, tourism players, corporate executives and politicos who experienced creative offerings served up by some of the island’s top hotel chefs. At the bar, Pure…

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