Right on point, Dr Dawes

Gleaner on February 18th, 2020 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR, Madam: Alfred Dawes’ article, ‘An open letter to the British people’, published in The Sunday Gleaner of February 16, 2020, was the first humane and well-balanced letter I have read on this controversial matter of the deportations from…

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Letter of the Day | Time for Deon Hemmings statue

Gleaner on February 18th, 2020 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR, Madam: Deon Hemmings is Jamaica’s first female Olympic gold medallist. Despite the exploits of Merlene Ottey over the years, it wasn’t until Deon burst on to the scene in 1996 that Jamaica won its first Olympic gold medal in the 400m…

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Hold dons, community leaders accountable

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THE EDITOR, Madam: On Friday, February 14, 2020, a crowd of placard-bearing females were seen on Television Jamaica (TVJ) protesting the detention of a reputed don from Jacques Road. When asked by the reporter how did he manage to maintain law and…

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Suggestion for Spelling Bee format

Gleaner on February 18th, 2020 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR, Madam: I am just now able to share my views about Spelling Bee 2020. It was of a very high standard, with excellent spelling performance by the spellers. However, based on my knowledge, skill and experience in construction of…

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Black is a blessing

Gleaner on February 18th, 2020 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR, Madam: Being black is a blessing which needs to be celebrated by all black people. True ‘blackness’ is more than a pigmentation; it delineates our strength, vision, resilience, courageousness, bravery, creativity and innovation. For…

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Something Extra | Tuesday

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Tuesday Talk

Gleaner on February 18th, 2020 | File Under Lifestyle -

1. It cannot be right for drone operators to fly their toys into other people’s yards. People are complaining about invasion of their privacy as in some instances, people trying to enjoy their property find that they are being spied on. There…

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Lessons to be learnt in Victoria Mutual data breach

Observer on February 18th, 2020 | File Under Commentary -

On February 14, 2020 there was a press release from Victoria Mutual Wealth Management saying: “Personal information of more than 5,000 clients was inadvertently sent out in an e-mail attachment to about 200 people on Thursday night. The e-mail detailed the names, addresses, telephone numbers, taxpayer registration numbers, investment account number, and e-mail addresses of the company’s clients. Chief executive officer of Victoria Mutual Group of Companies Courtney Campbell…

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Time for a new UK-OTS agenda

Observer on February 18th, 2020 | File Under Commentary -

The British Overseas Territories’ (OTs) place in post-Brexit Britain remains unclear as the United Kingdom (UK) begins life outside of the European Union (EU). Since the Conservative Party’s landslide victory at the polls on December 12, 2019 a coherent UK-OTs agenda has not been articulated.

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