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Published:Monday | March 25, 2019 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: If ISSA and the Ministry of Education want to give any ­modicum of appearance that academics is an high school’s first priority, they need to step in right this minute and, at the very least, suspend these boys from competing in...

Published:Monday | March 25, 2019 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The report is disgusting and these students should be expelled from the school if the report is true. The person (staff) questioning the students’ suspension should also be expelled if the students referred to as ambassadors is the...

Published:Monday | March 25, 2019 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: With regards to the story ­involving Mr Shaw and the ­athletics students, I think both vice-principal Rowe and the track coach should be investigated regarding their handling during and after the incident. Also, I think the two...

Published:Monday | March 25, 2019 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: It was very encouraging to see the treatment in the two major newspapers on Friday, March 22, 2019, of the struggle in Venezuela between that country and the US administration, which is bent on removing Maduro from office, perhaps...

Published:Monday | March 25, 2019 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I am disappointed by the response of Calabar High School regarding the incident involving teacher and head of the Physics Department, Sanjaye Shaw. There should be serious consequences for bad behaviour. Athletes are not above the...

Published:Saturday | March 23, 2019 | 12:20 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: It was so shocking to hear the news of the resignation of the minister of education. It is no secret that the minister is no stranger to making the news. Some of his highlights are: call for code of conduct for teachers, teachers...

Published:Saturday | March 23, 2019 | 12:20 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: In Jamaica, politics and corruption are, seemingly, Siamese twins. Yet again, another scandal has developed, involving a prominent politician whom one would not, readily, align with corruption, but, as is often said, ‘politics...

Published:Saturday | March 23, 2019 | 12:09 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: As spring begins and the death and resurrection of Jesus become fresh in the mind, it is quite sobering and critical to bear in mind that this moment in time is epic – it is a crossroads, a turning point from a course on which...

Published:Saturday | March 23, 2019 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I write in response to a series of articles in The Gleaner’s Hospitality Jamaica section on Wednesday, March 12, 2019 regarding the development of the ‘New Negril’ master plan by the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA...

Published:Saturday | March 23, 2019 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: “This is acrobatics!” exclaimed the general surgeon as she discussed and deliberated with the anaesthetists while trying to solve an internal problem pre-operatively. Non-functioning machines, improper adaptors, British models,...

Published:Friday | March 22, 2019 | 12:16 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Until we make politicians criminally responsible, I don’t believe we will ever get rid of corruption in this country. Exposing them or forcing them to resign is just not good enough. The speed at which minister of education Ruel...

Published:Friday | March 22, 2019 | 12:16 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I am a concerned citizen of Jamaica, who has had my cup full. Too often, we are seeing government officials employing their spouses or other family members in their ministry. I am wondering if I am the only one who has noticed...

Published:Friday | March 22, 2019 | 12:16 AM

The EDITOR, Sir: Few things afford humans richer empowerment than living in a home called their own. I speak about the article The Gleaner carried on March 20, 2019, namely, ‘Time to build: PM unveils new NHT benefits’. The JLP administration,...

Published:Friday | March 22, 2019 | 12:16 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Corruption is not acceptable is any governance in Jamaica. It will only mash up and put the economic achievements in a bad light, which doesn’t stand well for the society to let this dark light into nation. At the education...

Published:Friday | March 22, 2019 | 12:16 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I applaud Carolyn Cooper’s forthright summation of events in Discovery Bay. All true. It takes someone like her to just tell it like it is. It is actually a national disgrace, that this iconic bay (none like it in Jamaica) should...

Published:Thursday | March 21, 2019 | 1:12 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: It is the intellectual, more than any other individual, who shapes the course of history and public policy. Despite the scientific nature of modern policymaking, ideas have a greater impact on determining policy than empirical...

Published:Thursday | March 21, 2019 | 12:13 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: It has come to my realisation that our people do not appreciate the lineage from which we came. Bleaching the skin has become a very grave issue in our society, and it pains my heart to see our people destroying their pigment. Skin...

Published:Thursday | March 21, 2019 | 12:12 AM
Published:Thursday | March 21, 2019 | 12:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Housing is a major challenge for the LGBT community, with many persons having issues finding living spaces. This challenge is due to a lack of protection from discrimination in the legislation on housing. The Rent Restriction Act,...

Published:Thursday | March 21, 2019 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: We all note the Opposition’s call for the Auditor General’s Department to probe claims of financial impropriety at the Ministry of Education. However, the leader of the opposition may also need to ask for an audit of schools within...

Published:Thursday | March 21, 2019 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The food industry (restaurant, shops, and anywhere food is purchased) is very vital to Jamaica’s economy. And there is a threat to it: lack of consistent sanitary practices. A few weeks ago, in Kingston, I saw a young lady – a...

Published:Thursday | March 21, 2019 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: We all note the Opposition’s call for the auditor general’s department to probe claims of financial impropriety at the Ministry of Education. However, the leader of the opposition may also need to ask for audit of schools within...

Published:Thursday | March 21, 2019 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: One of Jamaica’s renowned expressions is ‘Jamaica no problem, mon’, and yet, though the message may be positive in its overture, so often, this atmosphere of joy and high spirits is accompanied by crime and murder on unprecedented...

Published:Wednesday | March 20, 2019 | 12:15 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: G.C. Foster College of Physical Education and Sports has been the epitome of excellence, and is pivotal in the spreading of the correct, practical ways of doing sports. This is by using critical techniques in disseminating...

Published:Wednesday | March 20, 2019 | 12:14 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Given the tremendous role that transport plays in a country’s economy, it might not be a bad idea for the Government to commission a design for a comprehensive rail system for Jamaica, to be constructed over several years, owned...

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