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Tuesday, May, 23 2017    

There is a saying that, “When a doctor makes a mistake one person dies, but when an engineer makes a mistake many people die.” Design professionals act as bastions of public safety and environmental responsibility. So, it is not surprising that they tread cautiously in... Read More

Have pity for Haiti, please!

Tuesday, May, 23 2017    

Dear Editor,At times you may hear statements such as, “The people in Haiti are too wicked! They doing too much iniquity! So they have to suffer! Good for them!” True, God does not approve of any form of iniquity/spiritism. Read... Read More

Let volunteerism inspire more work this Labour Day

Tuesday, May, 23 2017    

Dear Editor,As we reflect on the importance of putting serious work into Labour Day, we will understand that today, May 23, was officially selected to commemorate this special day when Jamaicans strongly indicated their desire to free themselves... Read More

Action needed to end child abuse

Tuesday, May, 23 2017    

Dear Editor,In light of this year's theme for Child Month, 'Break the chain of abuse against our children', I would like to express my views on the said topic with which I am all too familiar.The issue of child abuse can never be solved... Read More

Our current knowledge will be a lie in the future

Monday, May, 22 2017    

Dear Editor,Knowledge is an easily acquired, unreliable asset. The continuous reliance on whatever portrays an individual as “knowledgeable” can likewise portray the same individual as clueless and outdated. Read More

Leadership slackness in State and Church

Monday, May, 22 2017    

Dear Editor,The recent reports of elected parliamentarians who regularly miss meetings, at times without offering an apology, galls me.In my experience as a pastor, and talking informally with other pastors, this... Read More

Make disaster mitigation a priority

Monday, May, 22 2017    

Dear Editor,The devastation caused by the recent torrential rains has, yet again, opened up debate about the poor planning and inadequate infrastructure of our towns, as well as the unwise decisions and negligence demonstrated by successive... Read More

What is the PM waiting on to deliver crime plan?

Monday, May, 22 2017    

Dear Editor,I am so ashamed of what is happening in Jamaica when it comes to the murder rate and the disregard for people's lives based on how they are being murdered. I am of the opinion that what is happening persists because some Jamaicans... Read More

Guyana's Caricom exit?

Monday, May, 22 2017    

Dear Editor,I read with intense interest an opinion piece on JamExit — Jamaica pulling out of Caricom — by Davin Kyle Thompson, published in the Jamaica Observer on Tuesday, May 16, 2017. I am the leader and general... Read More

Have a Happy Children's Day!

Friday, May, 19 2017    

Dear Editor,Every year, in the month of May, people all over the world celebrate our children in a special way, highlighting their rights as individuals and the actions necessary to ensure that they are being protected from abuse. Additionally,... Read More

Peter Phillips is a growing disappointment

Friday, May, 19 2017    

Dear Editor,With each passing press conference, in the deluge of those called by new People's National Party (PNP) President Dr Peter Phillips, he is disappointing me more and more. I am forced to recall Wilmot “Motty” Perkins'... Read More

Is our highway deal value for money?

Friday, May, 19 2017    

Dear Editor,The people of Jamaica have already paid for the north-south link of Highway 2000 by contributing some US$150 million in marl gravel dug from our mountains and by contributing land, some 1,200 acres, at an estimated value of around... Read More

A sad set of conditions

Friday, May, 19 2017    

Dear Editor,While I slept in comfort during the rains I could not help but empathise with people whose homes were flooded.I remember my home in Jones Town leaking profusely after Gilbert in 1988 and how it felt so... Read More

Help from Golden Grove Mews gives hope

Thursday, May, 18 2017    

Dear Editor,I just would like to express my sincerest thank you to the community of Golden Grove Mews in the parish of St Thomas.We will all remember the rains of Tuesday, May 16, 2017 and the amount of water pouring... Read More

Plea bargaining: A fool's queries

Thursday, May, 18 2017    

Dear Editor,Fools rush in where angels fear to tread, it is said. Just sometimes, though, the issues may not disturb angels enough for them to tread, but a concerned though unlearned person, such as I, dares to walk or rush in. Read More



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