Letters to the Editor

It's all a game of chess

Monday, May, 15 2017    

Dear Editor,In testimony before the US Senate Intelligence Committee's hearings on the firing of Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey, along with discussions of possible Russian interference in last November's American elections,... Read More

Portia Simpson Miller as we see her

Monday, May, 15 2017    

Dear Editor,I noted that the Jamaica Observer celebrated the career of Portia Simpson Miller, our first female prime minister, in the Sunday edition of May 14, 2017.When she was elected, in 2012, I was... Read More

What about obeah, Minister?

Monday, May, 15 2017    

Dear Editor,Whilst the Minister of Justice Delroy Chuck is now looking at reviewing the outdated fines still on the books in our laws, it would be good of him to look at the outdated laws, some of which are not only a carry-over from slavery but... Read More

My son, Khajeel Mais, is gone, but new commish can stem tide

Friday, May, 12 2017    

Dear Editor,As new Commissioner of Police George Fitzroy Quallo was introducing himself to the nation in his inaugural address on Friday, April 28, 2017, the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) was contending with the horrific and senseless... Read More

Ed Ministry trying to muzzle NCEL head

Friday, May, 12 2017    

Dear Editor,Based on the Ministry of Education's swift response published in the Thursday, May 11, 2017 edition of the Jamaica Observer, it would appear that National College for Educational Leadership Director Rosemary... Read More

I want 'royal' treatment on the toll

Friday, May, 12 2017    

Dear Editor,I am so annoyed at people like Lester Gayle who just politicise everything as he did in his letter to the editor in the Jamaica Observer on May 10, 2017.The toll issue is something serious and needs to be looked into, whether... Read More

Late... but finally a kinda apology

Friday, May, 12 2017    

Dear Editor,The first step is usually an apology, even if it's late or a half-hearted one. That first step is necessary to heal or to learn from one's mistakes.On Monday, May 8, 2017, on the Nationwide at 5... Read More

Phillips not about camera lights

Friday, May, 12 2017    

Dear Editor,I was recently visiting the children's ward at Savanna-la-Mar Public Hospital when I came upon a group of people, among them was Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips.It appeared he and the group were there to... Read More

Full-scale reform of education system underway

Thursday, May, 11 2017    

Dear Editor,The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information notes the Jamaica Observer's front page report of Thursday, May 4, 2017 and the comments attributed to the director of the National College for Educational Leadership... Read More

Education starts at home

Thursday, May, 11 2017    

Dear Editor,This week has been filled with a plethora of activities, including Read Across Jamaica Day and Teachers' Day, and it is very pleasing to see a number of stakeholders participating in the events. What is most significant, for me,... Read More

Time to rethink tertiary education funding

Thursday, May, 11 2017    

Dear Editor,As a young Jamaican who is the beneficiary of access to tertiary education, I am under no illusions as to the absolute importance of this vital commodity.It cannot be disputed that attendance to a university... Read More

Banking reform needed immediately

Thursday, May, 11 2017    

Dear Editor,To tell you the truth, I support Member of Parliament Fitz Jackson's stance against the banks in Jamaica and the need to regulate them.These banks make billions of profit each year and form part of a booming... Read More

Lisa Hanna vexed by being treated ordinarily

Wednesday, May, 10 2017    

Dear Editor,The ever-gorgeous Member of Parliament Lisa Hanna is at it again.Her wanton love for attention, especially on social media, is really painful to watch and seems desperate. She now has a history of public... Read More

It's time we publicly denounce Maduro

Wednesday, May, 10 2017    

Dear Editor,On April 26, 2017, 19 countries voted for an Organization of American States resolution to have an urgent meeting to address the situation in Venezuela. These countries were: Argentina, The Bahamas, Barbados, Brazil, Canada, Chile,... Read More

Govt should value land contribution to highway deal

Wednesday, May, 10 2017    

Dear Editor,If the right valuation methods were used in the Chinese land deal to value the Government's contribution in building the north-south link of Highway 2000, it would have significantly reduced the cost of the highway which the Jamaican... Read More



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