Letters to the Editor

Time to teach drivers' ed in schools

Dear Editor,This country of ours, as beautiful and blessed as it is, is no doubt beset by what seems to be innumerable challenges which rear their ugly heads on a daily basis.There can be no sugar-coating of the fact... Read More

Interesting elements in French election
Dear Editor,The upcoming French election is proving to be very interesting. The established two parties were both shunned in favour of a right wing candidate Marine Le Pen, who is a lawyer and politician and Emmanuel Macron, who started his own...... Read More

Thanks, JMMB, for saving our 'rainy day' money
Dear Editor,The five of us, retired professionals, found ourselves talking for weeks about the loss of our 'rainy day' money. Our parents taught us to put away money for the 'rainy day' to ensure security if there were setbacks in life and for...... Read More

Divisional offices must
Dear Editor,In his 2017-2018 Sectoral Debate presentation Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie made it clear he wanted to transform local government and strengthen it as an institution. The minister announced his plans to make councillors...... Read More

Toll road nice but way overpriced

Wednesday, April, 26 2017   

Dear Editor,I had a recent visit to Jamaica and took a trip on the new highway from Caymanas to St Ann. It was a marked difference from travelling the old route along the Bog Walk Gorge, up Mount Rosser, down Mount Diablo and Fern Gully. A... Read More

Jamaica and PetroCaribe: Where do we stand?

Wednesday, April, 26 2017   

Dear Editor,The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade recently hosted a press conference at which Minister Kamina Johnson Smith made several disclosures. The minister informed us on the status of the “impasse” between Jamaica... Read More

Politics and pointless celebrations

Wednesday, April, 26 2017   

Dear Editor,The announcement by Minister of Culture Olivia “Babsy” Grange of a Jamaica 55 celebration has brought many well-thinking Jamaicans to a state of disbelief. That we have money for a trivial celebration, but not for more... Read More

So much to be proud of, but...

Wednesday, April, 26 2017   

Dear Editor,There are many sentimental terms with which we laud our noble country: Jamaica, land we love; this bit of rock; land of wood and water; Jah mek yah! Indeed, we have good reasons to do so and a lot to boast about and be proud of. Read More

Why can't Christians forgive Judas Iscariot?

Wednesday, April, 26 2017   

Dear Editor,The Christian Easter festivities have come and gone, but one name has remarkably remained on the lips of a large number of Christians as is often the case every year — Judas Iscariot.This name is... Read More

Deal with the unfinished electoral business

Tuesday, April, 25 2017   

Dear Editor,We should not wait until the next local government election to resurrect the issue of duplication of local representations. The issue is a valid one and should be immediately dealt with.Is it the Municipal... Read More

Look at availability of drugs for JADEP members

Tuesday, April, 25 2017   

Dear Editor,In 1996 the Government established the Jamaica Drug for the Elderly Programme (JADEP). Since its inception many elderly Jamaicans, 60 years and older, have benefited immensely from this initiative by receiving their prescription... Read More

Land tax increase chaos created by both parties

Tuesday, April, 25 2017   

Dear Editor,Over numerous decades since Independence both governments have injected the notion in the minds of Jamaicans that taxing one's property realistically is almost sacrilegious. Doing that would be the surest way to lose an election. Read More

Deal with the unfinished electoral business

Monday, April, 24 2017   

Dear Editor,We should not wait until the next local government election to resurrect the issue of duplication of local representations. The issue is a valid one and should be immediately dealt with. Read More

Look at availability of drugs for JADEP members

Monday, April, 24 2017   

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We need a debt hero

Monday, April, 24 2017   

Dear Editor,In 1981, when I was born, Jamaica’s debt-to-GDP was about 70 per cent. Some 10 years later, in 1991, it was a mind-boggling 178 per cent! Today, debt-to-GDP is about 120 per cent. Read More



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