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Letters

THE EDITOR, Madam: Tyre Nichols, could his case happen here in Jamaica? Well, if yes, of course, it happens all the time. Was it racist? Yes, of course, just as it is in Jamaica with a social-class element too. Is it about power? Exactly so,...

THE EDITOR, Madam: It was only weeks ago we learned of the pollution of the Rio Cobre, caused by effluent from the Windalco’s Ewarton site, resulting in a massive fish kill and depriving fishers of their livelihood, and farmers and others of the...

THE EDITOR, Madam: In the Caribbean, Emancipation Day is celebrated enthusiastically as the day when slavery ended, and this is as it should be. It isn’t the same day for all the territories, as the different slave-owning nations issued or...

Jamaica willing to send police, soldiers to Haiti to help restore peace Indeed, fully support a CARICOM-led intervention to Haiti. It’s long overdue, no matter how small the assistance it. – @DefydiOdds I hate to break it to him. Having lived...

THE EDITOR, Madam: Myth or not, the current wage negotiation/consultation between the government and the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) has me reflecting on this myth of a quote and is led to put a spin on it, if only teachers knew their...

THE EDITOR, Madam: The power of reading is infectious. Once a student takes ownership of the keys to reading a total transformation begins. Unfortunately, there are millions of people globally who have yet to experience this human right....

THE EDITOR, Madam: What always needs to be told are the instances of immense mass inhumanity prevalent in war. However precious, human beings can actually be consciously or subconsciously perceived and treated as though they are disposable and...

THE EDITOR, Madam: I read the tragic account of serial rape and serial abortion in The Observer over the weekend in the article titled ‘Scarred by sexual acts’. It described the experiences of a young lady who was raped by a doctor, who then...

THE EDITOR, Madam: The increase in gang violence in Haiti has become a great cause of concern for Caribbean counterparts. It is at an obnoxious level and should not be tolerated further. The gang activities in the capital, Port-au-Prince, have...

THE EDITOR, Madam: The month of February is celebrated as Black History Month and for some persons, whenever the term black history is mentioned, invariably the word slavery comes to mind. However, black history did not start with slavery. Our...
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