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Letters

Published:Monday | October 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I refer to Lloyd Vermont's Letter of the Day in The Gleaner titled 'Patois emblematic of Jamaicans' indiscipline' (October 12, 2018).Without knowing him and with no disrespect meant, I will assume that he is above the age of 60 and...

Published:Monday | October 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Allow me to mention that the new Fisheries Bill passed last week has been in gestation for a record 23 years. How do I know? I participated in the very first discussion in summer 1995 with Fisheries Director Andre Kong and the Food...

Published:Monday | October 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has tried to cast himself in the mould of a reformer. His supporters point to his youthfulness along with changing sociocultural and economic practices as evidence of the reformation that is...

Published:Monday | October 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The gay organisation publicly meeting in Montego Bay, Jamaica, to mobilise and invite membership is definitely an abomination in the eyes of God, and it's more shocking to know that leaders of Jamaican society allow the publicity....

Published:Monday | October 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:It is commendable that Prime Minister Andrew Holness has recognised the importance of building a new Parliament building for Jamaica that will better accommodate our lawmakers and staff.A new Parliament building is certainly long...

Published:Saturday | October 13, 2018 | 12:12 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I will cite a glaring example of the failure of our lawmakers. This has to do with squatter settlement and the ghettoisation of communities.. At the municipal level, permits are required to erect permanent buildings, but none are...

Published:Saturday | October 13, 2018 | 12:12 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I am a concerned resident of Discovery Bay. I welcome the ongoing developments at the Puerto Seco Beach by the Guardsman Group.It will bring much-needed revenue to the area.However, my concern is the impending development of a '...

Published:Saturday | October 13, 2018 | 12:12 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Letters and phone calls to Mayor Delroy Williams before and after the Sunday Gleaner article of August 12, 2018, regarding illegal vending in Harbour View and its consequences have produced no positive results.The new illegal market...

Published:Saturday | October 13, 2018 | 12:11 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:How many employers or human resources administrators know how to check if a prospective worker is a sex offender? The alleged case of rape at RIU should bother all of us.Jamaica, like many other English-speaking countries, has a sex...

Published:Saturday | October 13, 2018 | 12:11 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Revenue is being lost daily by the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC).First, it's ridiculous that a bus travelling, say, to Portmore, should be sent on its way with sometimes up to four front seats to the left of the driver all wet...

Published:Saturday | October 13, 2018 | 12:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:As the authorities get ready to discharge some 400 inmates at Bellevue Hospital, it is important to signal that no financial provision is given by the State to those responsible for the care of persons with disabilities in their...

Published:Saturday | October 13, 2018 | 12:03 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:While the plea-bargain law will reduce backlogs in the courts, does it bring justice to the victims of horrible crimes like murder and rape?The recent sentence of seven years given to the man who killed 97-year-old Peter Abrahams...

Published:Friday | October 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:What is the mandate of the University of the West Indies?Isn't it really to "unlock West Indian potential for economic and cultural growth by high-quality teaching and research aimed at meeting critical regional needs, by providing...

Published:Friday | October 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Here in the United States, a person only has to walk into any place where there's a notary public, produce a valid government identification, pay $2, sign the document in the presence of the person, and that's it.What is the...

Published:Friday | October 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:In acknowledgement of customer Service Week being recognised in Jamaica, I decided to post the names of spaces where I consistently get good or great service on social media. I deliberately opted not to bemoan the very present bad...

Published:Friday | October 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I disagree entirely with the position of The Gleaner as expressed in your editorial of Thursday, October 11, 2018, i.e., 'PEP in the universe of Patois' and similarly disagree if it is the new position of the shadow minister of...

Published:Friday | October 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Shadow Minister of Education Ronnie Thwaites is proposing that rabbit meat be used to supplement the diet of students. This is an excellent suggestion.Since we tend to take our cue from whatever is happening in the US, let me start...

Published:Thursday | October 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The State of emergency in Jamaica is the embryonic stage of a society that places a high premium on expediency with myopic evaluation criteria. Murder has gone down about 20 per cent compared to last year, but still almost 1 000...

Published:Thursday | October 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I am calling on the National Honourary Awards Committee to recognise more persons from the working class for national awards, who have contributed significantly to nation building.Over the years, several of the recipients of the...

Published:Thursday | October 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:As Heroes Day approaches and the month of October in which we think of heroes and heroines in Jamaica unfolds, I have decided that my heroes for 2018 are those Jamaicans who have braved the winter, the racism, the constant threat of...

Published:Thursday | October 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Dr Christopher Tufton and the Ministry of Health (MOH) deserve high commendations for the campaign to reduce the country's chronic rate of non-communicable diseases such as hypertension and diabetes, through dietary and lifestyle...

Published:Thursday | October 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:For the most of my school life, I have been labelled a disruptive student. I do not throw paper across the room, nor pinch my classmates: I simply ask questions. I have always been curious/ inquisitive, so much so that my grandmother...

Published:Wednesday | October 10, 2018 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Two of our national television stations have not failed to carry footage of the deplorable condition of roads in the Golden Spring and Stock Farm areas in recent years. They have also carried footage of peaceful protests organised...

Published:Wednesday | October 10, 2018 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The security measures initiated by the Holness administration, including zones of special operations and states of public emergency, have sparked a drop in murders nationally.Minister of National Security Dr Horace Chang is doing a...

Published:Wednesday | October 10, 2018 | 12:04 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Special thanks and commendations to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, the Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency and the Colombian authorities for assisting the 28 fishermen who were stranded in Colombia after...

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