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Letters

Published:Saturday | January 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:St James is under siege by criminals who seem prepared to not go down without a fight in response to the State's crackdown on their illicit activities. However, the security forces should not be deterred and ought to ramp up their...

Published:Saturday | January 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:A few weeks ago, my Jamaica-born husband and I decided to take our family to Bath Fountain during a short trip to visit his relatives in St Thomas. We had heard about the 'natural' fountain, erroneously thinking it was a regulated...

Published:Saturday | January 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:This year's Grammy Awards will get a lot of attention in the reggae category. I commend the nominees, but having listened to the albums, Chronixx's Chronology stands out in terms of artistry. It is the epitome of what reggae music is...

Published:Saturday | January 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Why is it that the leaders of Jamaica's two major political parties, Andrew Holness and Peter Phillips two bright, hard-working and patriotic Jamaicans - seemingly only unite and act cordially towards one another whenever a Jamaican...

Published:Friday | January 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Minister of National Security Robert Montague has been placed in a handcuffs as a result of the national crime problem. With Jamaica desperate for a solution, and with the law-enforcement authorities coming under such immense...

Published:Friday | January 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:At present, I am scared to travel within Montego Bay. I feel like a hostage in my own town. Stoplights and traffic pileups exacerbate the nightmare because you don't know when violence will explode, killing even innocent bystanders....

Published:Friday | January 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:After more than 1,700 years of costly blunders, one should be forgiven for thinking that leaders of the modern Christian Church would spare no effort in ensuring that their doctrines and practices are consistent with the written Word...

Published:Friday | January 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I am a Trinidadian and I wholly support the action taken by Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness. I hope and pray that my country's prime minister, Keith Rowley, takes the same action with the crime and violence taking place in...

Published:Friday | January 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The prime minister must put on his 'big boy' pants and declare martial law.Jamaica needs to increase penalties for illegal gun possession, offer appealing rewards for turning in an illegal weapon, and do random house-searching of...

Published:Friday | January 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:My landline went down last week Thursday. I called FLOW and got an appointment for a technician to visit on Monday. Nobody came, nobody called. I called and was assured someone would come on Tuesday. same rubbish. Wednesday and...

Published:Friday | January 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Please allow me to bring to the attention of Transport Minister Mike Henry, the Transport Authority, and various taxi associations the practice of scamming being perpetuated by the so-called legal coaster and minibus operators who...

Published:Thursday | January 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:It's said, and rightly, so, that, "reading maketh the man". If there were one Jamaican who was the very personification of that phrase, it was the late giant of journalism and critical thinker, par excellence, Ian Boyne. With over 4,...

Published:Thursday | January 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:With Member of Parliament, Derrick Smith submitting his resignation, it means that we will soon have to endure another by-election. Given that there was a lot of drama that surrounded the eligibility of Shane Alexis in the most...

Published:Thursday | January 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:With the level of coldness and disregard that criminals in present day Jamaica show towards the rule of law, it would seem that our beloved island has transformed into our very own, free-to-watch John Wayne movie. Many see it as a...

Published:Thursday | January 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The increase in crime is of concern to everyone. Recently, the American government issued a travel advisory about travelling to Jamaica. The solution to crime is not expensive. We do not need a lot of resources as people may say.Let'...

Published:Wednesday | January 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Althea McKenzie's programme on Power 106 yesterday morning highlighted the plight of coffee farmers and the chopping down of coffee plants almost ready for reaping. Her associate bemoaned the encouragement to be more productive in...

Published:Wednesday | January 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The Golden Globe Awards were held last weekend. It's kind of like the Academy Awards, but held by a bunch of foreigners.Apparently, the big story was the 'black dress' protest. Dozens of actresses, as well as some men, dressed in all...

Published:Wednesday | January 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:There is an old Ethiopian proverb about collectivism that is instructive for the countries that President Donald Trump recently referred to as "s***hole" countries. The proverb states, 'When spiders unite, they can tie down a lion.'...

Published:Wednesday | January 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The Sunday Gleaner's lead story on the reported phenomenon of more stay-at home dads reminded me of a comment made by the late Professor Aggrey Brown when he was head of CARIMAC. In reviewing a book published by a colleague...

Published:Wednesday | January 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I wonder if RJRGLEANER Communications Group has decided on the fate of Jamaica's number one motivational television programme, 'Profile'. Will they just play the final few episodes? Will they just continue reruns? Will they take this...

Published:Tuesday | January 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE Editor, Sir:Lack of money is not Jamaica's national security problem. Violence production rivals any big industry from the state to the world stage. Trading in arms is a big global business. Who believes that the entrepreneurial titans want to...

Published:Tuesday | January 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I read with interest your editorial of Tuesday, January 9, 2018 titled 'The shame of Port Royal', in which the town is referred to as "an unkempt and often rubbish-strewn dump".I had hoped that mention would also have been made of...

Published:Tuesday | January 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) recently released some troubling statistics that there has been an increase in murders in the first two weeks of this year when compared to the same period last year.According to the JCF stats,...

Published:Tuesday | January 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I attended the funeral service for Ian Boyne on Sunday at the National Indoor Sports Centre. I went not because I wanted to be numbered among those persons who attended, not for the social hype it could bring, and certainly not...

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

THE EDITOR, Sir:Sometime ago, while listening to my 50-plus-year-old stereo, I heard a discussion programme about the effect that the supposed post-slavery syndrome was having on our worsening crime situation. This position is supposed to have been...

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