Sun | May 28, 2017

Letters

Published:Saturday | May 27, 2017 | 5:09 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:When I was still quite young, I remember my mother using the expression, 'Don't look a gift horse in the mouth', to a teacher on her staff. I liked the expression and started to use it, although I didn't know what it meant.It was...

Published:Saturday | May 27, 2017 | 5:00 AM

Reference is made to C.J. Williams' recent article on 'Frankie Paul, others robbed of royalties' (Gleaner, Monday, May 22, 2017). Is there another side of the dice that needs to be rolled and ventilated for the benefit...

Published:Saturday | May 27, 2017 | 5:00 AM

It was more than just an idle gesture when I asked on my Facebook page a few nights ago, "What do the people of St Thomas want?" Unsurprisingly, the resounding...

Published:Saturday | May 27, 2017 | 5:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Have you ever had a man press his body against yours without permission? Have you ever felt his weight crush your entire frame, muffling your screams? Have you ever tried to forget the stench of his...

Published:Saturday | May 27, 2017 | 5:00 AM

Within the last two months, we have seen the repaving of some of our roads in Montego Bay. As someone who lives and drives in the town and surrounding communities, I am very elated for...

Published:Friday | May 26, 2017 | 5:00 AMTHE EDITOR, Sir:

I was on my way home when I heard what sounded like the second faux pas by Nationwide in two days. The announcer said Cash Plus boss Carlos Hill was freed. It actually turned out to be true.Prosecutor Adley Duncan said people within the organisation...

Published:Friday | May 26, 2017 | 5:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:It's on the table again, put there by a very reputable source, none other than the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). I am talking about Jamaica's approach to crime. The IDB study is declaring...

Published:Friday | May 26, 2017 | 5:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:We note the recent letters to the editor published in your newspaper related to the Miss Jamaica Festival Queen Competition and wish to use this medium to provide clarity on certain aspects of the programme. The Miss Jamaica Festival...

Published:Friday | May 26, 2017 | 5:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The Urban Development Corporation (UDC), in its mandate to lead sustainable urban and rural development through public-private partnerships, takes a businesslike approach in achieving its mission.While the UDC is a government agency...

Published:Thursday | May 25, 2017 | 5:03 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The Urban Development Corporation (UDC) refusal to take on the redevelopment of the Fort Clarence Beach Park on its own and its attempt to pass this off for divestment is disappointing and shameful to say the least. The UDC has...

Published:Thursday | May 25, 2017 | 5:03 AM

The Editor Sir:Jamaican public officials have a penchant for abusing privileges that comes with the office we have seen this over the years. But with increased scrutiny and the demand by watchdog agencies and an increasingly informed public, for...

Published:Thursday | May 25, 2017 | 5:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:The traditional saying, 'Get a helper from the country', has now become archaic. Arguably, the introduction of technology where persons have been able to communicate and transfer information...

Published:Thursday | May 25, 2017 | 5:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Stuart Law, the current coach of the West Indies cricket team, is doing a tremendous job in reviving the talents we now have at our disposal. The team is playing a very attractive type of cricket which is welcoming, especially in...

Published:Wednesday | May 24, 2017 | 5:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:National Integrity Action (NIA) welcomes the launch by the Office of the Contractor General of an investigation into issues surrounding 'Mombasa Grass', the grant of a milk powder licence, and the conduct of Minister Karl Samuda,...

Published:Wednesday | May 24, 2017 | 5:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Having watched the Ishawna interview on TVJ's Entertainment Report, I believe Jamaicans are really 'bad-mind' and hypocritical. In her controversial song Equal Rights, which regales a woman's right to demand oral sex, Ishawna...

Published:Wednesday | May 24, 2017 | 5:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:This is an open letter to Christopher Tufton, the minister of health.I know you have concerns about the expansion of the medical marijuana industry, especially under your portfolio as minister of health, but I seriously do not want...

Published:Wednesday | May 24, 2017 | 5:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:This being the 20th anniversary of the passing of former Prime Minister Michael Manley, there are many scholarly works that have emerged to pay homage to his legacy.Admirers often make poor objective observers, and it gets even more...

Published:Tuesday | May 23, 2017 | 5:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:On May 4, 2017, I tuned in to RJR just in time to hear a small part of the interview between Emily Shields and Member of Parliament Peter Bunting.I applaud Mr Bunting, the opposition spokesman on national security, for some of his...

Published:Tuesday | May 23, 2017 | 5:00 AMTHE EDITOR, Sir:

Take it a step further, will you, Mr Thwaites? Start a petition online for us to join so the people can have a collective voice.MERLE BALDWINmerleb@gmail.com

Published:Tuesday | May 23, 2017 | 5:00 AMTHE EDITORIAL, Sir:

Michael Abrahams is the best! His column 'Me nah follow fashion's (Gleaner, May 22, 2017) had me cracking up on the train. People must be thinking that I am going crazy.That article contained the best advice I have seen so far. I was talking just...

Published:Tuesday | May 23, 2017 | 5:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:At times, you may hear statements such as, "The people in Haiti are too wicked! They doing too much iniquity, so they have to suffer! Good for them!"True, God does not approve of any form of iniquity or spiritism. (Deuteronomy 18:10...

Published:Tuesday | May 23, 2017 | 5:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:In a space known for its crudeness and crassness, Frankie Paul was the ultimate gentleman. Smooth, suave and sensational in his delivery, Frankie Paul surmounted the challenges of visual impairment and the marginalisation that...

Published:Tuesday | May 23, 2017 | 5:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The devastation caused by the recent torrential rains has yet again opened up debate about the poor planning and the inadequate infrastructure by successive administrations, as well as the...

Published:Tuesday | May 23, 2017 | 5:00 AMLouis Moyston

THE EDITOR, Sir:This letter is a response to 'Monumental error' published in The Gleaner, May 22, 2017. The article raises the importance of the celebration of history, the milestones, and the placing of monuments and symbols at important points...

Published:Monday | May 22, 2017 | 5:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The recent reports of elected parliamentarians who regularly miss meetings, at times without offering an apology, gall me.In my experience as a pastor, and talking informally with other pastors...

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