Fri | Jan 18, 2019

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Published:Friday | January 18, 2019 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:England's cricket tour of the West Indies is just around the corner. But I am not inspired by it; I am expecting England to crush the Windies.The current West Indies players are good on paper, but they do not show it in their actions...

Published:Friday | January 18, 2019 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Having watched the current debate on TVJ regarding the minimum wage vs liveable wage, permit me to add my two cents.Most persons have come down on the side that the current $7,000 weekly minimum wage is not liveable. While this may...

Published:Friday | January 18, 2019 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I see where the Jamaican Government has voted not to recognise President Nicol·s Maduro as the legitimate president of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. They have not really given us a compelling reason for their decision.The...

Published:Friday | January 18, 2019 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:As a 21st-century youth living in a society that is influenced by a plethora of factors, including the media, technology and celebrities of all kinds, I have realised that some individuals have allowed all these factors to dictate...

Published:Friday | January 18, 2019 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I am happy to hear that the Mandela Highway pipeline has been repaired, but the community of Whitehaven Gardens, on Whitehall Avenue, in the vicinity of Red Hills Road, has had no water, not even the normal little trickle that would...

Published:Friday | January 18, 2019 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I wanted to bring to your attention my experience at Max Glass Shop at 55 Manchester Avenue in May Pen, Clarendon, on Thursday, January 10, 2019.I was doing home renovation, and having decided to put a sliding panel on the bath, the...

Published:Friday | January 18, 2019 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:It has been one month since my house was burnt down in Cockburn Pen, St Andrew, which was covered under the newspaper headline 'Christmas crushed'.It has been a rough month having to start all over again, having been burnt out three...

Published:Thursday | January 17, 2019 | 12:13 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:When we think of diplomacy, we think of tact, principles, and even subtleties. Our diplomatic policy seems to be unfolding in an inconsistent, incoherent and dangerous manner. We saw signs of this when Jamaica voted in the UN to...

Published:Thursday | January 17, 2019 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:As I read The Gleaner article titled 'Teacher awarded damages for Injury in chair collapse,' dated January 14, 2019, I thought to myself, is it time for the Jamaican Government to have a no-fault insurance system that protects...

Published:Thursday | January 17, 2019 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The impending expropriation of the shares of the Venezuelan-owned Petrojam shares is going to cause a bitter squabble between Jamaica and their former partner. This could have been prevented, or circumvented, if prior analytical work...

Published:Thursday | January 17, 2019 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR Sir:It seems like the more things change, the more they stay the same. From colonialism and slavery to Independence, and now fast-forward to 2019, colonialism and slavery yet again. What a complete and utter disgrace this row is between...

Published:Wednesday | January 16, 2019 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Police Commissioner Antony Anderson's defence (Gleaner, 9/1/19) of the mass detentions in St James last year was a disappointment to many. They overlooked the fact that that kind of policing had to have had his approval all along (as...

Published:Wednesday | January 16, 2019 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Jamaica mourns the loss of Zandrea Bailey, a top 10 finalist in the 2014 Miss Universe Jamaica competition. In a Gleaner interview published in 2014, Zandrea told the enthralling story of her battle with the dreaded autoimmune...

Published:Wednesday | January 16, 2019 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Having read the many public-service announcements from the Ministry of Health about dengue suggesting the use of repellents containing DEET, I think it fair to point out that there is very little on the market.Most repellents sold...

Published:Wednesday | January 16, 2019 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I was astonished to read in The Gleaner of January 9, 2019, a report quoting the prime minister as describing the spending of almost $6 million over six months on the advertising campaign for the National Identification System (NIDS...

Published:Wednesday | January 16, 2019 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:We, the residents of Caledonia Boulevard, Galway Road and Great House Drive, Mandeville, are writing to seek redress for an ongoing problem with the inconvenient supply of water from the National Water Commission (NWC). This problem...

Published:Tuesday | January 15, 2019 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:A few days ago, the head of the National Identification System (NIDS) had a conference on e-government, based on the example of Estonia, the world's most advance digital country. She painted the very compelling scenario of a digital...

Published:Tuesday | January 15, 2019 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I must contradict Bernie Smith's Letter of the Day, 'Bush 43 far worse than Trump', on January 12, 2019.To draw a comparison between building Trump's prospective wall by fanning the flames of racial hatred, and the launching of the...

Published:Tuesday | January 15, 2019 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The looming expropriation of Venezuela's 49 per cent stake in Petrojam might be too big a bone for the dog to swallow. The action is precipitate, immature and un-Jamaican from an historical point of view.Ambassador Curtis Ward, in...

Published:Tuesday | January 15, 2019 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I am saddened by the passing of Walton Crooks. I knew him as godfather to my son Ryan. He was always generous and compassionate in his interactions with everyone.I always remember his big smile whenever he greeted anyone. He gave...

Published:Tuesday | January 15, 2019 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I'm in shock to learn of the actions by our Government against the Maduro administration. I totally support Lisa Hanna. Does the Government of Jamaica think Venezuela has the worst human-rights record?Imagine you have a friend that...

Published:Tuesday | January 15, 2019 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I find Lisa Hanna's outrage against the Government's stance against the Maduro regime laughable and foolhardy. The fact is that Nicolas Maduro has turned Venezuela into a failed state.Venezuela, a former oil rich country, boasting...

Published:Monday | January 14, 2019 | 12:13 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:What Jamaica needs is a comprehensive security plan to protect all Jamaicans, not just returning residents. Anyone who believes a handbook will prevent him or her from being murdered or robbed in their home is living on a different...

Published:Monday | January 14, 2019 | 12:13 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Why are the police not enforcing the noise abatement law? I live in a 'residential' area where some are allowed to play their music as loud and as long as they want to with no regard to other residents, whether they're elderly, sick...

Published:Monday | January 14, 2019 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:There are obviously things the Jamaican Government is privy to that the rest of us do not know, but if we are following the international scene, it should be clear to us.The United Sates is the elephant in the room, and even our so-...

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