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Letters

Published:Wednesday | November 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Doesn't MICHaEL Abrahams recognise the folly of the antitheists who dismiss the Bible as myth and allegory even as they are superimposing their own naturalism when ready to attack it?Self-style critics parading as Bible commentators...

Published:Wednesday | November 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I am of the view that there are agents of the state that are bent on implementing chaos and frustration in our country.One of the new transport regulations to be enacted will force the owners of PPV motor vehicles like Ezroy Millwood...

Published:Wednesday | November 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I agree with Prime Minister (PM) Andrew Holness that Jamaica's excessive borrowing must stop. The PM was speaking to a National Competitive Council meeting in the Office of the PM, reflecting on Jamaica's ranking in the Global...

Published:Wednesday | November 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I read an interesting letter in your Monday publication. It was not until I saw the letter that I realised that I, too, share these same sentiments. Kindly allow me this avenue to add my two cents.Good customer service is so hard to...

Published:Tuesday | November 20, 2018 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I must say that I share your cartoonist's bemusement in the Sunday Gleaner (November 18), where he noted the sheer irony of the prime minister's words on stopping excessive borrowing, while signing a loan of US$100 million for the...

Published:Tuesday | November 20, 2018 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Good news. Spanish hoteliers and investors have recommitted to buying more local goods and services. Certainly welcome news in the farming sector, which continues to be negatively impacted by substantial importation of agricultural...

Published:Tuesday | November 20, 2018 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The letter in The Gleaner of November 17, 'Will robbers make us all cowards' revealed some interesting things about Jamaica and Jamaicans. The response of the bystanders to the robbery of the gentleman in question is nothing less...

Published:Tuesday | November 20, 2018 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:A few days ago a pastor in the seventh-day Adventist (SDA) Church used the Northern Caribbean University (NCU) platform to endorse Buju Banton's call for the killing of people because of their sexual preference, and no rebuke has...

Published:Tuesday | November 20, 2018 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I just wish to state that my country Jamaica is one of the most blessed places in the world and let no one tell you otherwise.Just consider our cooking techniques: the food is to groan for and these days not only restaurants have it...

Published:Tuesday | November 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: George Leslie 'Bunny' Grant, former Jamaican Lightweight, Commonwealth Lightweight, Latin American and Junior Welterweight boxing champion has left us at the age of 78.Being a Jamaican boxing icon of the 1950s, '60s, and '70s, Bunny was known to the...

Published:Monday | November 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:There are two patty outlets not far from each other, yet their operations/service are light years apart.One, an official Tastee franchise located on Mannings Hill Road, the other a pastry/food shop situated along Chancery Street,...

Published:Monday | November 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Fabian Campbell, who hails from Portmore, began his Jamaica College (JC) journey in 2016. An avid lover of track and field since grade six, Campbell quickly blended into the JC track and field team. With about 15 medals under his...

Published:Monday | November 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I saw an interesting article in the Wednesday edition of Health and Fitness in The Gleaner (November 7, 2018) with some interesting comments about bleaching called 'Make me whiter than snow' by Dr Alfred Dawes.Skin bleaching has been...

Published:Monday | November 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:We endorse the Jamaica Moves campaign being promoted in schools by the health ministry. However, the Ministry of Education must examine the broader role of physical education (PE) in schools and the practitioners. Most PE teachers...

Published:Saturday | November 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Like many Jamaicans at home and abroad, I've been literally blown away at Dalton Harris' incredible performances on the UK version of X Factor talent show, as he advances in the top 10.However, I am surprised he has not been getting...

Published:Saturday | November 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Prescient observers are realising that feminists are becoming quite popular in the Jamaican media. This is not problematic because all views must contend in the public domain.However, the issue is that their views on a range of...

Published:Saturday | November 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:As I sit on the veranda of my grandmother's house, I could not resist smiling with joy after overhearing a conversation between some sixth-form students. They were discussing how pleased they were with the performance of this current...

Published:Saturday | November 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:On Tuesday, about 5:25 p.m. on November 14, 2018, I stood at the North Parade JUTC bus terminal in downtown Kingston among students, vendors and other commuters.Suddenly, there was an uproar. Shortly after, I realised that a middle-...

Published:Saturday | November 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Northern Caribbean University (NCU), a Seventh-day Adventist institution, wishes to advise Malick Mangaroo, your Letter of the Day writer of Friday, November 16, 2018, that the leaders of the university do not endorse uncivilised or...

Published:Friday | November 16, 2018 | 11:10 PMEdward Johnson

THE EDITOR, Sir:While I agree that the farmers should not block alternative use of the former sugar cane lands, I do believe that building houses there does not constitute sustainable development.Use the lands instead for planting other crops, such...

Published:Friday | November 16, 2018 | 11:09 PMPatrick Kirkland

THE EDITOR, Sir:For many years, I looked forward to coming to Jamaica whenever a Test cricket series was scheduled. In recent years, it seems the matches are being played in every island but Jamaica.I am particularly disheartened to again realise...

Published:Friday | November 16, 2018 | 12:24 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Your editorial in Tuesday's Gleaner ('Cataleptic Delroy Williams', November 12, 2018) on the lack of performance of Delroy Williams as mayor of Kingston was a honest and truthful assessment of his work. The fact is that this mayor...

Published:Friday | November 16, 2018 | 12:22 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:In 2016, the NCB Financial Group Limited, parent company for National Commercial Bank, made $14 billion in net profits. Last year, it improved its position by recording $19 billion in net profit. This, I gather, is a new record, as...

Published:Friday | November 16, 2018 | 12:21 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I am concerned about the protocol of certain commercial banks here in Jamaica. They seem to be lagging so far behind the world.I don't expect them to be on par with, say, the banks in the USA, but I am sure they can do better than...

Published:Friday | November 16, 2018 | 12:17 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I watched the ending moments of the Walker Cup finals a few minutes ago and I wondered what had propelled ISSA to change the format from the one conceptualised in 1961. The intention of the competition then was a challenge cup among...

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