Sun | Jul 22, 2018

Letters

Published:Saturday | July 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:What a gimmick! 'Jamaica to invite Thai boys, coach on free vacation' (Gleaner, July 19, 2018).Yes, it was a miracle - really, that those boys and their coach survived, and were rescued from their terrible ordeal in the Thai cave...

Published:Saturday | July 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Just saw this article 'Jamaica to invite Thai boys, coach on free vacation' on Gleaner online where Edmund Bartlett was moving to invite the recently rescued Thai boys and their coach to Jamaica for vacation.We are all happy that the...

Published:Saturday | July 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I am a Jamaican expat living in the US and I would like to read more about blockchain technology in Jamaica.As we all know, corruption and graft hinder Jamaica's economic growth and blockchain could help address some of the...

Published:Saturday | July 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I am writing this letter to express my disgust with the service Digicel has been offering to customers in Black River from May 30 to the time of writing, July 17, without even the slightest indication of when service will resume.To...

Published:Friday | July 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Occupational licensing refers to the process by which governments institute the qualifications required to practise a trade or profession, so that only licensed practitioners are legally recognised to receive pay for working in the...

Published:Friday | July 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:France have won the World Cup - and rightly so. They deserve all the accolades and the praise.I once cheered for Argentina, in the era of Ricky Villa and Osvaldo Ardiles, both Tottenham Hotspur players. In those days, the Cockerel...

Published:Friday | July 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR,Sir:The brilliant performance of young Jamerican prodigy Briana Williams has left us speechless. She will be one to watch on the international stage in the near future after the exit of our current stars.Briana's compelling run in the...

Published:Friday | July 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:We write on behalf of the signatories to the open letter sent Wednesday, July 18, 2018, to Prime Minister Andrew Holness regarding the erosion of public trust in institutions of Government and the Petrojam allegations.Regrettably,...

Published:Friday | July 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:On the 100th birthday of Nelson Mandela, we can do a quick survey of leaders across the world.His leadership provided many unique elements in the history of his country, South Africa, and so did the coming of Barack Obama in America....

Published:Thursday | July 19, 2018 | 12:20 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I must admit I was tardy in doing what I told myself and others who were with me on a planned fun trip to Fort George in Port Royal to treat the wards and caregivers of the Athlone Wing of The Mona Rehab Centre on Saturday, June 30....

Published:Thursday | July 19, 2018 | 12:19 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Mark Ricketts' article, 'Petrojam's failure is Jamaica's weakness' (The Gleaner, July 15, 2018) is a proper treatment of the matters concerning the nation's oil refinery. It describes the prime minister's trivial handling of the...

Published:Thursday | July 19, 2018 | 12:11 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Last week, I was driving towards Liguanea from Mona Road. As I approached the intersection at Waterfalls, there was no oncoming traffic on the lane I was entering. There was, however, a police car in the second lane on the other side...

Published:Thursday | July 19, 2018 | 12:11 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:One of the lasting images of last year's by-election in St Mary was that of Prime Minister Andrew Holness, with pants foot rolled up, wading across a river to meet residents.He promised them a bridge in short order. Earlier this year...

Published:Thursday | July 19, 2018 | 12:11 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The recent disclosure of a rather sketchy proposal made by the People's National Party (PNP) candidate for West Rural St Andrew, Miss Jennifer Housen, to provide piped water to the residents of Mount Zion, Red Hills, has left me with...

Published:Thursday | July 19, 2018 | 12:11 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The recently concluded World Cup in Russia provided a few lessons from which all Jamaicans can learn. During the presentation ceremony after the final game, there was a heavy downpour of showers. Despite this, the presentation went...

Published:Wednesday | July 18, 2018 | 8:48 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Over the years I have become deeply concerned about yet another very dangerous practice occasioned by some motorists in how they react to sirens of approaching emergency service vehicles such as ambulances, police vehicles and fire...

Published:Wednesday | July 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Some of us are bemused by the enigma that is Donald Trump. Some cheer his rhetoric, others are repulsed, and yet others see him as a joke, an inconvenience to be tolerated for four or even eight years.However, it is imperative that...

Published:Wednesday | July 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Motivational speaker, entrepreneur and media personality Krystal Tomlinson has been the topic of discussion over the past few days in the media. It is not because of her lovely 'Good Gas Monday' sessions, her business acumen, or the...

Published:Wednesday | July 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The recent disclosure of a rather sketchy proposal made by the PNP caretaker for West Rural St Andrew, Jennifer Housen, to provide piped water to the residents of Mount Zion, Red Hills, has left me with many unanswered questions....

Published:Wednesday | July 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The Gleaner's editorial titled 'Tahj Rowe and the PM's moral hazards' (July 17, 2018) is absolute nonsense.It made the assertion that the prime minister might open himself up for more demand from people facing similar challenges...

Published:Tuesday | July 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:THE UNITED Nations Children's Fund tells us that 2.6 million children (about Jamaica's population) died in their first month of birth (2016), a million of whom died on their first day.These latter deaths were predominantly caused by...

Published:Tuesday | July 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I write this letter to you after just reading about the parliamentary proceedings that involved the current NESOL boss who was revealed to have been convicted of drug trafficking 25 years ago.Mr Editor, I am unequivocally disgusted...

Published:Tuesday | July 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The recent furore about Krystal Tomlinson's pregnancy is not exactly occasioned by her unmarried status.The core truth of it all is that Krystal has, whether intentionally or not, exemplified much of what becoming a woman should be....

Published:Tuesday | July 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Assuming your letter writer 'Need to Know' (July 10, 2018) really needs to know about NIA:n Our constitution is our articles of association, which is available for public scrutiny at the Companies Office of Jamaica.n Our audited...

Published:Tuesday | July 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I read with dismay the letter titled 'Ruel Reid's arrogance', published on Thursday, July 12, 2018, in The Gleaner. That letter, in my opinion, was very unfair and biased.Senator Reid is a humble man from humble origins who had no...

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