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Letters

Published:Thursday | March 21, 2019 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: We all note the Opposition’s call for the auditor general’s department to probe claims of financial impropriety at the Ministry of Education. However, the leader of the opposition may also need to ask for audit of schools within...

Published:Thursday | March 21, 2019 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: One of Jamaica’s renowned expressions is ‘Jamaica no problem, mon’, and yet, though the message may be positive in its overture, so often, this atmosphere of joy and high spirits is accompanied by crime and murder on unprecedented...

Published:Wednesday | March 20, 2019 | 12:15 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: G.C. Foster College of Physical Education and Sports has been the epitome of excellence, and is pivotal in the spreading of the correct, practical ways of doing sports. This is by using critical techniques in disseminating...

Published:Wednesday | March 20, 2019 | 12:14 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Given the tremendous role that transport plays in a country’s economy, it might not be a bad idea for the Government to commission a design for a comprehensive rail system for Jamaica, to be constructed over several years, owned...

Published:Wednesday | March 20, 2019 | 12:14 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: In his commentary ‘A modern Trojan Horse’, Mr Peter Espeut has reported serious allegations about Chinese espionage at the African Union (AU) headquarters and has alluded to serious threats to Jamaica. Before making such a serious...

Published:Tuesday | March 19, 2019 | 12:15 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The use of vuvuzela horns has now become so commonplace in Jamaica that they are a significant and constant feature not only our sporting events, but also at major shows and concerts. These horns are apparently commonly used at...

Published:Tuesday | March 19, 2019 | 12:14 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: We deeply regret the fact that our beloved veteran broadcaster – and a long-standing member of the RJR/GLEANER Communications Group – the gorgeous and jovial Dorraine Samuels, has fallen ill and has to discontinue her regular show...

Published:Tuesday | March 19, 2019 | 12:13 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: As a retired dental nurse, I am very concerned about the oral health of this nation and, specifically, the 0-18 population. The dental nurse was specifically trained to offer oral care to this group. Since the inception of the...

Published:Tuesday | March 19, 2019 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: International Women’s Day, celebrated on March 8, spoke to creating a gender-balanced world. Gloria Steinem, world-renowned feminist, journalist, lecturer, and activist, once said that “the story of women’s struggle for equality...

Published:Tuesday | March 19, 2019 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I don’t exactly know how long the Jamaica Customs personal allowance of US$500 for travellers has been in existence, but it is high time that Jamaica call for a significant increase. The current allowance for accompanied and...

Published:Monday | March 18, 2019 | 12:09 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Portmore is slowly becoming a hot bed of criminal activity and the Government needs to intervene before it is too late. This week, the community scored a major victory when a licensed firearm holder was able to take down three...

Published:Monday | March 18, 2019 | 12:09 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I think of myself as an individual who cares for the well-being of others: If sharing knowledge with someone can improve their lives in the slightest way, then, in my opinion, that knowledge is worth sharing. A few days ago, one...

Published:Monday | March 18, 2019 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: In Jamaica’s Vision 2030 publication, it is stressed that transformational leadership is required for the vision to be successful. In East Portland, at present, there is significant spending on improvement projects. According to...

Published:Saturday | March 16, 2019 | 12:11 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I would like to congratulate the Ministry of National Security, especially the junior minister, the Honourable Rudyard Spencer, for the initiative to assist inmates in our penal institutions to be tutored and sit Caribbean...

Published:Saturday | March 16, 2019 | 12:11 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Outrage! That is the word on the lips of some in the streets re Mark Golding’s response to Dr Nigel Clarke’s stimulus package, which has trimmed down the tax juggernaut, not by one or two or any single digits, but a sizeable, by...

Published:Saturday | March 16, 2019 | 12:11 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The late reggae icon Prince Buster wrote this song called Judge Dread. It’s a song that I love from school days until this day. It’s a great song. In a crime-polluted Jamaica, where crime is dominating the country significantly...

Published:Saturday | March 16, 2019 | 12:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I wish to applaud and lift up for emulation two Government entities for their staff courtesy and efficiency. The entities are the National Health Fund (NHF) and the National Housing Trust (NHT) offices in Kingston. I do not recall...

Published:Friday | March 15, 2019 | 12:25 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I have heard some voices calling in the wilderness for an islandwide state of emergency. Are you in favour of an islandwide state of emergency to be imposed in a Jamaica that is burning hot with crime and violence? Are the churches...

Published:Friday | March 15, 2019 | 12:24 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I cannot think of another time in modern history when the United States has openly called for the overthrow of a democratically elected government as they are now doing with Venezuela. While there are many cases of them influencing...

Published:Friday | March 15, 2019 | 12:24 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The recent ban by the Government of Jamaica of single-use plastic bags is the most progressive step Jamaica has taken in many years. The recognition that plastics are strangling our world and that we in Jamaica have a duty to try...

Published:Friday | March 15, 2019 | 12:24 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Andrew Wynter, chief executive officer of Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA), announced recently that a paperless passenger system would come on stream by June to allow travellers to complete customs and...

Published:Friday | March 15, 2019 | 12:23 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: It is with a burning desire that I write to you about the need to ensure that there are more organic vegetables on the market. With the growing occurrence of food-related diseases in Jamaica and around the world, there is an urgent...

Published:Friday | March 15, 2019 | 12:23 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) would like to respond to Ms Monique Davis’ Letter to the Editor, titled ‘Paper bags don’t have much use; give plastic bags another try’, published in The Gleaner of Tuesday, March...

Published:Thursday | March 14, 2019 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Some make errors. Some, mistakes. And, sadly, some blunder. From the latter, there seems little redemption. This I opined after perusing with impatient interest Monday’s article in The Gleaner, ‘Political blunder: Opposition...

Published:Thursday | March 14, 2019 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Jamaican coffee is hard to beat, and hard to replace. Yet, like a giant on the stage, this world-­favourite beverage has stood by and allowed other brands to gain ascendency in market over it. If the quality of the Blue Mountain...

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