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Letters

Published:Thursday | January 10, 2019 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I have never voted, but even a cynic like me must concede that as far as politicians and state leaders go, Andrew Holness has done a pretty decent job last year.For the first time in decades, there seems to be renewed interest in...

Published:Thursday | January 10, 2019 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:As a parent and school administrator, I fully support the ban on sugary drinks. However, I am disheartened by the lack of preparation on all fronts. At best, the information was presented in a piecemeal way, and one was left to put...

Published:Thursday | January 10, 2019 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I consider myself a Jamaican, although not by birth and residence.Having spent some 15 of my 50 years in Jamaica, I recall growing up in a rural community where we did not have much, but we all had hope and pride.During my last visit...

Published:Wednesday | January 9, 2019 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I am writing to you regarding a Tell Me Pastor article published on Page 22 of the December 13-19, 2018 edition of the UK Weekly Gleaner. The article in question is in relation to one of your readers who was raped by a biker.I am...

Published:Wednesday | January 9, 2019 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I saw a headline a few days ago titled 'Jamaicans we lost in 2018'. The article went on to highlight some persons who are more "well known" among us. I know the media entity that published it didn't mean anything offensive, but what...

Published:Wednesday | January 9, 2019 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:We refer to the advertisement on the new National Identification System (NIDS), in which the eldest of three men refers to the others as "dog". We find it to be very distasteful and wrongly supportive of the derogatory language...

Published:Wednesday | January 9, 2019 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:In his column in Sunday's Gleaner, Hylton Dennis wrote of the minister of justice railing against INDECOM and the former Office of the Contractor General.As he did not refer to a former minister of justice, he is obviously referring...

Published:Wednesday | January 9, 2019 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Nostalgia! Monday morning devotion at August Town Primary was conducted by Principal Bonner and supported by a cadre of teachers ready for the process! Military straight lines of children, boys in khaki with sharp seams on the shirt...

Published:Wednesday | January 9, 2019 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I am of the notion that the Jamaica Labour Party Government led by Andrew Holness takes Jamaicans for a set of fools.If I recall correctly, towards the end of 2018, there was an article in The Gleaner in which Member of Parliament...

Published:Tuesday | January 8, 2019 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:According to the Government, some 20 communities are responsible for more than 50 per cent of the violent crimes in Jamaica. So I'm here suggesting that instead of deploying more boots on the ground and social intervention with...

Published:Tuesday | January 8, 2019 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The Golden Triangle spans Hope Road, Trafalgar Road, Old Hope Road and stops at Liguanea. It is for only residential developments. My issue is with 71 Lady Musgrave Road.I can recall in years gone by that the property had an old...

Published:Tuesday | January 8, 2019 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I live and work in Kingston. My work and daily activities happen to be different from most of my friends, colleagues , and the general Kingston travelling public. This provides me with a welcome advantage where I am able to schedule...

Published:Tuesday | January 8, 2019 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Though some are decrying the ban on single-use plastic bags, plastic straws, and styrofoam, which took effect on January 1, 2019, I want to say that I am fully in support of the Government's decision.We should all come on board and...

Published:Monday | January 7, 2019 | 12:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Jamaica has been suffering from the scourge of crime, in particular murder, for some time. The 1980 election left many Jamaicans horrified that we could have more than 800 persons murdered in one year (42/100,000). The murder rate...

Published:Monday | January 7, 2019 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I'm a little disappointed about something written by my favourite journalist in his article 'Careful about the Constitution, Andrew'.He wrote, "For instance, I'm hoping the Government will actually ban the plastic that so many of the...

Published:Monday | January 7, 2019 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:This is an open letter to E.G. Hunter, CEO of the National Works Agency (NWA).While travelling from Drax Hall to Runaway Bay, St Ann, on the night of January 4, 2019, I came across a serious traffic jam. A journey that normally takes...

Published:Monday | January 7, 2019 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:FLOW has started the new year in the same way it ended the last one - abusing its customers. They have removed a new range of channels from their cable line-up, including several from what was originally the Watch Sports Package.I...

Published:Monday | January 7, 2019 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:In the recent announcement on the ban on single-use plastic bags ('scandal bags'), emphasis is placed on plastic bags measuring no more than 24"x24". So by this prohibition stipulation, are we to believe then that bags which are...

Published:Saturday | January 5, 2019 | 12:58 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:  I note with a heavy heart the data coming out of the states of emergency, where some 4,000 persons have been detained in St James, the vast majority without charge, and some 6,000 in St Catherine and large numbers also in...

Published:Saturday | January 5, 2019 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Wet wipes were alleged to be discovered by American Arthur Julius in 1957, who secured the patent rights for this product. Wet wipes have become a global phenomenon with its ready and immediate action on germs. It was first used to...

Published:Saturday | January 5, 2019 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:  I note that your contributor Jan Keil, writing about the electrical supply in Jamaica, expressed puzzlement as to why the Morant River hydropower station (now called Reggae Falls) is out of service. Having worked at PCJ...

Published:Saturday | January 5, 2019 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: If I am not mistaken, there is not a good restroom in Spanish Town Square. Maybe there is none at all, because I have never seen one. Spanish Town Square, in the areas where the bus park and taxi stands are located -...

Published:Saturday | January 5, 2019 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:  It is quite interesting  that  the National Identification System legislation is still in existence today. It is considered to be the sloppiest piece of legislation to pass through our...

Published:Friday | January 4, 2019 | 12:15 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I write in response to an article in The Gleaner of Thursday, January 3, 2019, regarding the disgraceful state of the Montego Bay market. It speaks to the state of depravity that afflicts our leaders in government, the private sector...

Published:Friday | January 4, 2019 | 12:15 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:As it is coming to the onset of a new school term, some teachers, after enjoying the merriment of the season, might become grim and demotivated because they will now have to face the drudgery of marking assignments and test papers,...

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