|LETTER OF THE DAY - Lessons from political posturing
The Editor, Sir: Over the past week, or so, there has been outrage in the society concerning the statements of Robert Montague and Everald Warmington, junior government ministers. This outrage arose from the appearance of 'pork barrel' politics, which was a staple of the political landscape of old...
Garrison politics and the poor
The Editor, Sir: There is hardly a single factor which traps the poor in enclaves of poverty, hopelessness and despondency as the type of garrison politics we stubbornly practice in Jamaica, to everyone's disgrace except the politicians who cherish this as their surest path to political power and access to state resources to enhance the status quo.
Concerned for Jamaica's youth
The Editor, Sir: I am very troubled for Jamaica's young men, many of whom are only concerned with vanity, that is to say, they are obsessed with how they look. There are no boundaries to how far these young men will go to achieve the 'in look'.
A recipe for anarchy
The Editor, Sir: The Jamaica Environmental Advocacy Network (JEAN) is concerned to learn that the Government of Jamaica (GOJ) is intending to institute a mandatory 90-day turnaround time by the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) for development approvals.
Noteworthy - Keep Air Jamaica
It is rather disturbing to have read in The New York Daily News of December 12 'Air Jamaica to be sold by 2009'. Senator Don Wehby made the announcement recently.