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I am here trying to locate a friend of my long lost Jamaican days. His name is Paul Willaims Popcorn. In the year 2000 he used to be work at Summit Police Station. He was a blue seam. Is he still alive?
- Gail Yeargin, email@example.com, Via Go-Jamaica
No to abortion
With the magnitude of pain, shame, self-hate and loathing that I have seen evidence of in Jamaican women, after abortion, and with the dangers to which they are exposed (not the least of which is an increased probability of breast cancer), my response to legalising abortion in Jamaica is a resounding "NO!!" Wherever abortion has been legalised, there has been an increase in abortions! We cannot afford any more dead babies, aching mothers, hurting fathers (they are not all bad) and missing brothers and sisters. Jamaica needs her children!
- Christina Milford (director) Pregnancy Resource Centre of Jamaica,Victory Bldg, Shop 1A, 3-5 Fort Street, Montego Bay
In The Gleaner, July 25, 2008, under the heading 'Pregnant and HIV-positive', the writer of the letter was erroneously identified as Patrecia Minzie of Chisholm Avenue, Kingston 13. The correct information should have read: Patrica McKenzie of Chelsea Avenue, Kingston 10 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We apologise for any misunderstanding caused.
Call for animal feed subsidy
The Editor, Sir:
The cost of feeds produced by high-tech feed mills in Jamaica has been increasing dramatically over the last two years due to the sharp rise in cost of the raw materials.
Corn is a major ingredient in feed processing, and more recently ethanol production which is a source of biodegradable fuel.
The current high price of oil, as well as its environmental implications, has driven the need for e production of a cheaper and more environmentally friendly source of energy. Ethanol production is seen as a possible solution to this fuel crisis.
These universal factors have inevitably and significantly affected the Jamaican economy with rising inflation. As a result, commercial farmers are complaining about the high price of animal feeds. Poultry rearers, among others, have suffered loss of income.
Government should subsidise the cost of animal feeds for local farmers, thereby ensuring not only food security, but also food safety. This will make it possible to truly eat what we grow and raise.
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