Jamaica Gleaner Letters

Published: Monday Wednesday | March 4, 2009

LETTER OF THE DAY - Fostering effective learning communities
The Editor, Sir:I believe that education is the element that will propel us towards national growth and development. As educators, we, therefore, have the responsibility of ensuring that we build and foster effective learning communities ... Read More...

Morals and values in peril
The Editor, Sir: The unprofessional behaviour of our politicians is a perfect illustration of the path down which our country is heading, where ethical and professional principles are concerned. Read More...

Stop the hypocrisy!
The Editor, Sir: How is it possible that someone who has pledged allegiance to a foreign country can be a political representative in Jamaica? It does not matter whether the country to which allegiance is given is Commonwealth.... Read More...

An uncalled-for by-election
The Editor, Sir: Once again, Jamaican taxpayers will have to foot the bill for an uncalled-for by-election. This is due to the desperate attempts by the PNP to wrest leadership from the current government. Read More...

Fixing Jamaica's economic problem
The Editor, Sir:Omar Azan is a manufacturer and among the last of a dying breed. Gone are the days when the Jamaica Manufacturers' Association's (JMA) members employed thousands of Jamaicans at liveable wages... Read More...

Gay psychology and Jamaica's homophobia
The Editor, Sir: As a heterosexual (straight) man, I have always wondered why would another straight man hate a gay when our interests do not conflict. I have heard some psychologists attribute the basis of homosexuality to heredity and the environment. Read More...

Education is the key to what?
The Editor, Sir: Lately, I find myself in a real predicament. I am a recent graduate of the University of West Indies, who, like so many others, after months of trying, have still not been able to secure any form of employment. Read More...

Fraud is fraud
The Editor, Sir: Assistant Commissioner of Police Les Green, in charge of the Serious and Organised Crime Branch, said he was not happy with the legislation on the books with regards to the custodial sentences on fraud. Les Green seems to be highlighting... Read More...

State property is not personal property
The Editor, Sir:Over the years, there has been a contagious phenomenon that us Jamaicans have nurtured. We have resorted to viewing State-owned vehicles as our personal gifts. Has the justice system been so caught - up in looking ... Read More...

Consumer property rights being abused?
The Editor, Sir: Reference is made to Garth Rattray's commentary in Monday's Gleaner entitled, 'Writing the wrongs on bauxite reserves'. According to the article, the St Ann Parish Council recently declined to approve an application ... Read More...

Perpetrator or victim?
The Editor, Sir: With respect to the article entitled - Jamaica - A Hurting Nation - in The Sunday Gleaner dated February 8, Dr Karin Richards should be commended for her insightful diagnosis and prescriptive solutions to the pathological problems that... Read More...

Jamaica behind time
The Editor, Sir: In 1999, the Government of Jamaica signed a memorandum of understanding with an Indian company to establish a joint venture company to revitalise the railway service in Jamaica. Read More...