Sun | May 26, 2019

Letters

Published:Saturday | May 25, 2019 | 12:26 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: There are many roads that can lead to financial freedom; the goal is choosing the right one. The right channels are the ones that have your best interest at heart, the ones that value you and your contribution. Investment...

Published:Saturday | May 25, 2019 | 12:18 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: For some time now, 5K walk/runs have become an avenue for a number of organisations to raise money for some well-needed charities, hospitals, schools and the like. These 5Ks have also been a medium to promote a healthy lifestyle...

Published:Saturday | May 25, 2019 | 12:18 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: It is with great sadness that I am writing this letter. I do not live in Jamaica anymore but I visit for three months every year, so I am not one of those who say “me naa go back deh”. I have young nieces and nephews there who I...

Published:Saturday | May 25, 2019 | 12:18 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Leafing through newspapers upon my return from a trip to the region, I came across an article in The Gleaner of May 17, 2019 about reparations for slavery titled ‘Clean up the mess you left’. To my utter astonishment, Russia was...

Published:Saturday | May 25, 2019 | 12:18 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Superintendent Duane Wellington and other top members of the police force are justified in their wrath at minibus drivers for operating overloaded buses; and the efforts to increase police presence on the roads to monitor and ‘...

Published:Saturday | May 25, 2019 | 12:17 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: This is TVJ’s Prime Time News question, which was posed to the public on Thursday evening, May 23, 2019: “Are you pleased with the selection of the Reggae Girlz squad to France – Why or why not?” I won’t go into much details...

Published:Friday | May 24, 2019 | 12:31 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: With everything that has gone wrong in the past couple of weeks and the possibility of the myriad of things that can go wrong as we face life each day, I want to be the first to congratulate the Government of Jamaica and the team...

Published:Friday | May 24, 2019 | 12:30 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: According to what I am seeing, beautiful and pretty roads seem to be a temptation for speeding. And many motorists take it as a habit to speed on these roads; while others are in a racing competition. And what makes matters worse,...

Published:Friday | May 24, 2019 | 12:29 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I am utterly disgusted by the statement of the PNPYO president, who, in ignorance and stupidity, compared the prime minister of Jamaica to Adolf Hitler. As a Jew, her statement simply denigrates the horrific tragedy that Hitler...

Published:Friday | May 24, 2019 | 12:12 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Prime Minister Andrew Holness has spoken strongly about the Rio Cobre supplying water to the Corporate Area and Portmore as the next best option to alleviate the water crises. We are waiting with bated breath to see this project...

Published:Friday | May 24, 2019 | 12:12 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: For the past two years, I have been attending a driving school in Jamaica. So far, I have done over ten formal lessons and have engaged in a number of at-home practice sessions. Despite all this, however, I have still not developed...

Published:Thursday | May 23, 2019 | 12:23 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: “There was anger and anguish at Titchfield High....” is how the RJR nooncast started on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. One of their own (Pranjal Jasti) had perished in a bus accident the afternoon before and a few had received serious...

Published:Thursday | May 23, 2019 | 12:18 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: With the increase in crime and violence, many have been crying out and asking, where is the crime plan from the elected Government? Without a shadow of a doubt, plans are necessary. Plans help to identify strengths, weaknesses,...

Published:Thursday | May 23, 2019 | 12:15 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: If humans were loving, expressed, among other ways, in our tolerance of and respect for each other, there would be more justice and equity on the land. Just look at the many ills of our society; wanton mayhem on the streets by...

Published:Thursday | May 23, 2019 | 12:14 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The new song Country for Sale by Buju Banton has highlighted a very important and equally complicated issue. The sale or concessionary transfer of national assets to local or overseas investors is not a straightforward wrong-or-...

Published:Wednesday | May 22, 2019 | 12:21 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: It is very heartening to see the commitment of the Ministry of Health and the Government to promoting wellness, especially to the extent of renaming the ministry ‘Ministry of Health and Wellness’. The word wellness relates to the...

Published:Wednesday | May 22, 2019 | 12:20 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: My brother sat the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) Mathematics Exam (Paper 2). He is an excellent mathematics student and when I heard his concerns, I knew...

Published:Wednesday | May 22, 2019 | 12:20 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The anxiety of the last time a vehicle with more passengers than is allowed by law crashed into a ravine, we all stopped and said, “Oh my, what a terrible thing”. Now we have a dead student and 22 others … or is it 23 … injured in...

Published:Tuesday | May 21, 2019 | 12:15 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: If we are going to be honest, pro-choice is just a less aggressive way of saying, I’m anti-red light, but if it presents no inconvenience to me in my travel, I also have the choice to obey it. To access any convenience of having...

Published:Tuesday | May 21, 2019 | 12:15 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Many instances of injustice in Jamaica tend to disappear from memory, becoming the proverbial nine-day wonders. We tend to leave many of these national issues unresolved for years. Why? We no longer have effective supervision...

Published:Tuesday | May 21, 2019 | 12:15 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Open letter to Prime Minister Andrew Holness: Good day, Mr Prime Minister. These are my questions to the Government of Jamaica. Please note, this is not a political ­action of any sort, just a normal Jamaican who is currently...

Published:Tuesday | May 21, 2019 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: A group of concerned Jamaica College parents, including myself, and reportedly the school’s administration, have asked the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) for help, to no avail. Despite several requests to provide patrols for the...

Published:Monday | May 20, 2019 | 12:17 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The recent statement to Parliament’s Public Administration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC) by Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) President Professor Fritz Pinnock has really “cracked the shell of a rotten egg”. In his bid to...

Published:Monday | May 20, 2019 | 12:17 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I am aware that $750 million was stolen from banks in Jamaica in 2018 alone. This ­illustrates a political bias to punish the poor and powerless and leave so-called white-­collar criminals virtually unbothered. There has been a 10...

Published:Monday | May 20, 2019 | 12:16 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: On Friday, May 16, Krystal Tomlinson was on Nationwide Radio with Mark Wignall explaining the context of her tweet. She said she was comparing the prime minister to the first chapter of Adolf Hitler, not his last chapter. It seems...

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