Mon | Dec 10, 2018

Letters

Published:Tuesday | December 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:We often hear stories of the patience one has to exhibit whenever one visits public hospitals, clinics and other government entities.Having been registered as a patient at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) for more...

Published:Tuesday | December 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I found a letter published on November 30, 2018 ('Political cronyism wrecking schools') interesting, as the operations of some schools are no different from what is stated in the auditor general's findings of the audit done on the...

Published:Tuesday | December 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I would like to acknowledge Khadine 'Miss Kitty' Hylton for her excellent showing as valedictorian at The University of the West Indies graduation ceremony for her law degree.We were all very excited to see her blossoming into such...

Published:Tuesday | December 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Tributes to former US President George H.W. Bush have flooded social media since his death, and judging by the outpouring of grief from mainstream media, journalists seem to be just as upset at his passing as anyone.The New Yorker,...

Published:Monday | December 10, 2018 | 12:11 AMColleen Williams

THE EDITOR, Sir:I am writing today to share my recent experience surrounding the birth of my grandson at Victoria Jubilee Hospital in early September, an experience that deserves public recognition.My daughter-in-law had been in labour with her...

Published:Monday | December 10, 2018 | 12:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The conditions in which detainees are held grab the headlines from time to time. There are basic minimum standards for the holding and treatment of detainees set out by the United Nations. These standards can be adopted and...

Published:Monday | December 10, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Like many Jamaicans, I welcome the release of international recording artiste Buju Banton.While being exceedingly happy for his return home after being incarcerated in the United States, his stay in that country's prison system...

Published:Monday | December 10, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I read the auditor general's report on Petrojam, and as a young Jamaican, I must confess that I felt an immense sense of hurt, anger, and betrayal.The revelations are shocking:n A birthday cake for $120,000.n Lavish personal parties...

Published:Monday | December 10, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The Southern Regional Health Authority (SRHA) thanks Byron Wilson for his observation in the Letter of the Day titled 'Mandeville Hospital run to a wreck', which was published Friday, December 7, and regrets the negative experience...

Published:Saturday | December 8, 2018 | 12:52 AMGordon Robinson

THE EDITOR, Sir: I know how hard it is when you’re confined to 600 words to grapple thoroughly with any issue, but especially where ideas expressed are contrary to dogma by which one may have lived one’s life. So I won’t trouble...

Published:Saturday | December 8, 2018 | 12:44 AMHilary Hickling

THE EDITOR, Sir: I feel compelled to write this letter in view of the continued slaughter of Jamaicans returning and home based and the increased insecurity felt by many of us. It is not well with my soul, as indeed I know one of the people who...

Published:Saturday | December 8, 2018 | 12:43 AMNorman W.M. Thompson

THE EDITOR, Sir: Bangladesh (508) beat the West Indies (111 and 204) by an innings and 184 runs to complete a 2-0 series win. Bangladesh? One man - Mahmudullah (136) - made more than all 11 West Indies batsmen in the first innings. West...

Published:Saturday | December 8, 2018 | 12:18 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: It is clear to the blind to see that as a nation, we have lost our way at all levels  of society. The current Petrojam saga only serves to highlight the levels of corruption, greed, wanton disregard of public office and our...

Published:Saturday | December 8, 2018 | 12:05 AMM.A. Johns

THE EDITOR, Sir: It is very disheartening to read of the murders and atrocities against not only those Jamaicans living at home but against returning residents. The country must take immediate, sustained and effective interventions to curb these...

Published:Saturday | December 8, 2018 | 12:02 AMLloyd Cooke

THE EDITOR, Sir: I feel compelled to respond to the Rev Devon Dick’s article in The Gleaner of Thursday, December 6, 2018. He tells us of the recommendation of Dr Ahmed Reid to remove Columbus’ statue from St Ann’s Bay to a museum...

Published:Friday | December 7, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I am a grown man now, but I still have childish desires. I still relish the ideas of birthday hats, with balloons, trinkets, starlights and, most of all, a huge black forest cake. I love cakes, especially those big, sweet chocolate...

Published:Friday | December 7, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Kingston Mayor Delroy Williams, please have the oversize truck that has set up a market on the sidewalk in front of people's homes and the side door of Shoppers Fair Supermarket on Fort Nugent Drive removed, because it occupies a...

Published:Friday | December 7, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:This is an open letter to Justin Morin, Digicel chief executive officer.I purchased a Digicel LTE Greenpack Broadband wireless home modem for about $5,000 at the Digicel Portmore Pines Sovereign Centre branch in January 2018, which I...

Published:Friday | December 7, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:In response to a letter carried in your newspaper on Monday, please allow me to clarify the pricing of our unique prepaid pay-TV service.After a year and a half of operations, we introduced a new price regime that included the...

Published:Friday | December 7, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:With utmost disgust and disappointment, I write with a heavy heart about the conditions of Mandeville Hospital. I am from Manchester, and when I saw that beautiful building I was impressed, so when I came to Jamaica, I was happy to...

Published:Thursday | December 6, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The current 'hot topic' surrounds X Factor UK2018 winner, Jamaica-born Dalton Harris' revelation of the abuse he suffered growing up. Abuse which was meted out to him by his mother and her lover. Stories which she, the mother, quite...

Published:Thursday | December 6, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:For decades, there was little to no rehabilitative or maintenance work done on our police stations and lock-ups islandwide. The state of too many police stations reflect the inaction and lip service that has been paid to crime-...

Published:Thursday | December 6, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Crime, violence and all other forms of abuse against our fellow men are heinous, and more so against our children. The situation is of such that we have established governmental and non-governmental agencies to investigate and...

Published:Thursday | December 6, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I had to visit my family in St Thomas recently. Travelling through Morant Bay to Seaforth, I was appalled at the state of the road. The overgrown shrubs along the road are determined to hug on both sides of the road. The 'cow' grass...

Published:Thursday | December 6, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The continuing wave of crime against returning residents to Jamaica has reached alarming proportions. It has become an epidemic which is spreading and there seems to be no cure to curb it.The Jamaica Association for the Resettlement...

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