Tue | May 23, 2017

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Published:Tuesday | May 23, 2017 | 5:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:On May 4, 2017, I tuned in to RJR just in time to hear a small part of the interview between Emily Shields and Member of Parliament Peter Bunting.I applaud Mr Bunting, the opposition spokesman on national security, for some of his...

Published:Tuesday | May 23, 2017 | 5:00 AMTHE EDITOR, Sir:

Take it a step further, will you, Mr Thwaites? Start a petition online for us to join so the people can have a collective voice.MERLE BALDWINmerleb@gmail.com

Published:Tuesday | May 23, 2017 | 5:00 AMTHE EDITORIAL, Sir:

Michael Abrahams is the best! His column 'Me nah follow fashion's (Gleaner, May 22, 2017) had me cracking up on the train. People must be thinking that I am going crazy.That article contained the best advice I have seen so far. I was talking just...

Published:Tuesday | May 23, 2017 | 5:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:At times, you may hear statements such as, "The people in Haiti are too wicked! They doing too much iniquity, so they have to suffer! Good for them!"True, God does not approve of any form of iniquity or spiritism. (Deuteronomy 18:10...

Published:Tuesday | May 23, 2017 | 5:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:In a space known for its crudeness and crassness, Frankie Paul was the ultimate gentleman. Smooth, suave and sensational in his delivery, Frankie Paul surmounted the challenges of visual impairment and the marginalisation that...

Published:Tuesday | May 23, 2017 | 5:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The devastation caused by the recent torrential rains has yet again opened up debate about the poor planning and the inadequate infrastructure by successive administrations, as well as the...

Published:Tuesday | May 23, 2017 | 5:00 AMLouis Moyston

THE EDITOR, Sir:This letter is a response to 'Monumental error' published in The Gleaner, May 22, 2017. The article raises the importance of the celebration of history, the milestones, and the placing of monuments and symbols at important points...

Published:Monday | May 22, 2017 | 5:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The recent reports of elected parliamentarians who regularly miss meetings, at times without offering an apology, gall me.In my experience as a pastor, and talking informally with other pastors...

Published:Monday | May 22, 2017 | 5:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Bruce Golding's 'Plight of university graduates' in The Sunday Gleaner of May 21, 2017 was a very good read. Can Mr Golding explore the flip side of the coin and look at the benefits of university graduates, focusing on...

Published:Monday | May 22, 2017 | 5:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I write in regards to the recent loss of Frankie Paul, a very talented musician whose music has punctuated various junctures of my life.Although I was born in the United Kingdom, my parents were Jamaican, so I was privileged to move...

Published:Monday | May 22, 2017 | 5:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:With regard to Bruce Golding's column, 'Plight of university graduates' (Sunday Gleaner, May 21, 2017), I can clearly state that this is a reality, as I am one such victim.It is even compounded the fact that I have now attained a...

Published:Saturday | May 20, 2017 | 5:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The minister of finance said three weeks ago that the property tax was so unpopular, even HE did not want to have to pay it.Now in an attempt to justify the need to extend the deadline, he is saying...

Published:Saturday | May 20, 2017 | 5:00 AM

I voice my disgust with the current road situation in the parish of St Thomas.The Morant Bay to Cedar Valley main road is now a total nightmare. Some motorists in St Thomas...

Published:Saturday | May 20, 2017 | 5:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Patrick Morris, in his letter published on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, asserts that the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) is looking out more for the interests of the regulated entities than the consumers, as they are the ones who...

Published:Saturday | May 20, 2017 | 5:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The media were so quick to criticise Culture and Entertainment Minister Olivia 'Babsy' Grange when she stood up for the Rasta event at Dub Club that was shut down on carnival day by the police, who claimed that Karlyle Lee did not...

Published:Saturday | May 20, 2017 | 5:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Now that Christopher Serju has commented on the grass planted on Karl Samuda's farmland ('Samuda's cows and lots of bull', Gleaner, May 19, 2017), it would be great if the author balanced it all by also commenting on the grass...

Published:Saturday | May 20, 2017 | 5:00 AM

I recently went to the Traffic Court on 36 South Camp Road because I missed a traffic ticket payment due date.I drove to the gate and was informed...

Published:Friday | May 19, 2017 | 5:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Yesterday the CARICOM ministers of foreign affairs all gathered in Barbados for a special meeting to discuss, primarily, the situation in Venezuela and the campaign that has emerged in the Organization of American States (OAS) to...

Published:Friday | May 19, 2017 | 5:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:A recent Facebook post explained 'sunk cost', an irrecoverable cost, in respect of the newly built North-South Highway. It underlined the report Ivan Anderson gave to the Public Administration and Appropriations Committee of...

Published:Friday | May 19, 2017 | 5:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:There was an interesting article in your paper recently, titled 'Over 50 and worried', by Dr Tomlin Paul. I chuckled as I recalled a comment made some time ago by well-known journalist and now retired cultural and literary professor...

Published:Friday | May 19, 2017 | 5:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Fools rush in where angels fear to tread, it is said. Just sometimes, though, the issues may not disturb angels enough for them to tread, but a concerned, though unlearned person such as I dare to walk or rush in.I have seen plea...

Published:Friday | May 19, 2017 | 5:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I am having an issue with the way vendors on the street are being treated by the police, who are supposed to be acting on the behalf of our Government! The same Government that claims it cares for the people and always forgets the...

Published:Thursday | May 18, 2017 | 5:40 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The heavy rains which lashed Jamaica this week have resulted in what will likely be many millions of dollars' worth of damage to the island's infrastructure, commerce, and public and...

Published:Thursday | May 18, 2017 | 5:40 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I respond to Member of Parliament (MP) Fitz Jackson's private members motion to put in place legislation that will give the banking sector a chance to make a better contribution to the development of Jamaica, from whose people's...

Published:Thursday | May 18, 2017 | 5:40 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Quite refreshing, insightful and poignant, Michael hits the nail on the head (pun intended). For too long, out of ignorance, plain denial, religious dogmatism and sheer keeping our heads in the sand, the subject of sex has continued...

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