Mon | Jun 26, 2017

Letters

Published:Monday | June 26, 2017 | 6:03 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:There seems to be some confusion about government's plan to implement global immigration cards to be used by Jamaicans overseas who hold foreign passports.I have to ask, is this really necessary? And at what cost? If these cards are...

Published:Monday | June 26, 2017 | 6:00 AM

The EDITOR, Sir:Jamaica had a right to celebrate this week when none other than the prime minister signalled to the control room to restart production at Alpart. Associated with this restart of operations are numerous benefits to the surrounding...

Published:Monday | June 26, 2017 | 6:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I went to the Central Sorting Office (CSO) on Thursday to send a parcel to the United States of America at about 11 a.m. and could not get a parking space. There were two designated areas which were fenced off. I went away and said...

Published:Monday | June 26, 2017 | 6:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I've been watching the Government bleeding slowly since April of last year with regard to communication. Information Minister Ruel Reid is doing an excellent job at the education and youth portfolios, but the information portfolio is...

Published:Saturday | June 24, 2017 | 6:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Clearly, it is a case of short-term memory, or, perhaps, selective memory. Peter Bunting and Peter Phillips seem to have forgotten that their party exited office leaving a deeply rooted crime monster. Expecting the Holness...

Published:Saturday | June 24, 2017 | 6:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Police constables in the United States were this week acquitted of all charges in separate deaths of African American people. Readers of the Gleaner Company-owned Voice newspaper, in particular, need to demand that our Foreign...

Published:Saturday | June 24, 2017 | 6:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:One way to eliminate illegal possession of weapons and drastically reduce crime, particularly murders, is to spearhead a gun amnesty.Pay big money to anyone who informs the police where to find illegal guns. I'm talking $100,000 per...

Published:Saturday | June 24, 2017 | 6:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The companies that package products in plastic bottles are fully aware that Jamaica does not take sanitation or recycling seriously, yet they continue to churn out their products by the...

Published:Friday | June 23, 2017 | 6:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Member of Parliament Ian Hayles is a frustrated man. Crime is up and he is upset. So he does what most angry, frustrated persons do: throw caution to the wind and give vent to his emotions....

Published:Friday | June 23, 2017 | 6:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:We the district constables of Jamaica are having a very difficult time with the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF). The disrespect we face takes many forms and comes from members of every rank in the force."You are not trained; I went...

Published:Friday | June 23, 2017 | 6:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Damian Graham's article 'Gov't Oval - By Jamaicans, for Jamaicans (Gleaner, June 16, 2017) is both revealing and alarming. It confirms that the Urban Development Corporation lacks the expertise to carry out the work that it has taken...

Published:Friday | June 23, 2017 | 6:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Jamaica's education system is designed to create an elite and a majority failing underclass. Albert Einstein said, "Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing...

Published:Friday | June 23, 2017 | 6:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The Hugh Lawson Shearer Trade Union Education Institute has expressed profound regret at the passing of Carlyle Dunkley, a distinguished Jamaican and an outstanding trade union leader whose intellectual fervour and pragmatic insights...

Published:Thursday | June 22, 2017 | 6:15 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The tremendous hope and potential for replicating in other communities the achievement of the citizens of August Town in recording not a single murder for an entire year, appears to be on the verge of being lost.Notwithstanding the...

Published:Thursday | June 22, 2017 | 6:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:This is an open letter to the Prime Minister.The solution to shutting down the murderous rampage that has gripped Jamaica is not as difficult as it might seem.The secret is to first of all 'just do it',...

Published:Thursday | June 22, 2017 | 6:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir;We note, with high amusement many comments, whether it may be in print or electronic media.In January 2017, Jamaica experienced a 51 per cent (approximately, per Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) statistics) increase in murder...

Published:Thursday | June 22, 2017 | 6:06 AM

The Editor, Sir:I have been following with great interest the howls of disapproval by media folks, and their like-minded allies, over comments made by Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett regarding what he sees as the media's affinity for decorating its...

Published:Wednesday | June 21, 2017 | 6:15 PM

THE EDITOR, Sir:On the afternoon of June 16, I visited the Court office in Spanish Town, St. Catherine, to confirm a court date that has been before the justice system for two years, only to be told that the customer service personnel could not help...

Published:Wednesday | June 21, 2017 | 6:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The Government has been toying with the idea of using of CCTV in public spaces as a tool for crime prevention and detection. CCTV is remarkable as a support for the police force which is undermanned and cannot patrol every street...

Published:Wednesday | June 21, 2017 | 6:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Almost every day a new probe is requested or a new oversight body is set up. Where does it end? Who will take the bull by the horns and move to action? When will teachers' rights be advocated for? Don't we see that students are...

Published:Wednesday | June 21, 2017 | 6:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I am in a transitional state in becoming a returning resident, but there are several issues that I find alarming and would like to voice them.1. On my most recent trip to the bank to make a deposit to my account, I realised that I...

Published:Wednesday | June 21, 2017 | 6:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I am appalled that our schools are still mired in 19th-century values and ideas. What precisely is the goal being pursued by having 'a strict dress code'? I imagine the idea is to ensure that the school's uniform is correctly worn,...

Published:Wednesday | June 21, 2017 | 6:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:One can sense the air of resignation in a recent column by George Davis, 'Jamaica's stance on weed shows path for prostitution'. He was of the view that legalisation of prostitution was...

Published:Tuesday | June 20, 2017 | 6:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:My friend Ian Boyne's brief In Focus flirtation with "idle philosophising" on Sunday must have been his shortest column ever, leaving little or no space for Gordon Robinson, et al, to apply the Booklist label.Apart from the natural...

Published:Tuesday | June 20, 2017 | 6:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I was enthralled by Gordon Robinson's Sunday Gleaner In Focus piece titled 'Where have I heard this before?' (June 18, 2017) by the sheer awful truth of it.I wish to agree that as Mr Robinson has...

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