Sun | Sep 22, 2019

Letters

Published:Saturday | September 21, 2019 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Mining should not be permitted in the Cockpit Country or any other area where it will undermine the ecosystem. However, outside of these protected zones, the venture must be allowed. Some activists object to mining in Jamaica...

Published:Saturday | September 21, 2019 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: When I was 11 years old, my big brother, who was 17 years old, three of his friends, and I went to catch crabs in a swamp near to our home in Windsor Castle, Portland. We all took off our shoes and placed them in a crocus bag...

Published:Saturday | September 21, 2019 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The office in Kingston responsible for processing police records has been closed for more than a week. There appears to be no alternative. It’s a bit alarming to discover that on the entire island, only one place does the actual...

Published:Saturday | September 21, 2019 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: ‘Duppy know who fi frighten.’ (Jamaican proverb) “Cum yah bwoy!’’ (police officer) “Mi caan badda wid dem yah people.” (office worker) Will Patwa getting official status do for many Jamaicans what the Civil Rights Act of 1964...

Published:Saturday | September 21, 2019 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I am flabbergasted at the $1-million-plus cell-phone bill that Floyd Grindley racked up in a month back in 2016. How is it possible for government agencies or any company to not have controls in place to prevent abuses like this...

Published:Saturday | September 21, 2019 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I just wanted to congratulate AnnieRose Kitchin on what I thought was a brilliantly written article (‘Gay talk and culture wars’, Gleaner, September 20, 2019). The logic and humour were greatly appreciated. Thank you for taking...

Published:Saturday | September 21, 2019 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Thank you, Peter Espeut, for proclaiming fact-based, indisputable truth in your column ‘The empire strikes back’ (Gleaner, September 20, 2019). Thanks for removing the fog, illuminating the debate, and exposing falsehoods that...

Published:Friday | September 20, 2019 | 12:26 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: What is the Government doing about the young windscreen cleaners on the roads? For years, as motorists, we notice them – sometimes after school hours, late in the evenings, stepping out as the light turns red to wipe windshields...

Published:Friday | September 20, 2019 | 12:25 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I believe that the recent lightning strike which harmed two footballers on the field at Stadium East in Kingston provides very interesting and significant circumstances that our scientists – particularly at The University of the...

Published:Friday | September 20, 2019 | 12:24 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Lawyers who defend criminals are now being attacked by them. The Opposition, which is rebelling against states of emergency, wants these lawless vagabonds to do what pleases them because they want power. These criminals are now...

Published:Friday | September 20, 2019 | 12:23 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: It was indeed a delight to have heard the good news from Prime Minister Andrew Holness on Wednesday that the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) final review mission to Jamaica has come to an end. From this point on, we, as a...

Published:Friday | September 20, 2019 | 12:23 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: May I offer a short prayer for us, road users: ‘Eternal Father, bless our land, save us from the taxi man; keep us out of the path of aggressive beggars, both of whom are now our new oppressors. Be our guide, our constant...

Published:Friday | September 20, 2019 | 12:21 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Having read the story ‘Jamaican researchers to headline Global Medical Cannabis Research Symposium In London’ ( Gleaner, September 18, 2019), I want to add my congratulations, from Down Under, to professors Henry Lowe and Errol...

Published:Thursday | September 19, 2019 | 12:14 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) has noted the interest being generated by a Box in our Quarterly Monetary Report (QMPR) for the June 2019 quarter titled ‘The impact of Jamaica’s Transition to LNG on Electricity Rates’. We have also noted...

Published:Thursday | September 19, 2019 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Permit me to share an observation relevant to the state of emergency (SOE). If a sugar jar is infested with ants, and you put the lid on it, then push the jar in a brown paper bag, the ants will still be in it. If they are able...

Published:Thursday | September 19, 2019 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The Centre for Reparation Research at The University of the West Indies acknowledges the recent developments in the fight for reparation made by educational institutions. We welcome the announcements that several of them,...

Published:Thursday | September 19, 2019 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: In the aftermath of a very contentious leadership race, the two Peters making a truce, both publicly and privately, is a good thing for both themselves, for their respective supporters, and for the People’s National Party. Now...

Published:Wednesday | September 18, 2019 | 12:30 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Crime-fighters have found cheap recourse in the states of public emergency. When a judge is considering bail, few of the most critical factors, aside from the likelihood of the accused showing up for his trial, are whether the...

Published:Wednesday | September 18, 2019 | 12:30 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Crime and violence in Jamaica is getting from bad to worse. The states of emergency seem to require more focus and enforcement. The Government needs to bring back hanging or introduce other forms of capital punishment. These dog...

Published:Wednesday | September 18, 2019 | 12:29 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Despite what many readers of the Constitution think, it does not enshrine or support wanton homophobia. I have now been disappointed for the third time by the interpretation given to the Constitution by government officials who...

Published:Wednesday | September 18, 2019 | 12:28 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I fully understand the frustration in the column by Milton Wray (‘Emergency! We a suffer round here!’, Sunday Gleaner, September 15, 2019). Some of his points are valid. However, what is the solution for dealing with a country...

Published:Wednesday | September 18, 2019 | 12:28 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Commuters daily pay for a service on Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) buses that is despicable. The buses are filled with mould, dust, and dirt. To make matters worse, some are leaking profusely when it rains. People have had...

Published:Wednesday | September 18, 2019 | 12:27 AM

This is an open letter to Prime Minister Andrew Holness. THE EDITOR, Sir: While you sit and relax in your Jacuzzi, with little jets firing water out at 10 PSI (a perk that is well earned, might I add), I am next to my last empty water bucket...

Published:Tuesday | September 17, 2019 | 12:14 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: As a human-rights organisation working in the island’s correctional facilities, we continue to be concerned about the situation of the mentally ill behind bars. The ideal solution is for these persons to be diverted to mental-...

Published:Tuesday | September 17, 2019 | 12:13 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: My father sold The Gleaner in the late 1960s or the early ‘70s, when I learnt a lot of things for having access to the newspaper. In other words, I grew up perusing The Gleaner every day, but all I wanted to know was what movie...

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