Sun | Apr 5, 2020

Letters

Published:Saturday | April 4, 2020 | 12:12 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I remember when I was younger and travelling in a taxi, a lady was on her phone arguing that teachers are being unreasonable about wanting more pay. She said “All dem do a siddung inna class wid the pickney dem, teach and go home...

Published:Saturday | April 4, 2020 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: An open letter to the Prime Minister Andrew Holness. We have developed an Internet-based platform called DigiScripts that allows doctors to manage their patients online. The application permits the taking of notes, the...

Published:Saturday | April 4, 2020 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: With the current measures imposed by the Government to control the spread of COVID-19, I would like to pay special attention to the education sector and how it has affected the stakeholders. We recognise that all must adjust...

Published:Friday | April 3, 2020 | 12:30 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: MANY STEPS have been taken to help the country successfully deal with COVID-19 in recent weeks. We recognise that much more is desperately needed because of the unfolding nature of this crisis and the information given mainly...

Published:Friday | April 3, 2020 | 12:24 AM

An open letter from Jamaica China Friendship Association THE EDITOR, Madam: The Jamaica China Friendship Association congratulates the local Chinese merchant community which has been instrumental in supplementing existing healthcare resources...

Published:Friday | April 3, 2020 | 12:20 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: CLEARLY, WE don’t have enough manpower, security-wise, to enforce the social-distancing guidelines issued by Prime Minister Andrew Holness, without a national lockdown. I do support this partial lockdown, and a national...

Published:Friday | April 3, 2020 | 12:17 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: MY LETTER is short and to the point, but very serious. Concerning the curfew and our security teams, I notice they are not wearing any protective gear at this time while manning the front line. Now, if a person being detained...

Published:Thursday | April 2, 2020 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I WRITE to express my dismay and shock at the People’s National Party’s (PNP) action on Tuesday of not showing up for Parliament. I think the PNP has failed to recognise the gravity of our predicament and is, instead, seeking...

Published:Thursday | April 2, 2020 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: AT A recent press conference on the COVID-19 update, Prime Minister Andrew Holness made the point that in times of crises such as this, it underscores the urgent need for a National ID (NIDS) system to identify all Jamaicans....

Published:Thursday | April 2, 2020 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I ADMIRE and appreciate the efforts of the Chinese business community in Jamaica, particularly through the Jamaica Guangdong Association, in aiding the fight against the COVID-19 disease locally. According to its website, the...

Published:Thursday | April 2, 2020 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: WITH THE directives for confinement of those of our citizens age 75 years and over, referred to as the ‘elderly’, it is timely to remind ourselves that the maintenance law of Jamaica requires that adults who are able maintain...

Published:Wednesday | April 1, 2020 | 12:27 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Mr Prime Minister, you can flatten the curve but please don’t flatten the economy that your administration has made better for the past four years. You can lock down sections of the island that have a trend of COVID-19 but...

Published:Wednesday | April 1, 2020 | 12:26 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: When I heard the prime minister’s announcement of a curfew from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. to commence on April 1, 2020, I wondered to myself, “is this tomfoolery?” In fairness to the Government, I do believe that they are trying, but...

Published:Wednesday | April 1, 2020 | 12:23 AM

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has announced that from April 1-8, there will be a nightly islandwide curfew as part of the measures to contain #COVID19 in Jamaica. What are your views on this? • The only measure that seems somewhat effective is...

Published:Tuesday | March 31, 2020 | 12:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Viruses are older than human existence. In 1918, we had the Spanish flu, which infected 500 million and killed 20 million to 50 million people. We had the SARS outbreak of 2002 to 2004. It infected 8,098 and killed 774 people...

Published:Tuesday | March 31, 2020 | 12:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: COVID-19 is sweeping through the world like ‘Nicodemus in the night’ and will change our lives forever. We have now been forced to review how we educate our population, conduct business, and provide security, among other things...

Published:Tuesday | March 31, 2020 | 12:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The Government, at this time, needs to fully outline how and when they plan to roll out the $25 billion stimulus package announced by Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Honourable Dr Nigel Clarke, in his closing 2020-21...

Published:Tuesday | March 31, 2020 | 12:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Dr Carolyn Cooper’s column ‘Time to teach children to plant seeds’ in The Sunday Gleaner was a great relief from her regular columns. I will not go into the Rastafari business. However, we must remember that the colonial masters...

Published:Monday | March 30, 2020 | 12:24 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: WE WRITE in response to a letter published in The Gleaner on March 25, 2020, ‘Vulnerable students left in the cold’. The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona campus, wishes to refute claims that the health insurance...

Published:Monday | March 30, 2020 | 12:09 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: MY FELLOW Jamaicans, we must all take responsibility for our actions in this COVID-19 crisis. If you know that you have travelled recently, self-quarantine and call the health personnel if you have any symptoms before going out...

Published:Monday | March 30, 2020 | 12:09 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: THERE WAS an optimistic report in the Miami Herald of last week about the number of COVID-19 cases in Jamaica compared to other countries. The low reported cases would be reassuring, given the global stretch of the disease....

Published:Monday | March 30, 2020 | 12:09 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: In light of the coronavirus pandemic, it is my humble opinion that a temporary lockdown of the normal movement of people on this island, save and except for those in the essential services, is particularly important at this point...

Published:Monday | March 30, 2020 | 12:09 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: WHAT SHOULD have been the distribution of packages of groceries, ostensibly by the Government to residents under quarantine in sections of Bull Bay as a result of the coronavirus, took on a political twist. Plastic bags...

Published:Saturday | March 28, 2020 | 12:16 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: In response to an article published in The Gleaner of Tuesday March 17. I, on behalf of the members of the Jamaica Association of Certified Embalmers and Funeral Directors (JACE...

Published:Saturday | March 28, 2020 | 12:12 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: In a March 25, 2020, article in your newspaper under the headline ‘Government seeking lands for housing in Port Royal’, I read with concern two references to a speech in Parliament by our prime minister that imply that the Urban...

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