Sun | Feb 26, 2017

Letters

Published:Saturday | February 25, 2017 | 12:00 AM

About a month ago, I found the need to visit the National Health Fund (NHF) office in New Kingston. The staff were very professional in carrying out their duties.In less than 20 minutes, I...

Published:Saturday | February 25, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I have been listening to the various comments and concerns raised by persons within civil society about the Government's plan for the police to more frequently use preventative detention as a crime-suppression strategy.If my hearing...

Published:Saturday | February 25, 2017 | 12:00 AM

I would like to take this opportunity to express my delight about the changes that have been made regarding the Jamaica Urban Transit Company's (JUTC) route operations.It is...

Published:Saturday | February 25, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:No, I don't listen to Vybz Kartel, but I find it rather hypocritical that you all venerate a convicted rapist who made his debut album in prison! Nothing in my eyes is more duplicitous than these politicians who gyrate to this kind...

Published:Saturday | February 25, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Some would say it has become part of our culture - drumming and dancing at a funeral! Sadly, in many cases, wining and other vulgar body movements have become part of funerals.Come on! Persons have lost a loved one in death, the...

Published:Saturday | February 25, 2017 | 12:00 AM

I am frequently pleased by the customer service I get from my plumber, my Gleaner delivery man, my hairdresser, and consistently, from the staff at the Constant Spring Road tax office....

Published:Saturday | February 25, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I am hard-pressed to believe that the logical conclusion one could reach is that because the suggested redefinition of rape does not coincide with the leanings of the body one represents, the best...

Published:Saturday | February 25, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Homelessness is a typical example of how, as a people, we deal with issues of significant importance. Homelessness means that our victims...

Published:Saturday | February 25, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Criminals are cutting the lives of our children short, with the knives and guns, and are also defiling their bodies.What happened to the once-prominent saying, 'It takes a village to raise a child?' What happened to our morals and...

Published:Friday | February 24, 2017 | 12:03 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:There have been rumours that the Government will seek to increase property taxes to help fund the 2017-18 Budget.While that increase is understood to be geared primarily towards raising much-needed funds to assist the parish councils...

Published:Friday | February 24, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Me hear me name call so I think it's my duty to respond. Unlike Mr Boyne's column, 'Fake news and alternative facts', my response won't be characterised by the use of a straw man fallacy on the current trend of commentators ignoring...

Published:Friday | February 24, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Race-based politics has sunken its claws not only here in Trinidad, but globally.This is because the political leaders of the main East Indian-based party, by themselves traducing and demonising, told them to do so. Here is a...

Published:Friday | February 24, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Karl Samuda, the agriculture and commerce minister, is right to have sacked the directorate of the Agricultural Credit Board (ACB). It has long proved itself incompetent. But Mr Samuda shouldn't be casting himself as a hero for discovering, at the...

Published:Thursday | February 23, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:A few weeks ago, the Government announced a number of measures that will be encouraged and taken to address our country's high crime rate. Amongst these measures was the resurrection of the...

Published:Thursday | February 23, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:In an age of increased technology, mass communication, and simplicity, it is not hard to get the attention of a person without resorting to a protest that materialises into nothing, especially when there are other meaningful ways of...

Published:Thursday | February 23, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I wholeheartedly support the initiative to remove the excessively dark tints, more than 30 per cent of what is required by law, from the vehicles in the public transport system, which are in clear breach of Section 15 (b) of the...

Published:Thursday | February 23, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:About a month ago, I found the need to visit the National Health Fund (NHF) office in New Kingston. The staff was very professional in carrying out their duties.In less than 20 minutes I had my NHF card in my hand. I was pleasantly...

Published:Wednesday | February 22, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Violent crime has become part of Jamaica's daily conversation. Thankfully, apathy appears not to be in the discourse on how to cull this monster, and one way or the other, Jamaicans have a view on...

Published:Wednesday | February 22, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Reference is made to your editorial, titled 'Why the silence on NIS reform?'(Gleaner, February 14, 2017).The Ministry of Labour and Social Security welcomes critical appraisal of its work and portfolio matters. We appreciate your...

Published:Wednesday | February 22, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:1. Employment in the rebuilding of Irvine Hall at the University of the West Indies (UWI) is not going right, even after representation made through Director of Security Keith Gardener. Some 20 young men, under a very competent older...

Published:Wednesday | February 22, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I agree with most of Michael Abrahams' online article, 'Marriage - not for everyone'. (Gleaner, February 20, 2017).I guess it begs the question, 'If not marriage, then what?' For the persons who are not cut out for marriage, it would...

Published:Wednesday | February 22, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I have traversed the stretch of road between Middle Quarters and Lewisdale oft enough over the last 10 years and it has got to be the worst anywhere in Jamaica.Of course, the member of parliament, J.C. Hutchinson, has been returned...

Published:Wednesday | February 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMMichael Dingwall

THE EDITOR, Sir:The recent anti-crime plans that the Government has announced will come to naught largely because we have failed to recognise that the root to much of our problems is cultural.For many years now, we have been trying to come to grips...

Published:Tuesday | February 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMP. Chin

THE EDITOR, Sir:Entertainment news reports that Vybz Kartel, convicted murderer currently serving a life sentence, was the biggest winner at the 10th annual Youth View Awards, held recently at the National Indoor Sports Centre.Kartel copped five...

Published:Tuesday | February 21, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:As a user of residential renewable energy for much of the past decade, and a long-time advocate of renewable energy, it was with much concern that I read Ryon Jones' article 'Solar disconnect' in the February 19, 2017 edition of The...

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