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Letters

Published:Saturday | May 26, 2018 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:On October 28, 2017, I bought a Samsung Galaxy A7 cellular phone from the Digicel outlet in Tropical Plaza, Constant Spring Road. The phone was sold with a one-year warranty and an assurance (confirmed by the user manual) that the...

Published:Saturday | May 26, 2018 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Having heard the ongoing debate surrounding the construction of a Parliament building and other government entities in the Heroes Park area, it is evident that the social, economic, and environmental consequences of this project...

Published:Saturday | May 26, 2018 | 12:04 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I write out of a place of deep concern for the current state of our country, Jamaica. This is not meant to point fingers, or to pass any judgement, but to simply ask what has happened to the values we once held in high esteem, such...

Published:Friday | May 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The Gleaner on Friday, May 18, 2018, published an important news report headlined 'Sykes chides judges'. It stated, in part, "Chief Justice Bryan Sykes has described as unacceptable the fact that over the 15-month period from January...

Published:Friday | May 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Jamaica has developed a very western ideology as it relates to bodies and how people should look, which is that men should have thick muscles and broad shoulders, while women should have a tiny waist with some junk in the trunk.These...

Published:Friday | May 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:With the embarrassment of Twittercide - the Twitter poll that showed the majority were better off now than they were two years ago - the People's National Party (PNP) must have finally got a wake-up call. They so needed a period of...

Published:Friday | May 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) community in England is happy to know of the baptism of Wellesley Bolt, father of Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt.I attend Brixton SDA in London, which is the largest church in the Trans-European Division...

Published:Friday | May 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I write in response to Charles Buchanan's letter titled 'NWC only digs up roads if we must' published in The Gleaner on May 23.I wonder whether Mr Buchanan gave it much thought before so defensively replying to the editor. I don't...

Published:Friday | May 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Despite the measures put in place to protect Jamaican women against domestic violence and physical abuse, the agony still continues, even though we are not expecting things to come good overnight.You would be shocked to know some men...

Published:Thursday | May 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir Peter Champagnie in a letter to the Gleaner of May 21, 2018, stated, inter alia, " ... the Government's crime-fighting initiative in the way of zones of special operations (ZOSOs) and states of emergency has proven to be effective...

Published:Thursday | May 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:After having to suffer through an interminable wait to realise that my bags did not arrive with Air Canada, I then completed forms, joined queues, prescribed by both Air Canada and the Jamaica Customs.When the bags were finally...

Published:Thursday | May 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Gone are the days when a particular season came with specific weather patterns. Times are changing, and so are the seasons. Jamaica has suffered serious economic losses as a result of climate change-related events such as severe...

Published:Thursday | May 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:After reading Raymond Pryce's column several times and the letters from Orrette Fisher, I am flabbergasted that the prime minister and the leader of the opposition have not called an urgent meeting to discuss a way forward.I disagree...

Published:Wednesday | May 23, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I wish to relay my deep gratitude to Jeanette Calder for the highly thorough yet comprehensive article regarding the Heroes Circle public-private partnership (PPP) plans by the Government of Jamaica (GOJ).The article expresses...

Published:Wednesday | May 23, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I read with interest the comment by the letter writer bearing the pseudonym Dare To Hope, in your publication of 22nd instant, calling for a hike in pension payments to alleviate the plight of 'forgotten' retired...

Published:Wednesday | May 23, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The silly season is upon us! No, it is not Christmas! It's called graduation, specifically at the early-childhood and primary levels of our education system.I loathe the fact that parents whom we have not laid eyes on since they...

Published:Wednesday | May 23, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Stand Up for Jamaica is encouraged by recent news that the Ministry of National Security is working on a policy on how to treat, care, and house mentally ill persons who are incarcerated but who are unfit to plead.Such a policy is...

Published:Tuesday | May 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:This is an open letter to the minister of labour and social security, Shahine Robinson.Minister Robinson, the pensioners of this country are crying out for help.There have been several increases in the minimum wage over the past...

Published:Tuesday | May 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:With reference to the article titled '66 shot, 34 fatally, by security forces between Jan and Mar 2018 - INDECOM', published on Thursday May 17, 2018, I ask the following questions:1. Isn't the mandate of the Independent Commission...

Published:Tuesday | May 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:It is very interesting to note that the design of the new Jamaican Parliament is an open competition to foreign design professionals as long as they are part of a Jamaican team. Whose brilliant idea is this?Does the Jamaican...

Published:Tuesday | May 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Meghan Markle and I have some things in common: We were both divorced and have interracial marriages to military men. My husband is also descended from lower German nobility, but that's another story!But more important, our marriages...

Published:Tuesday | May 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Over time, there has been a ban on certain items that are allowed inside the National Stadium. As time goes by, the list gets longer.The most recent addition to the list is the selfie stick. If the rationale for banning the selfie...

Published:Monday | May 21, 2018 | 11:02 PMDevon Gray

THE EDITOR, Sir:With reference to Dr Devon Dick's column in The Gleaner of May 17, 2018, I'm here to tell (or remind) him of a few facts.There is no independent source of any resurrection of Jesus the Christ outside of what was claimed decades later...

Published:Monday | May 21, 2018 | 11:02 PM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Everyone ought to mind his own business. Everyone should live and let live. Everyone could learn to respect and treat others as they expect, deserve and want to be treated themselves.Maybe if these principles were widely practised,...

Published:Monday | May 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Commendations to Christopher Harper on a well-articulated article ('Teens don't need parental consent for abortions') in The Gleaner of Friday, May 18, 2018, on the rights of adolescents regarding sexual and reproductive health.One...

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