Sun | Oct 22, 2017

Letters

Published:Saturday | October 21, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Where have we reached after 500 years when Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses of the church door of the Castle Church in Wittenburg, Germany? Is it time for someone else to nail another theses on another church door?In the 1920s,...

Published:Saturday | October 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMTHE EDITOR, Sir:

Masculinity in Jamaica seems to demand the blatant objectification of women by physically assaulting them and using aspects of their bodies to describe them often in sexual ways. You would be foolish to think our university campuses would have men...

Published:Saturday | October 21, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I write to express my total disgust with the inefficiency and incompetence of FLOW.On October 5, my home telephone service was disrupted as a result of the service wires being impacted arising from them coming in contact with a...

Published:Saturday | October 21, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR: SirI wonder if there are any viable laws that regulate the outdoor advertising billboard industry with regard to the intensity of lighting.Billboards are erected in heavily trafficked areas and are viewed by motorists and pedestrians...

Published:Saturday | October 21, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:On September 26, 2017, Saudi Arabia's King Salman lifted a ban on femaledrivers, reversing a long-held tradition of the patriarch.Western female drivers, on a whole, including Jamaican female drivers, have long enjoyed the sheer...

Published:Saturday | October 21, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I've come to learn from experience that one of the fastest and surest of ways to cause offence and make enemies in Jamaica is to insist on the observance of proper standards in almost any kind of transaction. You call attention to...

Published:Friday | October 20, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The idle miscreant(s) who spent time to deface the 'representation' of Marcus Garvey, on the campus of the University of the West Indies, Mona, should know that he/she/they will continue to be terribly frustrated, since the spirit of...

Published:Friday | October 20, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The parishes of St Catherine, St Andrew, and Kingston are home to at least one-third of the population of Jamaica.They are served by three main courthouses: the parish courts located at Spanish Town, St Catherine, Sutton Street in...

Published:Friday | October 20, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:This is to express my thanks and commendations to Kemeisha Stewart Anderson of the Accountant General's Department on her professionalism and prompt response rate in handling queries on the entity's WhatsApp line.I was truly...

Published:Friday | October 20, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:There was a recent piece of news circulating throughout the media that spoke to the intent of the current prime minister, Andrew Holness, to reshuffle his Cabinet.While a Cabinet reshuffle, similar to the privilege of being selected...

Published:Thursday | October 19, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I do agree with the editorial 'Dr Lambert and critical thinking' (The Gleaner, October 17, 2017), that the intervention by the university lecturer will stimulate further discussion on this matter of...

Published:Thursday | October 19, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Look with earnest and bated breath when Chief Tacky, aka Jack Mansong, is officially declared a national hero and join the other seven in the pantheon on Jamaica's storied history.Tacky was a freedom fighter and was a hero for the...

Published:Thursday | October 19, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Although the US fast-food chain McDonald's Corp no longer have a presence in Jamaica, the United Kingdom arm have come up with a new range of limited hamburger meals under their theme 'Great Tastes of the World'. The range consist of...

Published:Thursday | October 19, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:It seems I've made a deal with the devil and my iniquity is being recompensed.Since deciding to purchase a vehicle at ATL Automotive, the road has been nothing but hell one crisis after another in never-ending retribution.From...

Published:Thursday | October 19, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:It was only back in 2013 that then CEO of LIME (now Flow), Mr Garfield Sinclair, was busy on every radio and TV talk show and in the daily newspapers posing as the great defender and 'Value Champion' of lower mobile termination rates...

Published:Wednesday | October 18, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:This letter is a response to the article titled 'Savagery! - Scores of Jamaican children bearing the scars of brutal beatings; mothers are the main ones carrying out the abuse', published in The Gleaner on October 15, 2017.The issue...

Published:Wednesday | October 18, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I have been reading up on British parliamentary procedures for some time now and I have always been interested by the similarities and stunned at the differences.One such difference is Prime...

Published:Wednesday | October 18, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I have recently come to the realisation that Columbus Communications (FLOW) cannot manage to provide quality, uninterrupted service to the Harbour View area. My views have come against the background that the community was without...

Published:Wednesday | October 18, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I read the article on 'Chess being considered for social intervention'. Immediately, I became excited about the prospects of it being a reality. I was almost as excited as when I was planning to introduce chess as part of the...

Published:Tuesday | October 17, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I felt a tinge of sadness on Friday when I learned that Sushil Jain had passed away on Tuesday, October 10.Mark you, I did not know the gentleman, but in 1981 I was in my second year of teaching French at Bishop Gibson High School in...

Published:Tuesday | October 17, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I hope that by now we would have realised that like Dr Shane Alexis, there are many committed Jamaicans who have lived here or are living here who 1) don't have a Jamaican passport, or 2) are not Jamaican...

Published:Tuesday | October 17, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:So, just as I expected, President Nicol·s Maduro's United Socialist Party (PSUV) won 17 of the 23 governorships that were up for grabs in Sunday's gubernatorial elections in Venezuela.The western international media might be able to...

Published:Tuesday | October 17, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:A hallmark of a mature democracy is the engagement of politicians in debate on how they propose to address the many challenges faced by the citizens they seek to represent.I am therefore highly suspicious of the refusal by Dr Norman...

Published:Monday | October 16, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:In light of the citizenship controversy surrounding Dr Shane Alexis, PNP candidate for SE St Mary, I have a few questions:1. Did the PNP even know that Dr Shane Alexis did not hold Jamaican citizenship? Do they verify and do...

Published:Monday | October 16, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:We, the members of the Lawrence Tavern Community Development Committee (CDC) wish to highlight the work of outstanding Sergeant Simroy Mott and his team.Our community was once plagued with praedial...

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