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Letters

Published:Tuesday | November 14, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I must congratulate Dr Winston Adams on his very insightful and imperative advice ('Increase training of professionals to cover for attrition, migration or export', Gleaner, November 12, 2017) to the Government to industrialise the...

Published:Tuesday | November 14, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:This is an open letter to the commissioner of police, George F. Quallo.Dear Commissioner Quallo,It is with a deep sense of outrage and concern for the well-being of a young victim of...

Published:Tuesday | November 14, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The recent headlines about extortion and related murders in the Spanish Town bus park do not reflect a new problem, but it remains frightening and appalling. What is even more depressing is the fact that it is now viewed by most...

Published:Tuesday | November 14, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I was very disappointed in Kamina Johnson Smith, someone I've admired. Her recent comments in Parliament directed at Opposition Senator Dr Floyd Morris were offensive. Johnson Smith now says she was misquoted, but having watched the...

Published:Monday | November 13, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The EDITOR, Sir: A far-reaching and fundamental issue like the National Identification Systems (NIDS) should not be rushed and be politicised. Therefore, we are very concerned when we see the likes of churches led by the Jamaica Coalition for a Healthy Society...

Published:Monday | November 13, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: It is unbelievable how we are making a big deal out of this National Identification System (NIDS) legislation. Anybody who has travelled overseas knows that your fingerprint and biometric information are taken, yet, no complaints. If one obtains...

Published:Monday | November 13, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The National Identification System (NIDS) is a needed tool in Jamaica. Knowing this, we need to stop allowing a few highly learned and highly misguided persons in various sectors or choice groups to dictate what is best for...

Published:Saturday | November 11, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The recently concluded by-elections in South East St Mary saw the utilisation of state resources to influence an outcome at a level that was outrightly vulgar. What I saw on the day itself left...

Published:Friday | November 10, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:This is an open letter to Norman Dunn:There are craters on the main road between Chovey (Georgia) and Rosemount leading from Kingston and Annotto Bay. I am sure you have traversed to and from Chovey daily to get to South East St Mary...

Published:Friday | November 10, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The Jamaica Coalition for a Healthy Society (JCHS) expresses its grave concerns about the undue haste with which the Government is proceeding with the passage of the National Identification and...

Published:Friday | November 10, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I suppose the entire Jamaica could bawl out about the condition of the roads in their communities, because after the rains, everywhere you go, it's the same. There is hardly any track that could classify as a good road, and although...

Published:Thursday | November 9, 2017 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR Sir:The previous elections in South East St Mary have not been so great for the People's National Party (PNP). At the end of the by-election, the deputy general secretary of the party, in an interview with Cliff Hughes, articulated that...

Published:Thursday | November 9, 2017 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:As Prime Minister Andrew Holness and others move to take this round of national debate on the question of banning corporal punishment in schools and homes to another level, I have just two concerns.My first concern has to do with the...

Published:Thursday | November 9, 2017 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:On Thursday, November 2, 2017, a commentary by Garth Rattray was published entitled 'Solid crime strategy'. From my reading, the plan is essentially a sound one. Its basis covers what most would describe as the core of crime and...

Published:Thursday | November 9, 2017 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:A columnist in The Observer, Doran Francis made an interesting point about Jamaica's most significant period of economic growth, 1967-1972, which he attributed to Edward Seaga, who served as minister of...

Published:Wednesday | November 8, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:During the by-election campaign for the South East St Mary seat, I noticed that the youth of the People's National Party (PNP) went down a very dangerous road. First, Damion Crawford started spewing personal attacks on social media...

Published:Wednesday | November 8, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I am a millennial who voted for Andrew Holness. I ply the difficult road from Seaforth to Morant Bay in St Thomas every day, and while long disgusted with our Member of Parliament James Robertson, I wanted to give Holness a chance....

Published:Wednesday | November 8, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:My condolences to the families of the persons recently killed inside the Texas church. Also, I wish a speedy recovery for the 26 persons who were injured in the incident.The democrats have pounced on the opportunity to revive the gun...

Published:Wednesday | November 8, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I went fishing in Florida recently and was impressed with what they are doing there to sustain fishing in the state. We fished on the pier at the mouth of the Indian River and the Atlantic Ocean. There, you have the same variety of...

Published:Wednesday | November 8, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I have been monitoring the prime minister's words, and although he has made himself more accessible than his predecessor did, he seems to have come up with a magic word to describe what he has failed to do. The word is 'committed'....

Published:Tuesday | November 7, 2017 | 12:09 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I would like to congratulate the pan chicken and pork vendors in the Red Hills Road,St Andrew, area. Over the years, I have found them to be consistent where quality and cleanliness are concerned. Despite the fact that, as far as I...

Published:Tuesday | November 7, 2017 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:There is the merging of political styles in Jamaica. Doctors (PhD) now win - and handsomely - without debate. Everyone is learning from each other. A 'no born yah' person tried for political leadership with cane in hand embracing two...

Published:Tuesday | November 7, 2017 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Dancehall has, over the years, had its fair share of controversy, and at the moment the public has been called to determine who are the real dancehall supreme rulers - male and female.The incumbent dancehall monarch Beenie Man is in...

Published:Tuesday | November 7, 2017 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:As we approach the Christmas season, I would like to remind anyone who will listen that thieves get as excited about this time of year as anyone else. I have been robbed at this time of year on three occasions, and now I do all I can...

Published:Tuesday | November 7, 2017 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:In Jamaica, we have the privilege of exercising our franchise by voting in an election and selecting a government. Most of the time when I do so, I vote for the JLP. I am however not so pleased with Prime Minister...

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