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Letters

Published:Thursday | November 8, 2018 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The abortion debate is raging and the minister of health, whose prime concern should certainly be the preservation of life, has weighed in on the side offetal demise. In his article 'Abortion war needs dose of compassion', he...

Published:Thursday | November 8, 2018 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Billie Jean 'Cooper' v Bobby Riggs 'Thwaites' in the Battle of the Sexes!October 21, 2018: Mr Thwaites came to the match dressed neatly and maybe naively in his tennis whites. However, soon after 'Patois Activism' started,Ms Cooper's...

Published:Wednesday | November 7, 2018 | 11:07 PM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I read a most unfortunate article by Allan Douglas about NIDS (National Identification System). It betrays his abysmal lack of knowledge about the specifics of the legislation, the intent of the government and shows his total...

Published:Wednesday | November 7, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:While the ongoing review of the parole system is a welcome one, the catalyst that triggered it should not dictate the direction of the process.According to media reports, the review was initiated after the release of 'Richie Poo',...

Published:Wednesday | November 7, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Local currency deposits into the financial institutions are approximately $933 billion. Of that amount, the leading commercial banks, National Commercial Bank (NCB) and Scotiabank Jamaica Limited (BNS), account for more than $500...

Published:Wednesday | November 7, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:My sunny Sundays are back, thanks to The Gleaner and Daniel Thwaites.I thought we would never again see the likes of the acerbic Morris Cargill, John Hearne, John Maxwell, and 'Motty' Perkins, in print, but here comes Daniel in the...

Published:Wednesday | November 7, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:An article published in The Sunday Gleaner of November 4, 2018 ('Clan wars in Clarendon'), about a lady and shooting in Clarendon, is affecting my life terribly.Since your article was published, my life and the lives of my family are...

Published:Tuesday | November 6, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Four years ago when I took up residence in Portland, I saw it as piece of paradise and a paradise of peace. Major crimes such as murder, rape and shooting were almost non-existent.I used to do my morning exercise from Passley Gardens...

Published:Tuesday | November 6, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:My friend and I reside in Toronto, Canada. We have been living here since we were young men. We are now retired.Recently, my friend bought a Samsung A8 cell phone costing about CDN$500. He shipped the said phone via UPS to a friend...

Published:Tuesday | November 6, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I am deeply concerned by the approach the Government is taking with regard to the production/growth of cannabis in Jamaica.The issuing of licences to specific operators, based on financial capability, is a danger to the local...

Published:Tuesday | November 6, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I read with keen interest a series of stories in The Sunday Gleaner, where former Energy minister Dr Andrew Wheatley was trying to disentangle himself from the debacle that unfolded under his watch.I wish to point out to Dr Wheatley...

Published:Tuesday | November 6, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:With regard to Ahmed Reid's column 'Toppling Columbus statue', which was published in The Gleaner on Sunday, November 4, 2018, I didn't even know we had a statue of Columbus. But that quote about the Tainos is taken out of context....

Published:Tuesday | November 6, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Daniel Thwaites, you are brilliant. No, scratch that: Yuh properly savage! Memba mi told yuh!I read Carolyn Cooper's column ('Channelling Morris Cargill') on Sunday, October 28, 2018, and thought: "Woiiie! Hot patty up box weh!" I...

Published:Tuesday | November 6, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:For the umpteenth time, in the case of the eight-year-old chopped to death in Windsor Heights, St Catherine, we are seeing a case of domestic violence in our communities in Jamaica.I can't stress enough the need for a generational or...

Published:Monday | November 5, 2018 | 11:09 PMRamesh Harjani

THE EDITOR, Sir:It has been over a year since work commenced on Main Street in Ocho Rios, St Ann, and we, residents, have no idea when it will be completed.Could someone advise us when this endless digging and noise will be over?RAMESH HARJANITurtle...

Published:Monday | November 5, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:On Heroes Day 2018, Jamaicans across the island learnt of the heroism of ordinary men and women who risked their own lives and personal safety to save the lives of others.Several nurses at the Bustamante Hospital for Children saved...

Published:Monday | November 5, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I would like to congratulate Fitz Jackson on his article dealing with dormant bank accounts and the fees to which account holders are subjected in Jamaica.It is unbelievable that the banks imposed $40 billion in fees last year and...

Published:Monday | November 5, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I am very disappointed with Daniel Thwaites' personal attack on the academic circle ('Patwa queen too long on the throne', Sunday Gleaner, November 4, 2018), particularly Professor Carolyn Cooper.Instead of addressing the issues...

Published:Monday | November 5, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:With an extension of the current states of emergency and zones of special operations, I am very concerned about the toll the security operations are taking on our security forces, speaking specifically of the soldiers of 1JR who are...

Published:Saturday | November 3, 2018 | 12:12 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Jamaica, like many developing countries across the world, is in need of laws that create space for safe-abortion care. Many persons in Jamaica, particularly men, seem to have this notion that women shouldn't have the right to access...

Published:Saturday | November 3, 2018 | 12:12 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I am sure that a number of persons will agree with me that trying to access service at an ABM during the pay period (25th of each month and a few days after) is a very stressful situation. I speak particularly of the Bank of Nova...

Published:Saturday | November 3, 2018 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:An October 30 Jamaica Gleaner article relates that rapes are being perpetrated by resort employees on American guests in gated, protected hotels and other resorts - places that tourists are told are perfectly safe for them.It...

Published:Saturday | November 3, 2018 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:One tourist sexually assaulted or raped is one tourist too many.We must have a zero-tolerance policy for this type of behaviour. Therefore, it is incumbent on the authorities to implement such strategies that will make any...

Published:Friday | November 2, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The Jamaica Cricket Association needs to find a new coach for the men's senior cricket team.The current coach, Robert Samuels, is seemingly forgetting that he is responsible for creating the culture that he now bemoans is absent...

Published:Friday | November 2, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:In recent weeks, I have reflected deeply on the matter of public interest and national security interest, and have questioned how such interest is defined and who, or what, determines it. In Jamaica, we have legislation, for instance...

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