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Letters

Published:Thursday | July 11, 2019 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Affirmation of quality customer service in a public or corporate body is essential for that organisation to reflect and grow. This is the spirit in which I write to highlight the service delivery at the Firearm Licensing...

Published:Wednesday | July 10, 2019 | 12:24 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: My company winning a government tender recently has landed my business on the brink of collapse. As a small business owner for 30 years, I responded to a published tender for the hell of it. Surprisingly, we won the bid. I made...

Published:Wednesday | July 10, 2019 | 12:23 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: What a nation we have become with states of emergency (SOEs) being implemented so often, it makes you wonder if crime will ever end or is just being placed on pause? Criminals watch the news and know that once an SOE has been...

Published:Wednesday | July 10, 2019 | 12:23 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: In my remarks celebrating the 243rd anniversary of American independence, I emphasised that the United States’ enduring partnership with Jamaica was grounded on shared values and common interests. One of the core pillars of these...

Published:Wednesday | July 10, 2019 | 12:23 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: In the Tuesday Talk section in The Gleaner of July 9, 2019, residents of a community were reportedly bemoaning the lack of undercover policing by the Jamaica Constabulary Force, suggesting that crime would be considerably reduced...

Published:Tuesday | July 9, 2019 | 12:11 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Police Commissioner Antony Anderson appears to be taking the public for fools. That’s the only conclusion one could make of his utterance that with the reassignment of Senior Superintendent Glenford Miller to Clarendon, he is...

Published:Tuesday | July 9, 2019 | 12:11 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: There was a news story in this medium on July 3, 2019, about the development of Lucea as a tourist destination. It worries me as a young Jamaican that the only ‘development’ some areas of Jamaica will ever see will be for the...

Published:Tuesday | July 9, 2019 | 12:11 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: During the recent visit of Prime Minister Andrew Holness to Cayman, he suggested that Cayman open its borders to unrestricted travel by Jamaicans. Currently, we have a mutual visa regiment in place that at least requires some...

Published:Tuesday | July 9, 2019 | 12:11 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I MUST salute six policemen from the Police Safety and Traffic Enforcement Branch (PSTEB) who came to my assistance on July 1, 2019. I was travelling on the Three Miles bypass from Kingston heading to Manchester. It was bumper-to-...

Published:Tuesday | July 9, 2019 | 12:11 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: My landline service was disrupted during the heavy rains on the weekend of May 25, 2019. On Sunday, May 26, at 2:40 p.m., I reported it to a representative named Jermaine and was told that I would be contacted. My report number is...

Published:Tuesday | July 9, 2019 | 12:11 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: An anti-man tirade is sweeping the media landscape. However, such criticisms are usually jejune and banal. Despite major strides made by women in the West, feminists and their sympathisers want us to think that men are somehow...

Published:Monday | July 8, 2019 | 12:17 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: A serious death trap lurks on the north coast expressway. This is located a few hundred metres after one comes off a descent travelling eastwards on the Rio Bueno bypass. If my memory serves me correctly, this trap falls within...

Published:Monday | July 8, 2019 | 12:17 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Below are some pointers our lawmakers should consider in their review of the Noise Abatement Act and related legislation and protocols. * Government should lead by promoting a change of culture in the time and manner in which we...

Published:Monday | July 8, 2019 | 12:16 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Prime Minister Andrew Holness, in his address at a Father’s Day function held at the Office of the Prime Minister, touched on the concept of democracy and the need for the public to express their views on matters relating to the...

Published:Monday | July 8, 2019 | 12:16 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The Westminster system to which we subscribe speaks to having responsible government and central to that is accountability to the Parliament. What I witnessed in the Upper House at its last sitting, Friday, July 5, 2019, resembled...

Published:Monday | July 8, 2019 | 12:16 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Finally, Dr Fritz Pinnock, president of Caribbean Maritime University (CMU), has decided to take a leave of absence. After months of probing the controversies related to alleged corruption and questionable expenses and contracts by...

Published:Saturday | July 6, 2019 | 12:22 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: As a Jamaican man, I sympathise with Shawna Kay Williams-Pinnock (‘Jamaican men are too damn disrespectful!’, Gleaner, July 2, 2019) as well as Simone Cole (‘Jamaican men are such creeps’, Gleaner, June 3, 2019). I do agree with...

Published:Saturday | July 6, 2019 | 12:22 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The good news is that schools are out, so the traffic to get in and around Kingston has been, for the most part, manageable. The bad news, however, is that it seems as though some children have taken up begging and window wiping as...

Published:Saturday | July 6, 2019 | 12:22 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Over the past few months, Digiview Security Ltd has noticed an increase in robberies committed by people on motor bikes, especially the Yeng Yeng model. We are often asked to retrieve security camera footage of crimes and have seen...

Published:Saturday | July 6, 2019 | 12:22 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Why aren’t we taught financial literacy and wealth creation in school? Why are we still being taught to go to college, get a good job, and save? Why aren’t our ­academic institutions teaching us to think? Ever wondered? I have. A...

Published:Saturday | July 6, 2019 | 12:22 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: This is an open letter to Norman Davis. Thank you for reaching out to us via The Gleaner as we value your feedback. We understand that your recent experience at our Oxford Road branch was frustrating because of the extended wait...

Published:Friday | July 5, 2019 | 12:25 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Exposure in the media of instances of abysmal customer care by public or corporate bodies is sometimes essential to trigger remedial action. This is the spirit in which I write to highlight an atrocious lack of customer care meted...

Published:Friday | July 5, 2019 | 12:25 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Gleaner letter writer Simone Cole (July 3, 2019) lambastes the worst of some Jamaican men: disrespectful, murderer, disloyal, avoiding commitment, “among other negative attitudes”. Ms Cole rightly recognises that the ­primary...

Published:Friday | July 5, 2019 | 12:24 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I am at my wits’ end with regard to the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA). On Tuesday, June 4, 2019, I was awakened shortly before midnight as the (un)dependable garbage collectors had arrived in 4 West, Greater...

Published:Friday | July 5, 2019 | 12:24 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: A year ago, I was encouraged by the announcement by Minister of Finance Dr Nigel Clarke that there would be a radical reform of ­public-sector board appointments on non-partisan grounds. Since then, very little has been said or...

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