Tue | May 21, 2019

Letters

Published:Tuesday | May 7, 2019 | 12:20 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The appalling news about the number of children killed, raped and go missing in Jamaica has me thinking about the myth of Lamia, the mother who ate her children. It is as if this country is becoming like this monster. Those of us...

Published:Tuesday | May 7, 2019 | 12:20 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Water is life!!! Well, that’s what I heard but obviously National Water Commission (NWC) does not think so or Albion, St. Thomas residents would be as good as dead. For 33 years I have lived here and apparently almost every year...

Published:Tuesday | May 7, 2019 | 12:20 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The present arrangement for Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) Limited or National Water Commission (NWC) to levy a late payment fee on a customer is unfair to the latter. This condition is that a connected customer’s account...

Published:Tuesday | May 7, 2019 | 12:19 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I am disheartened by the number of children coming out to say that they have been abused by their parents in Jamaica. What is even more alarming are the adults who respond to these social media posts by saying these children are...

Published:Monday | May 6, 2019 | 12:26 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Re the Vaz-UDC saga. Let me be clear from the start that I am a connected person, as I am a director of the Urban Development Corporation (UDC). I am a retired commission land surveyor, and the people of Montego Bay will tell you...

Published:Monday | May 6, 2019 | 12:26 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Daryl Vaz has thrown down the gauntlet to the former contractor general, to either put up or shut up. This is quite characteristic of Mr Vaz, as he tends to use rhetoric and an ‘in your face’ attitude to shade his responses when...

Published:Monday | May 6, 2019 | 12:26 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: It was Professor Howard Gardener who coined the phrase Multiple Intelligences (MI), due to the fact that there were some loopholes in the Intelligent Quotient (IQ) philosophy/theory.A person with a high IQ meant that the person was...

Published:Monday | May 6, 2019 | 12:25 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Gleaner columnist Glenn Tucker completely missed the point in his column ‘The NIDS ruling: A solution searching for a problem’. The NIDS law he referred to was rushed through Parliament with some 260 amendments and provided extreme...

Published:Saturday | May 4, 2019 | 12:24 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: In recent days, there has been much talk about a major revamping of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF). Now we hear that the Mobile Reserve is to be disbanded after nearly 60 years of operation, and in the words of National...

Published:Saturday | May 4, 2019 | 12:24 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: In the area where I live, given the water shortage, the water is turned off during the night and is promised and expected to be returned by 4:00 am. On Friday morning, water came back about 6:00 am. The National Water Commission...

Published:Saturday | May 4, 2019 | 12:24 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: My thoughts in 2009, ten years ago, remain as relevant today as they were was then! A vast majority of Jamaicans and I do believe that the actions taken by Minister of National Security Dr Horace Chang to disband the Mobile...

Published:Saturday | May 4, 2019 | 12:18 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The damning revelations by some of our constituted oversight bodies on government’s improprieties drive me to be brutally frank and ask the question: is our government in some criminal conspiracy? Since this government came to...

Published:Saturday | May 4, 2019 | 12:18 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: South Africans everywhere, blacks and whites alike, may be crying foul in the wake of the IAAF ruling that Caster Semenya should be barred from all IAAF competitions, including the upcoming World Championships, if she does not take...

Published:Friday | May 3, 2019 | 12:15 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Like Dr Michael Abrahams, I grieve for Shantae Skyers and I also grieve for every other little girl raped and murdered. In his column ‘Where is God when little girls get raped and murdered?’ (The Gleaner, April 22, 2019), Dr...

Published:Friday | May 3, 2019 | 12:15 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I reside in Toronto, Canada, and am a proud Jamaican who holds a Canadian passport. I always stay in contact with the land of my birth. There have been great improvements in the island’s infrastructure – better roads, a few...

Published:Friday | May 3, 2019 | 12:15 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: It is with deep concern that I write to express my objection to the imposition of a state of public emergency (SOE) in St James, Hanover, and Westmoreland. I am aware that surveys have shown that as much as 90 per cent of the...

Published:Friday | May 3, 2019 | 12:15 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Mark Ricketts said in the most recent edition of In Focus (Sunday Gleaner, April 28, 2019) that “Professor Stephen Vasciannie should be education minister”. I audaciously endorse such a suggestion. I recalled clearly in the late...

Published:Thursday | May 2, 2019 | 12:20 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The Government of Jamaica has done the right thing. As a young man who hails from Hendon Norwood, St James, I would like to thank Prime Minister Andrew Holness for listening and being sensitive to the cry of the citizens and...

Published:Thursday | May 2, 2019 | 12:19 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The voices of the parliamentary Opposition, the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) and human-rights organisations rang loud during the last state of emergency (SOE) in St James. They insisted that the security...

Published:Thursday | May 2, 2019 | 12:19 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The state of emergency (SOE) cannot, and should not, be maintained as a long-term crime-fighting strategy. It is tantamount to using force to suppress a spring; as soon as the force is removed, the spring recoils beyond its...

Published:Thursday | May 2, 2019 | 12:19 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Jamaica has been marred with a high level of indiscipline. With a very high crime rate, and a staggering death rate, where the level of fear is exceedingly high – and many people are afraid to go to church at night – Jamaica is...

Published:Thursday | May 2, 2019 | 12:19 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: THIS IS my two cents regarding the article published on April 29, 2019, ‘Alvaranga not the best’. ‘Alvaranga not the best’ is a headline that can negatively impact a child’s opportunity to become great. The Aquatic Sports...

Published:Wednesday | May 1, 2019 | 12:17 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: It’s better late than never. Thanks, Prime Minister Andrew Holness, for declaring three states of public emergency (SOEs) in St James, Westmoreland and Hanover. Currently, St James has seen an approximately 80 per cent increase in...

Published:Wednesday | May 1, 2019 | 12:15 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I write as a Christian, and former Anglican, who usually takes a strong stand against persons and churches that take unbiblical positions on the abortion issue. I see the Bible as taking an unequivocally pro-life position on...

Published:Wednesday | May 1, 2019 | 12:14 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: While I support every measure to curtail criminal activitiy in this country, including instituting states of public emergency (SOEs), I totally agree with Dr Peter Phillips when he argued that the Government needs long-term anti-...

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