Tue | Jun 25, 2019

Letters

Published:Thursday | June 13, 2019 | 12:12 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Speaking purely as a political observer, at this point in time, Peter Bunting has as much chance of leading the People’s National Party (PNP) to victory in the next general election as the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) has of...

Published:Wednesday | June 12, 2019 | 12:17 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The Gleaner’s Editorial ‘Build the parliament at King’s House’ on Monday 10 June, 2019 is interesting and perhaps represents new thinking. However, the proposal should be examined but ought not to be...

Published:Wednesday | June 12, 2019 | 12:17 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: When has change been readily accepted by the majority? The People’s National Party (PNP) held power for 18 consecutive years, with many crying out for a change, while others said “Change what, PNP country?” That was then, and now...

Published:Wednesday | June 12, 2019 | 12:17 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Jamaica has lost a thoroughly decent soul in the passing of former People’s National Party (PNP) parliamentarian and Minister of State Ruddy Lawson, who made his transition after a struggle with illness last Saturday. In his...

Published:Wednesday | June 12, 2019 | 12:17 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I write to support the position of the Heart Foundation of Jamaica in its push for the implementation of a tax on sugary drinks. The prevalence of non-communicable diseases among Jamaicans is sobering. With non-communicable...

Published:Tuesday | June 11, 2019 | 12:19 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Under the point of the sword, King John of England enacted the Magna Carta on 15 June, 1215, and created parliament. The principle is that everyone is subject to the law, even the king, and guarantees the rights of individuals, the...

Published:Tuesday | June 11, 2019 | 12:19 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Most Jamaicans are much too young to realise that the only extended period of time in which we operated a stable currency, was when we were dollarised. Yes, we were dollarised for 129 years, up until 1969 when we converted the...

Published:Tuesday | June 11, 2019 | 12:19 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Majority of the logical set of Jamaican people are adamant that Peter Bunting’s decision to contest the leadership of the People’s National Party (PNP) is partisan (P), anarchic (A), and narrow-minded (N). Regardless of the PNP’s...

Published:Tuesday | June 11, 2019 | 12:18 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The effects of the challenge issued by Peter Bunting against Dr Peter Phillips for presidency of the People’s National Party were immediately felt nationally. The feeling of disappointment and betrayal, especially among the...

Published:Tuesday | June 11, 2019 | 12:13 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: No NUMBER of police and soldiers will be able to curb crime if the citizens do not play their part in giving up their criminal loved ones. Stop protecting kids by withholding their names when they commit criminal acts. Army and...

Published:Monday | June 10, 2019 | 12:21 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: On June 5, the attorney general tweeted the following: “I confess how awkwardly and uncomfortably I felt yesterday in the House of Parliament when I heard some utterance about the practice of obeah. Let’s be honest: here in...

Published:Monday | June 10, 2019 | 12:21 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: By now, most of us would have seen the recording of who we now know is a retired police officer disobeying an instruction from a young police officer. Mr Altemorth Campbell was travelling in a vehicle with his son when he was...

Published:Monday | June 10, 2019 | 12:21 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: All this brouhaha about obeah and whether it should remain illegal, or not, is irrelevant, a waste of time and nonsensical, in my opinion. Whether obeah becomes legal, or not, no genuine Christian will, or ought to, partake of...

Published:Monday | June 10, 2019 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Patria-Kaye Aarons’ weekly column in The Gleaner on June 4, 2019, titled ‘Hol’ down and ‘tek’, lamented what she said was a second increase in prices this year for internet packages offered by Digicel. Ms Aarons seemed to suggest...

Published:Saturday | June 8, 2019 | 12:22 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I was surprised to hear the news of the minister of justice’s proposal to repeal the obeah law in Jamaica. The obeah law was passed in 1898 and remains in force, with a few minor amendments. This act seeks to make the possession...

Published:Saturday | June 8, 2019 | 12:22 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: 1. “It is distressing that Mr Martin Henry died while in the prime of his life.’’ 2. ‘’Mr Henry was a model of clarity, precision and, most of all, integrity and honesty.” (1, 2: Stephen Vascianne, president of the University...

Published:Saturday | June 8, 2019 | 12:22 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: “An honest man’s the noblest work of God.” – Alexander Pope Martin Henry was not a big business mogul or high-powered politician. But as an educator, civil-society activist, journalist and public commentator, he was...

Published:Saturday | June 8, 2019 | 12:22 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: As expected, there has been a lot of uproar since the surfacing of news about the possibility of obeah becoming legal. Some are arguing that obeah is evil and will lead to nothing more than harm, while others are saying it is an...

Published:Friday | June 7, 2019 | 12:32 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Kindly allow me space in your newspaper to pay my own tribute to the late journalist and political commentator, Martin Henry. I was introduced to Mr Henry by the late Hepburn and Medora Diston, former garment manufacturers and...

Published:Friday | June 7, 2019 | 12:31 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I had reason this past week to lead a session with grade-eight girls at a high school in Kingston to do with sexuality, tolerance and respect. The girls were between 13 and 14 years of age. Before I started, I asked how many in the...

Published:Friday | June 7, 2019 | 12:31 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Having the nation’s streets properly lit forms a critical component in national security. On April 23, 2019, I first reported to the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) that the street light bearing the number 083166 is defective...

Published:Friday | June 7, 2019 | 12:31 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Opposition Member of Parliament Peter Bunting recently uploaded a video to Facebook giving his analysis for what he perceives to be the ‘Chinese takeover of Jamaica’. In this video, he goes over several points as to why he believes...

Published:Friday | June 7, 2019 | 12:31 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I am aware that if/when abortion is legalised in Jamaica, not many fertile women (if any) would be rushing to have one as if it is ‘cook food’. Nonetheless, has anyone in the know given thought to the population-replacement issue,...

Published:Thursday | June 6, 2019 | 12:13 AM

Agriculture Minister Audley Shaw says focus is being placed on boosting agricultural production in order to tap into local and international value chains and has identified five target markets: the tourism sector; CARICOM; the Jamaican diaspora in...

Published:Thursday | June 6, 2019 | 12:12 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: So, Prophetess Almarie Campbell of Tarrant Baptist Church is going to bring fire and destruction on the Parliament and parliamentarians. This because they propose to repeal a law (the Obeah Act) that was first enacted to suppress...

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