Sun | Nov 18, 2018

Letters

Published:Wednesday | October 31, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I want to applaud Antoinette Aiken for her bravery and excellence.Last Sunday evening, while being interviewed on 'Profile', she decided to tell all of us that she is the proud child of deaf parents and also a non-heteronormative (...

Published:Wednesday | October 31, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The article written by Dwight Ricketts and Ivan Foreman ('Engineers' Angle: Flooding and drainage control', Sunday Gleaner, October 28, 2019), in light of the recent inundation on Marcus Garvey Drive, seems to articulate that...

Published:Wednesday | October 31, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The 20 per cent increase in reported child abuse cases is horrific enough! (Gleaner's front page, Monday, October 29, 2018). What is far worse, to my mind, is that 1,193 children were sexually abused and that, of those, 230, about 20...

Published:Wednesday | October 31, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The debate about the funding of tertiary education has once again resurfaced.On October 29, 2018, The Gleaner reported, 'UWI gets tough - Hundreds of students deregistered over tuition fees'. The article said, inter alia, "...

Published:Tuesday | October 30, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I want to laud Lennox Wallace, chief public health inspector of St James, and his dedicated team for their firm and decisive act in closing down two food-handling entities in the parish for blatant breaches of the Public Health Act....

Published:Tuesday | October 30, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Please allow me to insert a little of my sweet bit into the bulla and bag juice matter in schools. Information gleaned from the Jamaica Information Service, coming out of the Ministry of Education, indicates that Minister of...

Published:Tuesday | October 30, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I am writing to explore the role and mandate of the National Education Inspectorate (NEI).We are already two months into the new school year and we look forward to the next round of NEI school inspections. I have full confidence in...

Published:Tuesday | October 30, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Having read Dr Christopher Tufton's and Glen Tucker's articles - and others - in our daily tabloids and on Twitter, I am yet to see (data notwithstanding) a set of cogent ideas supporting the need for abortion.For, whether they are...

Published:Monday | October 29, 2018 | 11:10 PM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Our intellectuals at or from the great University of the West Indies (UWI), who have had very little positive effect on the quality of life in our country, have once again come out in full force to create a new language out of our...

Published:Monday | October 29, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:As a business resident of Newport West, Kingston, who has experienced several flooding events there over the years, let me give you my opinion of what causes flooding in the area.Flooding there is caused by runoff of surface water...

Published:Monday | October 29, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Having read several fragmented news reports conveying inconsistent and conflicting details of the recent NIDS Supreme Court hearing, I wish there was a video available online to get the correct information. So far, my search for that...

Published:Monday | October 29, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The CiCi Liquid Fruit candy has created quite a buzz at school gates where primary schoolchildren are exposed to the sweet.A reliable source in Betty Ann Blaine has indicated that it seems that the lesbian, gay, bisexual and...

Published:Saturday | October 27, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:It's not the National Identification System (NIDS) that's the problem, it's the attorney general. The chief justice's questions weren't that insightful, and some were quite flippant. They could easily have been answered...

Published:Saturday | October 27, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I read a letter in your paper written by one Nicole Foster claiming that the judges in the NIDS case were in her words, 'hostile' towards the attorney general. She further made the unfounded claim that the judges were acting on...

Published:Saturday | October 27, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Corruption in Jamaica is not a secret. It is easy to identify each government agency that is rife with corruption, and if one has the right money and contacts, identifying the corrupt individual is as easy as getting a driver's...

Published:Saturday | October 27, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Crime in Jamaica is committed by mainly poor and uneducated young men, notes the Inter-American Development Bank in a recent report. The study, which disaggregates homicide data based on gender, avers that 90 per cent of all victims...

Published:Saturday | October 27, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I write with regard to an article published on Wednesday, October 24, 2018, titled 'Autocratic approach to lock out students for no TRN, says PTA'.The parent-teacher association president, Andrew Smith, is ignorant of much of what is...

Published:Friday | October 26, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:As I watch keenly the National Identification System (NIDS) court case challenged by the People's National Party, I'm having renewed confidence in our justice system.The logical and intelligent arguments being put forward pretty much...

Published:Friday | October 26, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The LGBT lobby is really comic relief.What I find interesting and extremely funny is that lesbians don't like men, gays don't like women, bisexuals go both ways, and transvestites can't make up their minds whether the are male or...

Published:Friday | October 26, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The struggle for fairness runs like a chord throughout this country's history.I have been reading of the proceedings from the constitutional challenge to the National Identification System now happening in the Supreme Court.I have...

Published:Friday | October 26, 2018 | 12:00 AM

As we drive on the streets of the Corporate Area, it is virtually impossible not to notice boys and young men rubbing out their palms or indulging in a cocktail alcoholic beverage called 'Special', which is rum mixed with an energy drink. This now...

Published:Friday | October 26, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:On Wednesday evening, about 7 p.m., we heard an almighty screeching of brakes, skidding of tyres, and a colossal crash. We ran out of our houses to find a pickup on its side, on the sidewalk wedged into a neighbour's wall.As if this...

Published:Friday | October 26, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The issues arising from the Opposition's usual disagreements with the Government's laws and policies are quite bizarre. What a waste of time, manpower, and taxpayers' money? Wouldn't surprise me if next they challenge the...

Published:Thursday | October 25, 2018 | 12:21 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I use this medium to echo the voices of Dr Ashburn Pinnockand Minister Floyd Green, respectively. "A diagnostic centre should be placed in each parish and that teacher leaving teachers' colleges should be able to at least identify...

Published:Thursday | October 25, 2018 | 12:13 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Kingston, since the birth of Jamaica's identity, has been a primate city. It is often a marker of Jamaica's development and a place where rural folk often seek economic advancement. Currently, it is estimated that Kingston host...

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