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Letters

Published:Thursday | June 6, 2019 | 12:09 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Jamaica’s very own, Grace Latoya Hamilton, aka Spice, has impressed me in recent times. Admittedly, I was never one of her fans, primarily because I never saw beyond her risqué lyrics. However, I have since studied her through the...

Published:Thursday | June 6, 2019 | 12:09 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: As a visitor to this country, I must say one thing – it’s beautiful, aside from the crime and violence, and also the intense rankness (this in regard to people urinating at every corner in public spaces). The emphasis for me is...

Published:Thursday | June 6, 2019 | 12:09 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Across many communities the garbage is piling up, and here in Jacks Hill the situation is no different. I am a taxpaying Jamaican citizen nearing retirement, looking forward to increasing water lock-offs, power cuts, long waits at...

Published:Thursday | June 6, 2019 | 12:09 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The late Edward Seaga was to Jamaica what Colonel Sanders was to KFC. He knew the secret ingredients that would make Jamaica the best little nation on the planet, and his greatest wish was to see Jamaica realise its true potential...

Published:Thursday | June 6, 2019 | 12:09 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: We all have concerns regarding China’s all-too-rapid takeover of just too many countries in recent years, including Jamaica. Many are asking what is their ultimate strategic goal, beyond making money and providing work for many of...

Published:Wednesday | June 5, 2019 | 12:36 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Prime Minister Andrew Holness recently spoke about the perilous situation in the country regarding crime and violence, and especially the association between police and dons, at the Jamaica Police Federation’s 76th Annual Joint...

Published:Wednesday | June 5, 2019 | 12:35 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: This letter is in response to the article written by David Abrikian, contributor in the Monday, June 3, 2019 edition of t he Gleaner titled ‘Give Constant Spring vendors a proper market’. I will start out by giving my reasons...

Published:Wednesday | June 5, 2019 | 12:34 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: As we end another Child Month, I implore you to remember me, remember them, remember those who do not speak for themselves, remember us. LGBTQI+ children and youths need to be represented in policies and legislation so that we...

Published:Tuesday | June 4, 2019 | 12:28 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Abortion has been an ongoing issue not only in Jamaica, but also in other countries such as the United States, where I now reside. This is a season where abortion has taken over our media, and has caused us to reflect upon its pros...

Published:Tuesday | June 4, 2019 | 12:28 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: It appears as if the now-demolished Constant Spring Market was a base for very good ­business for the many vendors that operated there. This is evident in the strong interest being expressed by some of these vendors in getting...

Published:Tuesday | June 4, 2019 | 12:27 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: This question has long been one of much discussion. The truth is, for decades, churches have been known to foster morality and shape identity, but are they fulfilling this mandate? For a nation to be built, it will require the...

Published:Tuesday | June 4, 2019 | 12:16 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The systematic assessment of the island’s water resources was initiated by the Most Hon Edward Seaga in the 1960s, who, in his capacity as minister of development, approached the United Nations Development Programme and the United...

Published:Monday | June 3, 2019 | 12:21 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I travel through downtown Kingston very regularly and as such, I often witness police officers confiscating the goods of vendors who ply their wares in no-vending zones. Often, as I watch the vendors bundle their wares into...

Published:Monday | June 3, 2019 | 12:21 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I need to highlight a pending catastrophe. Only last week, I saw on the news a picture of a flooded Howard Avenue and Western Park. This section of May Pen, Clarendon was always flood-prone – from I was a child. However, what I...

Published:Monday | June 3, 2019 | 12:21 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: It would certainly be a wonderful idea if the current Government would declare a gun amnesty, because the bloodletting has reached crisis proportions. But with the direction that the society has taken, how many persons will truly...

Published:Monday | June 3, 2019 | 12:21 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Domestic violence in our society has now reached a frightening level, which is cause for alarm that shows us, as a nation, that the Devil is on the warpath, trying to put up resistance against Almighty God and His people. The word...

Published:Saturday | June 1, 2019 | 12:12 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: It was said by King James I that “Smoking is hateful to the nose, harmful to the brain, and dangerous to the lung.” I write in great disgust of the smoking population, as I feel stricter actions should be taken to do more to stop...

Published:Saturday | June 1, 2019 | 12:12 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: President Stephen Vasciannie has written on the sterling contributions of The Most Hon Edward Seaga to the University of Technology (UTech), as chancellor of the institution. I knew Mr Seaga reasonably well, and I will comment...

Published:Saturday | June 1, 2019 | 12:12 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I am in agreement with Dwayne Bravo that Marlon Samuels should have been one of the members selected for the West Indies team to the ICC World Cup. While agreeing that Marlon has not been in the best of form in recent times, we...

Published:Saturday | June 1, 2019 | 12:12 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I have seen the recent trial and conviction of the three police officers, two men and a woman, charged with manslaughter in relation to the death of an Immaculate High School student in 2012. I believe the conviction and sentence...

Published:Saturday | June 1, 2019 | 12:12 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: It is a welcome suggestion to have Spanish as Jamaica’s second language. However, my concern is that during my undergraduate programme, I did ‘Introduction to Spanish’. We did not use the vosotros form when conjugating verbs. It...

Published:Friday | May 31, 2019 | 12:23 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: By any objective standard, the last three years of the Andrew Holness administration have witnessed a great deepening erosion of faith in the political process on account of the scandalous extravagances of ministers in his Cabinet...

Published:Friday | May 31, 2019 | 12:22 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: As we listen to the news to hear the latest on the ongoing scandals plaguing the Government and the country, it leaves a feeling of hopelessness as it relates to corruption. Since I can remember, every Jamaican Government has been...

Published:Friday | May 31, 2019 | 12:22 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I first met Martin Henry through his writings as a Gleaner columnist and later as one of the editors who received his columns for The Sunday Gleaner circa 2009 to 2012. He was a disciplined contributor, usually the first to send...

Published:Friday | May 31, 2019 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: When Andrew Holness took the reins of leadership of the Jamaica Labour Party and the ultimate prize as prime minister of Jamaica, Jamaicans wished him well and thought that with his youth, he would have made a generational change...

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