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Letters

Published:Tuesday | November 3, 2020 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I read a letter recently, where the writer made the suggestion to issue tickets to taxi drivers who cut the lines at tollbooths. However, this calls for more thinking on the matter. There needs to be some thought given to...

Published:Tuesday | November 3, 2020 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: West Indies superstar Chris Gayle, the Universe Boss, in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 match between his team, Kings XI Punjab, and the RajasthanRoyals, on October 31, 2020, added another record when he became the first...

Published:Tuesday | November 3, 2020 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: At this year’s Long Service Awards event hosted by The University of the West Indies (UWI), 49 staff members were honoured for 15 years of service to the institution, 33 for 21 years, 27 for 30 years, and six for 40 years. I...

Published:Tuesday | November 3, 2020 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Jamaica’s infrastructure is crumbling. At the very top of the list of infrastructural problems in Jamaica are the roads. The Government touted roadworks, major and minor, as evidence of their work and worthiness. The October...

Published:Monday | November 2, 2020 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: There have been praises about the high-rise buildings around Kingston (and I acknowledge some are quite attractive), but there are many people who are extremely unhappy about some of the developments in residential areas. Many...

Published:Monday | November 2, 2020 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I will like to use this opportunity to thank The Gleaner for giving me the opportunity to express my views. The heavy rains that the island has been experiencing has caused a lot of damage, with some roads becoming impassable...

Published:Monday | November 2, 2020 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The world has a way of using misplaced priorities to judge who among us should be emulated and idolised. As such, it is normally they who have achieved so-called ‘fame and fortune’, regardless of the other baggage that they...

Published:Monday | November 2, 2020 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I am a 15-year-old student of Ardenne High School, and this is a letter I wrote to Prime Minister Andrew Holness. I was wondering about the progress of turning Kingston, Portmore, etc, into tech cities for Jamaica, and being...

Published:Saturday | October 31, 2020 | 12:10 AM

Readers’ reactions to Michael Abrahams’ ‘You’re gone, where do we go now, Lennie?’ via Gleaner Online I knew Dr Jackson as a medical student when I taught him at The UWI. I remember him always with a smile on his face. He always looked happy. We...

Published:Saturday | October 31, 2020 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: We know what to expect when reading the newspapers in Jamaica – stories of crime, violence, corruption, and the occasional ray of hope. The stories reveal the harsh truths that exist today – crime seems to be out of control,...

Published:Saturday | October 31, 2020 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) provides for the confiscation, or civil recovery, of the earnings from crime and came into effect on May 30, 2007. This relatively new law is virtually a copy of the principles of the money...

Published:Friday | October 30, 2020 | 12:14 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Reference is made to column by Ronald Thwaites titled ‘The blending of education’. In my opinion, face to face is the best option for many schools. The problem we will have to deal with is the transportation of our students,...

Published:Friday | October 30, 2020 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I feel downhearted that Harare was once a shining city three decades ago. It was once one of the best cities in Africa and many people wanted to visit this city because of its beauty. Today, everything about the city is...

Published:Friday | October 30, 2020 | 12:07 AM

Readers reaction to column by Garth Rattray – Buju, Dat Nuh Right!, published on Monday, October 26, 2020. Via Gleaner Online. • Buju sounds like a dunce. I bet if he or his loved ones were to catch COVID-19 he wouldn’t be so cavalier about “who...

Published:Friday | October 30, 2020 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: When the British built the gully system in Jamaica it was not for beautification, it was to prevent flooding. Dumping garbage in the gully system and installing tiny drains is like trying to drive a huge truck in a narrow lane...

Published:Thursday | October 29, 2020 | 12:15 AM

THE GOVERNMENT is now tallying the losses caused by several days of heavy rainfall associated with Tropical Storm Zeta in Jamaica. We asked our followers how they were affected by the weather system. Everything in my house wet up - @...

Published:Thursday | October 29, 2020 | 12:11 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: As a nation, we do not have a tradition of environmental support, and often ridicule the work of Jamaica Environment Trust and that of Peter Espeut. It was always difficult, even at our local municipalities, to get the...

Published:Thursday | October 29, 2020 | 12:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I am a millennial from rural Jamaica who graduated university three years ago, and sometimes I wonder if the considerable amount of time I had spent gaining an education, professional experiences and general skills that are...

Published:Thursday | October 29, 2020 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The People’s National Party (PNP) needs to get over itself with the ‘Leave PNP business alone’ narrative. This seems to mean if you are not a member of the PNP, you should not care or utter a word about the Hanna v Golding race...

Published:Wednesday | October 28, 2020 | 12:18 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I write this seeking the urgent intervention of Prime Minister Andrew Holness. A recent high-rise apartment development on Norbrook Drive, St Andrew, is of significant concern to residents. It sets a very poor precedent for what...

Published:Wednesday | October 28, 2020 | 12:16 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: It is really a very fulfilling feeling when you see your fellow men rise up. You should be singing praises for his/her accomplishments. When your friends or acquaintances move up the ladder of success and make marked progress,...

Published:Wednesday | October 28, 2020 | 12:15 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I’m trying to understand why Jamaica is the first and only country seeking to insure tourists in a pandemic. How will the Government pay for this? Will this travel insurance be paying out death benefits? If so, how much? Where...

Published:Wednesday | October 28, 2020 | 12:14 AM

THE EDITOR, MADAM: My deepest condolences to the family of Andre Burnett, who disappeared in the Treasure Beach, St Elizabeth, waters over the weekend. This is so very sad. I note with great concern the call being made for the Government to...

Published:Tuesday | October 27, 2020 | 12:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Since the closure of schools in early March, bringing in its wake a switch from face-to-face to online learning, I have watched as the woes of the students taking online classes grow exponentially. From the short attention...

Published:Tuesday | October 27, 2020 | 12:09 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Joseph Matalon is a business­man. However, he is also the chairman of the RJRGLEANER Communications Group. So how does he appear on Mark Golding’s campaign endorsing him for the post of the president of People’s National Party...

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