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Letters

Published:Friday | August 3, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:It's been close to 18 months since SVEL has taken over the running of horse racing at Caymanas Park. While this period has been short, there was so much lacking that anxiety and frustration are understandable.Some things have been...

Published:Friday | August 3, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The previous government went into a 15-month contract three years ago (June 2015 to September 2016) when crude oil prices were expected to increase. This was done to guard against future spikes in world oil prices at a time of...

Published:Friday | August 3, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:In his article appearing in The Sunday Gleaner of July 29, Orville Taylor writes 'Slavery was a deliberate attempt to strip an entire race of its humanity, instilled self-hate, and institutionalise a sick sort of sado-masochism among...

Published:Friday | August 3, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:On August 1, we celebrated Emancipation Day. This critical holiday reminds of a time when law reform changed the landscape of Jamaica. It was through the Emancipation Act of 1833 that the lives of enslaved Africans were legally and...

Published:Thursday | August 2, 2018 | 12:13 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:A STARTLING news story carried on Nationwide Radio on July 24, 2018, headlined 'Police pinned down for two hours in Jarrett Lane war zone' read:"Chairman of the Jamaica Police Federation, Corporal Arlene McBean, is describing as 'a...

Published:Thursday | August 2, 2018 | 12:13 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:As I reflect on Emancipation Day, I am pregnant with emotions at the very thought that it was on August 1, 1838, that slaves in Jamaica were granted their passport of humanity and liberation. I must say I am overjoyed that our...

Published:Thursday | August 2, 2018 | 12:13 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Here are some concrete suggestions that can be employed for us to get a handle on crime:ï In upgrading the police force, weed out corrupt cops;ï Make it safe for us to give evidence in court, and to report crime without being afraid...

Published:Thursday | August 2, 2018 | 12:12 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I note with keen interest that NCB Financial Group Limited have recorded a 33 per cent third-quarter profit amounting to $20.9 billion. This has so far exceeded last year's annual profit.I write to express my disgust after receiving...

Published:Thursday | August 2, 2018 | 12:12 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:We as a country continue to wallow in the cesspool of underdevelopment, poverty and crime because we lack any decency as a people.It's not about PNP (People's National Party) 'pot a cuss kettle black', it's about the age-old...

Published:Thursday | August 2, 2018 | 12:12 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:It is hard when consumers worked hard for their money and are held hostage by merchants who cannot explain the failure to deliver the goods that are purchased.Courts Jamaica Limited has failed to demonstrate good values as a...

Published:Wednesday | August 1, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:There's a level of depravity sweeping this country and it's alarming to watch. Within hours of each other, arsonists set fire to two of the country's waste-disposal sites.The minister of local government intimated on Monday that...

Published:Wednesday | August 1, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:All governments across the world have corruption. Our aim is to minimise and eradicate corruption. That is why we need to constantly put measures in place to advance this cause. Also, we need to review our measures for any loopholes....

Published:Wednesday | August 1, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The recently held 25th anniversary presentation of the Churches' Emancipation Lecture is to be highly commended. Kudos to the pioneers, the Rev Dr Burchell Taylor and the Rev J. Oliver Daley.The focus of this year's Emancipation...

Published:Wednesday | August 1, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Dr Andrew Wheatley has resigned, but that should not be the end of it. The investigation should continue, and if it is proven that anyone stole taxpayers' money, they should be sent to prison forthwith.It's time for Jamaican citizens...

Published:Tuesday | July 31, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I read the July 29, 2018, Sunday Gleaner column by Glenn Tucker titled 'Cops in the line of (mental) fire' and broke down in tears.My spouse has been a member of the police force for 16 years, and we have been together for eight. I...

Published:Tuesday | July 31, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:In his article 'Wheatley's web of directorships' in The Sunday Gleaner of July 29, 2018, Colin Campbell outlined the interlocking relationship of the Petrojam and other boards. It would be good if he would do the same analytics when...

Published:Tuesday | July 31, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The governor of the Bank of Jamaica, Brian Wynter, a charming man, is a soother who would like to please everyone. We need a governor who is not afraid to say things as they are.The Jamaican dollar devalues because we import too much...

Published:Tuesday | July 31, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I'm a beer sipper, starting from my father's glass mug around 10. I'm also a strong supporter of the preservation of social history, national things that are iconic.I was surprised how upset I was when Miss Lou died even though she...

Published:Tuesday | July 31, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Thanks to Carolyn Cooper for her relentless push for the emancipation of all beaches. I am fully in support of emancipating our beaches, and I am prepared to join in any legal/principled position we are prepared to take to emancipate...

Published:Tuesday | July 31, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I am sad to report that since the poor, desperate residents staged two peaceful protests - one in the town square of Golden Spring in April, and the other in June 2018 - our roads have still not been fixed.Our political advocate,...

Published:Tuesday | July 31, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:What has happened to NewsTalk 93 FM? Since the past few weeks or months, the regular interesting programmes that used to be aired on NewsTalk 93 FM during the weekdays have been absent. And if I am not mistaken, we, the listeners,...

Published:Monday | July 30, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The Stand Your Ground law in Florida is deeply flawed. The current case - of a black American man who was fatally shot by a white American man because the former strongly shoved him, arising from the fact that the black man had...

Published:Monday | July 30, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:It is a shame that billions can be spent on pointless projects with nothing to show while communities lack basic needs.The roads are in a deplorable state. Councillors should be on top of their game. Street lighting has improved, but...

Published:Monday | July 30, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I am not sure if anyone has ever taken notice, but how can you have Wray's Tavern on King Street next to the Ward Theatre? Well, stated better, how can we have this very unattractive building, one with very little architectural...

Published:Monday | July 30, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Roads made with asphalt mixed with rubber, which can be had here in Jamaica from the recycling of used tyres, are better than those made from pure asphalt.Think of the benefits here, the first being the lessening of fires caused by...

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