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Letters

Published:Monday | May 6, 2019 | 12:25 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Gleaner columnist Glenn Tucker completely missed the point in his column ‘The NIDS ruling: A solution searching for a problem’. The NIDS law he referred to was rushed through Parliament with some 260 amendments and provided extreme...

Published:Saturday | May 4, 2019 | 12:24 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: In recent days, there has been much talk about a major revamping of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF). Now we hear that the Mobile Reserve is to be disbanded after nearly 60 years of operation, and in the words of National...

Published:Saturday | May 4, 2019 | 12:24 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: In the area where I live, given the water shortage, the water is turned off during the night and is promised and expected to be returned by 4:00 am. On Friday morning, water came back about 6:00 am. The National Water Commission...

Published:Saturday | May 4, 2019 | 12:24 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: My thoughts in 2009, ten years ago, remain as relevant today as they were was then! A vast majority of Jamaicans and I do believe that the actions taken by Minister of National Security Dr Horace Chang to disband the Mobile...

Published:Saturday | May 4, 2019 | 12:18 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The damning revelations by some of our constituted oversight bodies on government’s improprieties drive me to be brutally frank and ask the question: is our government in some criminal conspiracy? Since this government came to...

Published:Saturday | May 4, 2019 | 12:18 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: South Africans everywhere, blacks and whites alike, may be crying foul in the wake of the IAAF ruling that Caster Semenya should be barred from all IAAF competitions, including the upcoming World Championships, if she does not take...

Published:Friday | May 3, 2019 | 12:15 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Like Dr Michael Abrahams, I grieve for Shantae Skyers and I also grieve for every other little girl raped and murdered. In his column ‘Where is God when little girls get raped and murdered?’ (The Gleaner, April 22, 2019), Dr...

Published:Friday | May 3, 2019 | 12:15 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I reside in Toronto, Canada, and am a proud Jamaican who holds a Canadian passport. I always stay in contact with the land of my birth. There have been great improvements in the island’s infrastructure – better roads, a few...

Published:Friday | May 3, 2019 | 12:15 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: It is with deep concern that I write to express my objection to the imposition of a state of public emergency (SOE) in St James, Hanover, and Westmoreland. I am aware that surveys have shown that as much as 90 per cent of the...

Published:Friday | May 3, 2019 | 12:15 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Mark Ricketts said in the most recent edition of In Focus (Sunday Gleaner, April 28, 2019) that “Professor Stephen Vasciannie should be education minister”. I audaciously endorse such a suggestion. I recalled clearly in the late...

Published:Thursday | May 2, 2019 | 12:20 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The Government of Jamaica has done the right thing. As a young man who hails from Hendon Norwood, St James, I would like to thank Prime Minister Andrew Holness for listening and being sensitive to the cry of the citizens and...

Published:Thursday | May 2, 2019 | 12:19 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The voices of the parliamentary Opposition, the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) and human-rights organisations rang loud during the last state of emergency (SOE) in St James. They insisted that the security...

Published:Thursday | May 2, 2019 | 12:19 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The state of emergency (SOE) cannot, and should not, be maintained as a long-term crime-fighting strategy. It is tantamount to using force to suppress a spring; as soon as the force is removed, the spring recoils beyond its...

Published:Thursday | May 2, 2019 | 12:19 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Jamaica has been marred with a high level of indiscipline. With a very high crime rate, and a staggering death rate, where the level of fear is exceedingly high – and many people are afraid to go to church at night – Jamaica is...

Published:Thursday | May 2, 2019 | 12:19 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: THIS IS my two cents regarding the article published on April 29, 2019, ‘Alvaranga not the best’. ‘Alvaranga not the best’ is a headline that can negatively impact a child’s opportunity to become great. The Aquatic Sports...

Published:Wednesday | May 1, 2019 | 12:17 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: It’s better late than never. Thanks, Prime Minister Andrew Holness, for declaring three states of public emergency (SOEs) in St James, Westmoreland and Hanover. Currently, St James has seen an approximately 80 per cent increase in...

Published:Wednesday | May 1, 2019 | 12:15 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I write as a Christian, and former Anglican, who usually takes a strong stand against persons and churches that take unbiblical positions on the abortion issue. I see the Bible as taking an unequivocally pro-life position on...

Published:Wednesday | May 1, 2019 | 12:14 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: While I support every measure to curtail criminal activitiy in this country, including instituting states of public emergency (SOEs), I totally agree with Dr Peter Phillips when he argued that the Government needs long-term anti-...

Published:Tuesday | April 30, 2019 | 12:21 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Basically, we’ve wasted nearly two years on NIDS when we could’ve finished the implementation of the DNA law. The DNA bill was first drafted by the Bruce Golding administration and was passed in a bipartisan manner late 2015 by...

Published:Tuesday | April 30, 2019 | 12:20 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Rev Ronald Thwaites, every word of your article in the Monday, April 29, 2019 issue of The Gleaner rings true. Until especially we the women in our society understand and accept full responsibility for the careless way we hook up...

Published:Tuesday | April 30, 2019 | 12:20 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Recently, Bertel Moore, mayor of Savanna-la-Mar and chairman of the Westmoreland Municipal Corporation, publicly expressed concerns about the fast depletion of burial land. Not long before this airing, St Catherine residents...

Published:Tuesday | April 30, 2019 | 12:19 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Following carnival day in Jamaica (Sunday, April 28, 2019), the Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) received numerous complaints regarding the poor management of solid waste along specific sections of the road march routes. Several...

Published:Tuesday | April 30, 2019 | 12:16 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The Area Council 4 of Young Jamaica, the youth arm of the Jamaica Labour Party, is standing in support of Mayor Homer Davis, and calling for the reinstatement of the state of public emergency (SOE) in St James. The residents would...

Published:Monday | April 29, 2019 | 12:16 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: As the oldest and largest media outlet in the country, I am urgently calling on you to start adding pressure on the government to halt the murder rate. The onus is on you, not just to report crimes when it happens, but to get the...

Published:Monday | April 29, 2019 | 12:16 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Can the powers that be tell me how it is that I have been working since I was 17 years old and contributing to the National Housing Trust (NHT) but I still cannot own a house now that I am 50!! I am a single woman who is now...

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