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Letters

Published:Wednesday | May 2, 2018 | 11:05 PM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Gleaner columnist Patria Kaye Aarons wrote a column about her recent experience dialling 119 and other numbers when faced with an accident emergency, April 30, 2018, "119, I'm more confused". What was described, would leave any...

Published:Wednesday | May 2, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I just read with dismay the Gleaner article outlining a 67 per cent rise in the entry fees to our local residents to access the Dunn's River Falls and Park. Even though it's been nine years since the last increase, let me...

Published:Wednesday | May 2, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Why is it made so simple for squatters to have easy access to housing, while persons working below the threshold aren't able to purchase a home They can't purchase a home because (1) their take-home pay isn't sufficient to save...

Published:Wednesday | May 2, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:A mysterious, unidentified virus is wreaking havoc among some Jamaican politicians.This virus has infected politicians from both major political parties, influencing them to make unintended, inflammatory and partisan statements from...

Published:Wednesday | May 2, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:This is an open letter to Prime Minister Andrew Holness.The Healthy Latin America Coalition (CLAS, for its abbreviation in Spanish) wishes to express strong support for The Heart Foundation of Jamaica (HFJ) and its campaign to make...

Published:Tuesday | May 1, 2018 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:For months on end we have heard politicians engage in the blame game of whose fault it is that Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) is in the condition it is and why it was not evacuated and shut down a year ago. All and sundry are...

Published:Tuesday | May 1, 2018 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir The Auditor General's Department must be congratulated for the all-important work in monitoring the responsibility of public spending and the efficiency of public institutions in delivering service. Those groups lobbying for public...

Published:Tuesday | May 1, 2018 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The headline in The Sunday Gleaner of April 29, 2018, 'Tel Aviv held hostage by youngsters who don't know what they are fighting for', cast an immediate picture of a culture that affects not just ghetto boundaries with the attendant...

Published:Tuesday | May 1, 2018 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The perennial problem of fees for tertiary education has again surfaced. Law students at the UWI have been told that they cannot sit exams if they are not current with their payments.Many of our problems have been with us for decades...

Published:Tuesday | May 1, 2018 | 12:04 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:At this stage, I would not place the blame for the current, unchecked spate of violence that is rocking our country at the feet of either political party because, while it may have had its genesis in political rivalry, this savagery...

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

THE EDITOR, Sir:WHACK! Cain struck his brother Abel and killed him! (Genesis 4:8) This is the first recorded murder in the Bible. What led to this?Cain became jealous of the fact that God was pleased with Abel's sacrifice but not his. God tried to...

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

THE EDITOR, Sir:It is past ironic, that in Harvard Business School guru, Professor Rosabeth Moss Kanter's highly acclaimed 2004 book - Confidence: How Winning Streaks And Losing Streaks Begin And End - the West Indies cricket team, under Clive Lloyd...

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

THE EDITOR, Sir:I am raising concern regarding water supply in Westmoreland, namely Little London. I understand that there are certain areas that have been without water for seven days. There has not been any information forthcoming from the water...

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

THE EDITOR, Sir:How dare Bill Cosby's lawyers compare his trial to the lynching of Emmett Till?That poor young man was viciously beaten to death and thrown into a river for whistling at a white woman.Cosby has been a serial rapist for decades,...

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

THE EDITOR, Sir:The post office in Jamaica must be put in a position to make money for the country. There is no good reason why it should be a drain on the economy. It needs a sound-thinking person to get involved and evaluate all the lossmaking...

Published:Saturday | April 28, 2018 | 2:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I agree with Dr Peter Phillips. The zones of special operations (ZOSOs) never really made any sense to me in the first place. It is not an effective crime-fighting method.People need policing that will really make them feel safe for...

Published:Saturday | April 28, 2018 | 2:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The recent unfortunate events that unfolded on the streets of Christiana saw an armed policeman being viciously attacked by a man said to be of unsound mind. All reports point to the officer being attacked without provocation.The...

Published:Saturday | April 28, 2018 | 2:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Denise Daley should have learnt from the backlash of a somewhat similar statement made by Ruddy Spencer a month or so ago.Using political platforms to vent grievances is inappropriate and sends the wrong signal to our youths. Many of...

Published:Saturday | April 28, 2018 | 2:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:This is an open letter to the newly appointed finance minister and the Financial Services Commission.It has indeed been quite a while since an individual can only contribute a maximum of up to 20 per cent into their existing...

Published:Saturday | April 28, 2018 | 2:04 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I read Peter Espeut's most recent article "'Ginnalship' and the gay agenda"(Sunday Gleaner, April 27, 2018), and I am tempted to ask: What part of his theological outlook invites him to forgo the principle of equality of treatment?I...

Published:Saturday | April 28, 2018 | 2:04 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Any well-thinking Jamaican who listens critically and objectively would recognise that Peter Phillips' so-called apology for flashing in Parliament TWO middle fingers was all a sham. He did not genuinely recognise the utter...

Published:Friday | April 27, 2018 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Shortly after winning the 2016 general election, the Jamaica Labour Party established a number of structures aimed at jump-starting the lethargic Jamaican economy.It appointed a growth czar, established a Ministry of Economic Growth...

Published:Friday | April 27, 2018 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Permit me the space to question the silence of the Prime Minister Andrew Holness on the Cornwall Regional Hospital issue. It would appear that he wants to stay out of the political fracas as it continues to boiled over. But on this...

Published:Friday | April 27, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:This is an open letter to the commissioner of police, Major General Antony Anderson.On Friday, April 13, 2018, at approximately 9:30 p.m., two cars, one with our son and the other with my husband and me, were travelling to Portland....

Published:Thursday | April 26, 2018 | 12:04 AM

The Editor,Sir:The National Council on Reparation welcomes the decision of the UK government to make an apology and grant compensation to our brothers and sisters who had been denied the rights and benefits to which they were entitled as citizens of...

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