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Published:Wednesday | August 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:On August 17 at 10:28 p.m., I activated the plan to watch the Caribbean T20 cricket league on my old, perfectly functioning Note5 at a cost of $1,350. Digicel took the money, and sent me a message that the app does not work on...

Published:Wednesday | August 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I was extremely saddened by the collapse of the Morandi Bridge in Genoa, Italy, last week, taking with it many lives, including a Jamaican's. There are valuable lessons that apply in St Thomas.This is a parish that has many bridges...

Published:Wednesday | August 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I reference some information that I came across in your paper. There was a call by G2K President Stephen Edwards to give tax incentives and discounts on building permit fees to promote the use of water-efficient plumbing and...

Published:Wednesday | August 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Littering is a big problem in Jamaica, and whatever the gathering, there seems to be no plan as to how to manage waste.Jesus, without much forward planning, fed a multitude of people. First there was order Luke 9:14. He made the...

Published:Wednesday | August 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I read Charles Sinclair's article ('PNP hypocrisy on beach access, Gleaner, August 20, 2018), which is a response to Opposition Senator Sophia Frazer-Binns' 'Social partnership on beach access' (Gleaner, August 18, 2018). Having read...

Published:Tuesday | August 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I have no doubt that some cases are exactly as mentioned in Glenville Ashby's Sunday Gleaner column, 'Separating fact from fiction' (August 19, 2018), with trickery and deceit on the part of European slave traders and no evil actions...

Published:Tuesday | August 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Understanding dogs such as pit bulls requires understanding of the results of selective breeding, and it will make persons promoting this breed more cautious in so doing.In Russia, the selective breeding experiment of black foxes by...

Published:Tuesday | August 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Oftentimes agents of the State forget to abide by best practices, leaving citizens inconvenienced. In recent weeks, the National Works Agency (NWA) has been conducting drainage-improvement work on Clunies Avenue, which is located off...

Published:Tuesday | August 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I read with a great deal of disappointment Mark Wignall's Sunday Gleaner column 'The loathsome Donald Trump' (August 19, 2018). Wignall's topic alone suggests a strong bias as far as the current president of the United States is...

Published:Tuesday | August 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:In a world where incivility and indiscretion pollute politics and international relations, Kofi Annan was the embodiment of urbanity, gentlemanliness and gentillesse.A Ghanaian intellectual and universal scholar, the global village...

Published:Tuesday | August 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:This is an open letter to the Office of Utilities Regulation, 36 Trafalgar Road, Kingston 10.I have often wondered at the sight of people on TV news demonstrating against the National Water Commission (NWC), claiming that they are...

Published:Monday | August 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:As a resident in the vicinity of Heroes Circle, I am frightened by the idea of locating the Parliament building within Heroes Park.While I support wholeheartedly the proposal of using the new Parliament building as the catalyst...

Published:Monday | August 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:A few months ago, I wrote a letter which you published under the unfortunate title 'Why is Peter Espeut so anal?' Among other things, I questioned Roman Catholic deacon Espeut's moral authority to claim that decriminalising...

Published:Monday | August 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:On August 14, 2018, U-Report tweeted its findings from a survey exploring the issue of suicide within the youth population. U- Report is a social-messaging platform that gives young people a voice on issues that matter to them. They...

Published:Saturday | August 18, 2018 | 12:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I wish to bring to your attention a horrific discovery and make an urgent appeal to stakeholders at all levels with a view to having this situation remedied in the interest of all citizens.Abandoned wells, which are, for the most...

Published:Saturday | August 18, 2018 | 12:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Let me be very blunt and say that I hope that the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) is not, as a marketing tool, lowering its standards in order to pander to the demands of students while trying to remain relevant.I am...

Published:Saturday | August 18, 2018 | 12:09 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:So now the rabid, bloodthirsty hunters get to MURDER the poor white-tailed deer. Really? Invasive? Who is invasive? The deer? Are you kidding me!Who is invasive is us! Us humans who use guns to inflict suffering and pain upon...

Published:Saturday | August 18, 2018 | 12:04 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I was grateful to see that on Wednesday, August 15, 2018, your paper found space to report on the recent Court of Appeal decision in my favour and against the GLC in the case: [2018] JMCA Civ 22 Anderson (Jennes) v Boxill (Eileen) (a...

Published:Saturday | August 18, 2018 | 12:02 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I have resided at Caymanas Country Club Estate for almost a year, and FLOW services are interrupted at least once a week. It's terrible!As I'm sitting here sending this email, my phone, internet and cable has been out since noon. It...

Published:Friday | August 17, 2018 | 11:04 PM

THE EDITOR, Sir:This is an open letter to Prime Minister Andrew Holness.Mr PM, you are on the right path with development in this country - a place where I want my grandchildren to live and play.Mr PM, the People's National Party will always oppose...

Published:Friday | August 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Cricket at Sabina Park for young men who live adjacent to the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity on North Street is always a time to earn a little food.We have always allowed patrons of matches to park on the grounds of the residence...

Published:Friday | August 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I'm relieved to report that on August 15, hours after you published my letter lamenting an almost monthlong wait, promises and pledges, FirstCaribbean International Bank facilitated the restoration of my Internet banking.In one day,...

Published:Friday | August 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:On August 13, 2018, Equality Youth, along with partners UNDP, U-Report and Jamaica Youth Advocacy Network, hosted a national youth symposium in commemoration of International Youth Day on August 12 under the theme 'Safe Spaces for...

Published:Friday | August 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Congratulations to Kei Miller on his notice of Naipaul's death. The thoughts in Miller's final paragraph are particularly notable and praiseworthy. Indeed, they are exquisite. I write as a devotee of Miguel Street.HERMIONE...

Published:Friday | August 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Hotel owners whose premises are built on local beaches should not disallow the public from entering those beaches. Such entities should have, by law, an alternative route to the beach for non-guests/members of the public.In the same...

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