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Letters

Published:Saturday | July 14, 2018 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I would like to first congratulate the People's National Party Youth Organisation (PNPYO) President Krystal Tomlinson and entertainer Moses 'Beenie Man' Davis on their pregnancy.However, I would like to also state that Ms Tomlinson...

Published:Saturday | July 14, 2018 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:On June 5, 2018, a group of us from the UK toured the Appleton Estate in St Elizabeth. The tour was professionally conducted. That is until the narrative about the plantation's history began to unfold. It started with a cute little...

Published:Saturday | July 14, 2018 | 12:04 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Britain is headed for the status of 'colony' to the European Union, Boris Johnson has warned, just hours after news broke of his resignation as foreign secretary, effective July 9, 2018."We are truly headed for the status of a colony...

Published:Friday | July 13, 2018 | 11:06 PM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I read with interest an article by Simone Morgan-Lindo titled 'A river to soothe the soul' in THE STAR of Monday, June 25, 2018.I am, however, puzzled as to the location of 'Miners River'.Clarendon has a major river, the Rio Minho (...

Published:Friday | July 13, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Increasingly, we are reading more articles in the Jamaican press in condemnation of the Bible, the Church, and Christians. Yet, whether living according to the virtues of the religion or no, biblical, Christian values are entrenched...

Published:Friday | July 13, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Over the years, I have become deeply concerned about yet another very dangerous practice occasioned by some motorists in how they react to sirens of approaching emergency service vehicles such as ambulances, police vehicles and fire...

Published:Friday | July 13, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Times have changed, and it's full time some of the writers who frequent local newspapers recognise this. In one day, four outdated perspectives descended on local newspapers like carrion crows to a fresh carcass.In response to the...

Published:Friday | July 13, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Permit me to respond to the unfortunate publication in this forum on July 10, 2018, 'Gleaner wrong to feature Beenie Man's babymama'.While I believe in freedom of expression, I believe it is rude for Lipton Matthews to disparagingly...

Published:Thursday | July 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The donation and personal visit made by Prime Minister Andrew Holness to Tahjay Rowe and his mother was a good and refreshing gesture, on his part. What is not a good and refreshing thing, however, is that, after the court saw it fit...

Published:Thursday | July 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Mr Ruel Reid's haughty responses to questions in interviews are not going unnoticed. With so many former information ministers/personnel having behaved in a similar manner, it leaves one to wonder whether such behaviours come with...

Published:Thursday | July 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The Gleaner, on Tuesday, published a story 'PNP: Cooperation could cease - Opposition demands firing of Wheatley or else ...' I honestly did not know what to make of the story. The opposition leader gave the prime minister an...

Published:Thursday | July 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:As news of the scandal-hit state agency Petrojam circulates, it is puzzling how such a young person like Floyd Grindley (age 38) was appointed general manager of Petrojam, Jamaica's state-run petroleum refinery. Amid the reports of...

Published:Thursday | July 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:In some ways, your letter dated Tuesday, July 10, hints of a couple of things and unlike Ms Tomlinson's appearance, those hints are quite unattractive. Your premise, though well intentioned no doubt, is revealing the ugly underbelly...

Published:Wednesday | July 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I solicit your assistance in ascertaining the present status of the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) pension payment for my wife and me. We both reside in the USA and we receive our NIS pension payment on a six-month basis.However, we...

Published:Wednesday | July 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I wish to bring to the attention of all Jamaicans, at home and abroad, another instance in which Jamaicans have shone on the international stage when the New Kingston Rotaract Club received a major award at a convention in Canada.On...

Published:Wednesday | July 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Contrary to Michael Abrahams' claim in his column of July 2, 2018, titled 'The Bible is a dangerous book', the danger is in the very people who manipulate it for their own selfish means, just as how Dr Abrahams picks text out of...

Published:Wednesday | July 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Notwithstanding the lavishly themed party and the rhythmic cuteness of the former energy minister's name alongside, I'm still trying to understand the perpetuation of use of the term 'Wakanda' by the writer in a way that associates,...

Published:Tuesday | July 10, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I have read Michael Abrahams' column 'Validating a dangerous dude' (Gleaner online, July 9, 2018) and I must agree with him on at least one point: There are a lot of beliefs and some Christians add or even take away from the Word of...

Published:Tuesday | July 10, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Though for different reasons, those of us in civil-society organisations have so far said little publicly on two important current issues - the Wheatley brouhaha and the media briefings after Cabinet meetings. With the first, we tend...

Published:Tuesday | July 10, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The Gleaner is by far the most respected newspaper in the region. But like other publications, it has to focus on celebrities in order to gain mass appeal.However, in Monday's edition, dated July 9, 2018, the paper made a huge error...

Published:Tuesday | July 10, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Government ministries, departments and agencies are being called to account for their actions. Non-governmental organisations, as well as the Church, have been leading the call to hold Government accountable for its actions. But what...

Published:Tuesday | July 10, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:We write in response to a letter to the editor published in this newspaper on Thursday, June 28, 2018. The letter was captioned 'NCB must apologise'.On Monday, June 25, 2018, we experienced downtime and the inability of ABMs and POS...

Published:Monday | July 9, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:It is sad to have read in a recent article that Donna Scott Mottley is reminding Prime Minister Andrew Holness about the historical position adopted by the People's National Party in regard to its acceptance of the Caribbean Court of...

Published:Monday | July 9, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:A new Parliament building, at this time, is not deserved and should be relatively low on the scale of national priorities. A new Parliament building is a very costly and cosmetic venture and, moreover, the current one has, thus far,...

Published:Monday | July 9, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Mark Ricketts' op-ed ('Petrojam: it's about leadership from the top', Sunday Gleaner, July 8, 2018) was prescient and well written. So far, the Petrojam fiasco has been contained within Jamaica. That is about to change. The Holness...

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