I travel daily to and from Kingston, using the Bog Walk gorge. Over the past couple of weeks, the National Water Commission has been working in the gorge, causing one lane to be closed off. Traffic lights and flagmen are in place to direct traffic.
THE EDITOR, Sir: I AM truly shocked that the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) has decided not to charge the policeman who repeatedly struck Mr Ian Lloyd with his baton, even if she did move decisively in charging the other policeman with murder.On...
THE EDITOR, Sir:WE ARE a nation of whiners and I say this with love and respect for my fellow Jamaicans. I am a current affairs junkie. I monitor the media on a daily basis. I read all the print news, listen to and watch the various talk shows.
WE ARE frequently reminded that the key to successful cancer treatment is early detection, followed by appropriate, timely intervention in the health-care system. In the current free health-care system in Jamaica, the results of a biopsy, Pap smear reports and other diagnostic reports take many months (up to a year) in being returned to the health-care provider, thus delaying diagnosis and possible treatment.
Writing in The Gleaner of July 31, Reporter Daraine Luton, recalls some words of Senator Sandrea Falconer, addressing the Senate on Jamaica's national HIV policy for the workplace. Luton quotes Falconer as saying, "We need to look at how persons with HIV/AIDS are discriminated against in places of public accommodation..."
English is the language of commerce, and the most widely spoken language. It would certainly make more sense and better use of those linguists to spend some time teaching the English language to the masses than to be translating the Bible into some dialect that is spoken by a few folk in a country where the official language is supposed to be English.
While the community of Buckfield celebrates the 'heroism' of the policeman who shot 'Chen-Singh' as he lay on the ground, and lament the death of the woman he stabbed to death, they all forget that neither party needed to die.
It is an embarrassing situation to be left stranded on the sidewalk of bustling New Kingston with laptop, company property, and as much of your personal effects that can be salvaged before the wrecker tows away your motor vehicle.
The Editor, Sir: In response to your thought-enriching editorial in Saturday's Gleaner (August 7), should you be asking 'Do you love Jamaica?' or rather 'How do I love thee, Jamaica?'Either way, the word 'love' is often misunderstood.
The Editor, Sir: Two decades ago, our education system was being copied by a number of developed countries on the European side of the globe. Under the late D.R.B. Grant's leadership, the early-childhood sector gained much-needed recognition...
The Editor, Sir, In his opinion article "Population control as public policy", Colin Steer criticised respondents to The Gleaner who "have pointed to Europe's ageing population and reduced pool of young people...