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Letters

Published:Thursday | October 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The State of emergency in Jamaica is the embryonic stage of a society that places a high premium on expediency with myopic evaluation criteria. Murder has gone down about 20 per cent compared to last year, but still almost 1 000...

Published:Thursday | October 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I am calling on the National Honourary Awards Committee to recognise more persons from the working class for national awards, who have contributed significantly to nation building.Over the years, several of the recipients of the...

Published:Thursday | October 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:As Heroes Day approaches and the month of October in which we think of heroes and heroines in Jamaica unfolds, I have decided that my heroes for 2018 are those Jamaicans who have braved the winter, the racism, the constant threat of...

Published:Thursday | October 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Dr Christopher Tufton and the Ministry of Health (MOH) deserve high commendations for the campaign to reduce the country's chronic rate of non-communicable diseases such as hypertension and diabetes, through dietary and lifestyle...

Published:Thursday | October 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:For the most of my school life, I have been labelled a disruptive student. I do not throw paper across the room, nor pinch my classmates: I simply ask questions. I have always been curious/ inquisitive, so much so that my grandmother...

Published:Wednesday | October 10, 2018 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Two of our national television stations have not failed to carry footage of the deplorable condition of roads in the Golden Spring and Stock Farm areas in recent years. They have also carried footage of peaceful protests organised...

Published:Wednesday | October 10, 2018 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The security measures initiated by the Holness administration, including zones of special operations and states of public emergency, have sparked a drop in murders nationally.Minister of National Security Dr Horace Chang is doing a...

Published:Wednesday | October 10, 2018 | 12:04 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Special thanks and commendations to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, the Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency and the Colombian authorities for assisting the 28 fishermen who were stranded in Colombia after...

Published:Wednesday | October 10, 2018 | 12:04 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Like thousands on Saturday night, I engaged in the annual Digicel 5K Run/Walk downtown for charity. However, I must hasten to say it was not a pleasure to endure the challenges of the route.In recent years, I keep hearing that...

Published:Wednesday | October 10, 2018 | 12:04 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Should Government ban salt to reduce the prevalence of hypertension in adults? Does hypertension cause stroke, or excess sugar obesity or type 2 diabetes?We cannot effectively prevent or reduce the occurrence of any disorder without...

Published:Tuesday | October 9, 2018 | 12:13 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:In your editorial of Sunday, October 7, The Gleaner correctly posited, "Students will have to show more than a capacity to recite facts. They will have to display a capacity to manipulate information."This, Mr Editor, could be at the...

Published:Tuesday | October 9, 2018 | 12:09 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I had just returned from the funeral of my beloved, beautiful and kind aunt, Coralee Burrell, when I heard the news. What? Elva Ruddock is gone.At first, I was in complete shock, mouth wide open, eyes riveted to the television screen...

Published:Tuesday | October 9, 2018 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:After the terrorist acts of 9/11, public and private security became more dynamic on the global scene. The private security industry has grown, and in most jurisdictions, it outnumbers the local police, Jamaica being no exception....

Published:Tuesday | October 9, 2018 | 12:04 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:By means of the universal definition for blackness (i.e., having at the least amount of detectable blackness regardless of an abundance of white features), I am responding to my revered teacher, Professor Carolyn Cooper's, position...

Published:Tuesday | October 9, 2018 | 12:03 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:A story in The Sunday Gleaner of October 7, 2018, titled 'Church elder blasts those who use the Bible to justify violence', seemed hardly necessary. If someone uses a knife to commit murder, he's not misusing the knife as a cook, he'...

Published:Monday | October 8, 2018 | 11:12 PM

"This is an extraordinary achievement for Alia. I know she felt personal disappointment with her performance at the Commonwealth Games, but we were proud of her silver medal. But now here she is five months later, breaking her world record. It goes...

Published:Monday | October 8, 2018 | 11:11 PM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The Sunday Gleaner editorial, as have many other commentators, has omitted observation of a crucial component of the upcoming Primary Exit Profile (PEP) scenario - that is, the early categorising of young children, which, to my mind...

Published:Monday | October 8, 2018 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Recently, about 7 a.m., I was in the Waltham-Maxfield area trying to get to an appointment. The vehicle in which I was travelling was stopped by a patrol operating under the state of emergency.Feeling indignant about the stop, I...

Published:Monday | October 8, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:In 2019, the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) will be replaced by the much vaunted Primary Exit Profile (PEP). The latter is expected to transform the educational landscape by enabling students to become critical thinkers.Unlike...

Published:Monday | October 8, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Well-thinking people, and particularly thousands of vehicle owners who for decades were illegally harassed and deprived of money by the Transport Authority, will commend your Gleaner editorial of October 4, 2018, challenging the...

Published:Monday | October 8, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:It is always a breath of fresh air when those able, including corporate Jamaica, decide to invest in the development of our country.I was pleased to see recently that the St Ann-based resort Moon Palace Jamaica has decided to not...

Published:Monday | October 8, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I am having a serious problem with FLOW. I have the residential landline Browse and Talk package, but since September 9, 2018, my telephone has been DEAD.I called the FLOW office, who sent a technician, and I was told that the...

Published:Saturday | October 6, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:If public comments on radio talk shows so far are any indication, it seems noted expert on diabetes, Professor Errol Morrison is now marked to be tarred and feathered for comments he made recently discrediting popular perception of a...

Published:Saturday | October 6, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:I listened with some concerns to the question and answer session of the Public Administration and Appropriations Committee in Parliament concerning the Petrojam issues.I was amazed that professionals were unappreciative of the...

Published:Saturday | October 6, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:I was jolted by The Gleaner's banner headline late last week, and I had to read the story twice to absorb the content. Police reports said a newly employed entertainment coordinator at a popular Montego Bay resort climbed over a...

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