Sun | Feb 25, 2018

Letters

Published:Saturday | January 13, 2018 | 12:11 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:On Monday morning, I headed out to work singing my gospel songs and trying to perk up my spirit for the day ahead. I turned on to Eastwood Park Road from a road adjoining Molynes Road, heading for the intersection of Red Hills,...

Published:Saturday | January 13, 2018 | 12:11 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The article by Archbishop Emeritus Richard Reece ('Mentor boys as part of crime fight', Gleaner, January 11, 2018) was very on point with the state of many of our young boys, men and crime.Several studies have been done, and...

Published:Saturday | January 13, 2018 | 12:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The people behind the proposed new Road Traffic Act are being led by the devil and are so blind that they cannot see the serious repercussions that this act, if not amended immediately, will bring on Jamaicans.Why propose to suspend...

Published:Saturday | January 13, 2018 | 12:09 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:"The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them." (Mark Twain)Ian Boyne, of blessed memory, was an avid, prolific, voracious reader, and that is why he was so rational, enquiring, analytical...

Published:Saturday | January 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMKeith Hobbins

THE EDITOR, Sir:I must congratulate Linton P. Gordon for his Letter of the Day in The Gleaner of January 12, 2018. Mr Gordon's insight on what should have been done during the eight-hour blockage of the Palisadoes strip on New Year's Day is sound.I...

Published:Friday | January 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:There seems to be a misunderstanding among some persons about the position of the People's National Party (PNP) with respect to the current public-sector wage negotiations.When the PNP took over the reins of government in 2011, not...

Published:Friday | January 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I watched with horror as the driver of a car narrowly missed hitting a student of the Donald Quarrie High School in east Kingston a few days ago as he raced across the road to get to his school. I wondered for the umpteenth time:...

Published:Friday | January 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I am a Jamaican living in the United States. I honestly cannot wrap my head around why it's so hard to curtail crime in Jamaica. The Government needs to be more proactive; it can't be business as usual. This is very disgraceful....

Published:Friday | January 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:In response to the letter from Digicel customer Safiya Gordon published in The Gleaner on January 11, 2018, I am pleased to let you know that we are making arrangements to install her Digicel Home and Entertainment service.Upon...

Published:Friday | January 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I believe that several of the persons commenting on the eight-hour road blockage along the Palisadoes strip on New Year's Day are seeking to allocate blame to persons who ought not to be blamed. However, we wish to look at this...

Published:Thursday | January 11, 2018 | 12:05 AM

The Editor, Sir:Your Editorial of Tuesday, January 9 rightly bemoaned the delay in the development of Port Royal into the first class heritage tourism attraction it has the potential to be but quite mistakenly took me, as the elected Parliamentary...

Published:Thursday | January 11, 2018 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:It is really disheartening to see what is happening in our country. Many persons of influence and power love titles, but fail to accept responsibility when things go wrong on their direct watch.Accountability seems a bad word or...

Published:Thursday | January 11, 2018 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I have never witnessed such level of hypocrisy and unabashed political opportunism as I have witnessed from opposition Leader, Dr. Peter Phillips, during the current contentious period of wage negotiations between the government and...

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

THE EDITOR, Sir:I signed up for a Play Big package on October 4, 2017, for my home. The Digicel Play representative came to my office, signed me up and collected my deposit (in cash) of JMD$3,000 on the same day. After not hearing anything from her...

Published:Wednesday | January 10, 2018 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I had to hang my head in shame when I read online that Venesha Phillips, councillor for the Papine division and caretaker for the constituency of Eastern St Andrew, was complaining that she saw "too many laborites" at the Shaggy...

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

THE EDITOR, Sir:The crime of the year for 2018 is the one in which that cruel beast chased a pregnant woman - who was just a few days away from giving birth - and pumped bullets into her body, killing her and the foetus on the spot. That son of a...

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

THE EDITOR, Sir:I note Member of Parliament Ronald Thwaites' many contributions to The Gleaner pointing out the many areas of governance that are in need of improvement. This is noteworthy because Mr Thwaites is a politician who sits in Parliament...

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

THE EDITOR, Sir:I value the considerable intellectual effort that the late Ian Boyne put into his writing, the breadth of his reading, and grasp of the constellation of contradictory interests around the issues he analysed. He had a very good grasp...

Published:Wednesday | January 10, 2018 | 12:03 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Jamaica recorded one of its bloodiest years in 2017, and already over 40 murders have been reported since the start of 2018. Vulnerable individuals, including women and LGBT people, continue to bear the brunt of this savagery.Every...

Published:Wednesday | January 10, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Your editorial of Tuesday, January 9, 2018 rightly bemoaned the delay in the development of Port Royal into the first-class heritage tourism attraction it has the potential to be.Few people are more committed to the development of...

Published:Wednesday | January 10, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:While I know that the answer to this overwhelming crime problem is a moral one, it has to be dealt with separately. So, governmentally speaking, a simple solution is to hold officers accountable.Also, there has to be a real economic...

Published:Tuesday | January 9, 2018 | 6:35 AMJavon Moatt

THE EDITOR, Sir:Whatever happened to the saying 'the buck stops here'? This a leadership philosophy by which I have always lived.It would seems that our society has forgotten this basic principle of leadership. Nowhere is this more vividly...

Published:Tuesday | January 9, 2018 | 6:34 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The burden of the writer of the Gleaner editorial titled 'Timid leadership and lazy Parliament' (January 7, 2017) has to do with the long-awaited resurrection of the Vale Royal talks.Based on what was outlined, it is clear that...

Published:Tuesday | January 9, 2018 | 6:34 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Is the Noise Abatement Act still in effect? In the weeks leading up to Christmas in a community near to where I live, you could hear a dance in full force until 7 o'clock in the morning.Again, I am left to wonder who is approving...

Published:Tuesday | January 9, 2018 | 6:33 AM

THE EDITOR: Sir,I wonder if any National Works Agency (NWA) representative has taken a drive on the thoroughfare from the Bustamante Highway to Whitney Turn recently. If they have, it is hard to believe they have missed the myriad potholes, craters...

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