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Letters

Published:Saturday | October 3, 2020 | 12:09 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: In the Friday, October 2, edition of The Gleaner, Peter Espeut raised some very important points for both political parties to consider in light of the dramatic COVID-19 spread after nomination day and the general election on...

Published:Saturday | October 3, 2020 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: It is unquestionable that teachers promote the best habits of independent thought and learning in pursuit of excellence. Teachers work tirelessly within and outside the school boundaries to meet the ever-changing demands of...

Published:Saturday | October 3, 2020 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I am not the only one who is confused about what to do after the 14-day quarantine time expires. I recently returned home from the US and I am not pleased with the system after I did my quarantine time. When I arrived at the...

Published:Friday | October 2, 2020 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The Government of Jamaica’s policy of tax write-offs was overhauled in 2013 as part of the first suite of staff level structural benchmarks agreed with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) under the Extended Fund Facility....

Published:Friday | October 2, 2020 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I was amazed at Prime Minister Andrew Holness assuring the public that the COVID-19 vaccine would be covered by the Government. Let’s be realistic. If something so vitally important is supported by the Government, more people...

Published:Friday | October 2, 2020 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The Rusea’s High School family is mourning the loss of one of their brightest former daCosta stars in Warren ‘Jah’ McDonald. Our favoured son perished in an accident on the Point main road in the vicinity of the Grand...

Published:Thursday | October 1, 2020 | 12:14 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Commendations to the Government for the transparency it has shown in the management of COVID-19, especially in the first stages of the pandemic. We, however, need more concrete information on the way forward as community spread...

Published:Thursday | October 1, 2020 | 12:13 AM

With the resumption of classes less than a week away, children are preparing for new modes of learning. The Government said classes will be delivered online, through radio and television, and printed materials. Are you satisfied with this approach...

Published:Thursday | October 1, 2020 | 12:11 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I am writing this letter as a concerned member of the Jamaican retail industry. I would like to draw your attention to the duty concessions being given to individuals when they shop online and import items up to US$50,...

Published:Thursday | October 1, 2020 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: THE ELECTORAL Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) and the Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) note with regret the death of former Electoral Commissioner Dr Donald Keith Duncan. Dr Duncan was appointed a nominated commissioner in 2010 and...

Published:Wednesday | September 30, 2020 | 12:11 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: It is no secret that our local Premier League is one that is filled with talent. However, talent without execution is worth less than table salt. If the talent that we have cannot effectively be presented to the right persons,...

Published:Wednesday | September 30, 2020 | 12:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: For over 15 years, the roads in Content district in St Catherine have been in a terrible state. The residents are crying in desperation for them to be fixed, as they have to walk miles to their houses because taxis are unable...

Published:Wednesday | September 30, 2020 | 12:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: For those who are unfamiliar with the term ‘transhumanism’, this is defined as ‘the belief or theory that the human race can evolve beyond its current physical and mental limitations, especially by means of science and...

Published:Wednesday | September 30, 2020 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Motorists – from taxi and bus drivers to private vehicle owners – are becoming increasingly selfish and have little or no care for pedestrians. Their behaviour is appalling and unacceptable. Can you imagine a motorist driving up...

Published:Wednesday | September 30, 2020 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: A cursory analysis of the governance in Jamaica in general, and the Andrew Holness administration in particular, leads to a worrisome pattern of authority that needs to be highlighted. In 2019, the three-judge panel of the...

Published:Tuesday | September 29, 2020 | 12:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The People’s National Party’s (PNP) presidential race is in full speed and there are some very bright people in the fray. The forerunners are Damion Crawford, Peter Bunting, Julian Robinson, Mikael Phillips, Phillip Paulwell,...

Published:Tuesday | September 29, 2020 | 12:09 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I am writing as a concerned citizen regarding my recent travel experience. On August 13, 2020, I travelled to Florida on business and spent two weeks there. Prior to my return, being very aware of the new travel policies, I...

Published:Tuesday | September 29, 2020 | 12:09 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I am writing with reference to the article in The Gleaner titled ”Police Federation laments FLA’s (Firearm Licensing Authority’s) decision to deny several cops gun permits.” The FLA has been in the spotlight for more than...

Published:Tuesday | September 29, 2020 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has, among other things, highlighted the disparities in access to Internet and Web-based education. This is particularly concerning since COVID-19 has led to a significant shift to online...

Published:Monday | September 28, 2020 | 12:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: It is with great sadness that I write this letter to the editor and also to my Anglican family. I was browsing my Facebook page and saw the heartbreaking news of Rev Larius Lewis, priest and rector of St Paul’s Anglican Church...

Published:Monday | September 28, 2020 | 12:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: This is a statement on behalf of Dr Andrew Wheatley. The Supreme Court will not hinder Dr Wheatley’s application for the declarations he is seeking but says that the member of Parliament does not need its permission to proceed...

Published:Monday | September 28, 2020 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: It is with profound sadness and deep regret that the media sector marks the passing of Wenty Bowen, outstanding journalist and Caribbean scholar. I came to know of Wenty’s work as a journalist and photographer during his time...

Published:Monday | September 28, 2020 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: As an island surrounded by the Caribbean Sea, it is sad to see the constant water problems that Jamaica faces. Desalination needs to be looked at if we are to move forward as a country. Jamaica is the fifth-largest island in...

Published:Saturday | September 26, 2020 | 12:09 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted trial by jury as the wheels of justice turn even slower. The importance of trial by a ‘jury of one’s peers’, however, cannot be overstated, as it is one of the cornerstones of fairness in any...

Published:Saturday | September 26, 2020 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The Uchence Wilson Gang members who were released by Chief Justice Bryan Sykes due to an alleged violation of their fundamental rights, might be a step in the right direction. This is why I could not endorse bench trials,...

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