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NOTE-WORTHY - Kudos to Bartlett

Published:Friday | April 30, 2010 | 12:00 AM

  • Kudos to Bartlett

On behalf of the members of the Jamaica Rent-A-Car Association, I write to publicly convey the sector's appreciation to Minister of Tourism Ed Bartlett and his team at the Tourism Ministry for the effort that they have been making to make the winter tourist season successful.

In the face of the global recession, our members have seen a welcomed increase in our sector that commenced in December and which has continued up to the present time.

We offer our sincerest congratulations to the minister and his entire team for their dedication and hard work in this achievement.

William McCalla, President, Jamaica Rent-A-Car Association

  • New Haven in the dark

On Wednesday April 28, residents of sections of New Haven had the unpleasant experience of being without electricity from before 11 a.m. until after 5 p.m., when electricity was restored for an hour, only to be withdrawn again by 6:30 p.m. The electricity was restored two hours later.

This was the second power outage affecting sections of the community since the start of the week. The first occurred on Monday.

These frequent power outages are becoming a nuisance; for one, only a particular section of the community seems to be affected and two, these occurrences have been happening for years. At one point, it could easily be predicted that there would be at least two power outages lasting upwards of two hours at least twice a week - on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Now these outages are lasting for almost an entire day, and are happening almost on a daily basis.

We are therefore calling on JPS to shed some light on the situation for the paying customers of New Haven. We are tired of being left in the dark.

Nataskie Bennett, New Haven, Kingston 20

  • Sincere or political motive?

When since has the People's National Party (PNP) become such a defender of the US? To me it's a recent and hollow convenience. What desperate political manifestation. You don't have to believe me, check the records - 1970s onwards.

Where is the manifestation of a fall-out in respect of Jamaica with the US? Is this some wishful thinking? I am sure I saw Bruce Golding addressing some American officials a week ago. Jamaicans including the minister of sports went to the Penn Relays last week and was there with a Jamaican contingent. There was President Obama congratulating Anthony Johnson as he departed Washington as ambassador this week.

So what if negative articles are posted in magazines? Jamaicans are everywhere in this world, and we are either PNP or JLP, so we (especially the PNP) can get any article in any papers.

John Blake, johnny.blake45@yahoo.com