Mon | Nov 11, 2019

Letters

Published:Monday | November 11, 2019 | 12:22 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The issue of night noise is a public health emergency! How can we speak about Jamaica as the choice to live, work, raise families and do business when there is a cavalier attitude regarding night noise? Is it too much to expect...

Published:Monday | November 11, 2019 | 12:22 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: George S. Garwood, professor of world religions, in his letter to The Gleaner on November 8, 2019, on ‘God and gays in Jamaica’, was, as all the others have been, weak because they are illogical and some, including his, have been...

Published:Monday | November 11, 2019 | 12:22 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: It was about a week ago that I learnt of the passing of Renford Pinnock, Sr. I had been wondering what became of him, as I no longer live in his parish. I saw him for the first time in 1964 or 1965. It was a Saturday morning. I...

Published:Monday | November 11, 2019 | 12:22 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: As Jamaica law enforcement struggles to modernise their services with the use of technology, motorists have now been introduced to a new initiative – an app to allow police to check their records. The app doesn’t work! My...

Published:Saturday | November 9, 2019 | 12:27 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: In regard to a recent complaint from Jerome Waite about the effect of the tight schedule of the schoolboy football on his Charlie Smith team, I decided to put forward my idea. ISSA sets certain requirements for students to...

Published:Saturday | November 9, 2019 | 12:25 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: At Sunday’s launch of Proven REIT’s new development, I made reference to Starbucks’ lattes in comparison to the affordability of apartments. In hindsight, I recognise that it was a flippant and inappropriate remark, and I...

Published:Saturday | November 9, 2019 | 12:23 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: It amazes me how in this country oftentimes most Jamaicans are quick to make assumptions without any form of facts, easily accept propaganda as accurate and accept malicious statements as factual when it negatively affects...

Published:Saturday | November 9, 2019 | 12:22 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The late and extremely missed Wilmot Perkins referred to the University of the West Indies as an intellectual ghetto. Many rebuked him for doing so, but few evaluated the truth of his statement. Though the institution’s business...

Published:Saturday | November 9, 2019 | 12:21 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Please allow the National Water Commission (NWC) to respond to the letter published on Wednesday, November 6 regarding water supply to a property on Upper Sandringham Avenue (off Eastwood Park Road in Half-Way Tree, St Andrew) by...

Published:Friday | November 8, 2019 | 1:17 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Does God despise and condemn those in the LGBT community and those who engage in certain sexual practices and gender relationships that many people deem shameful, sinful, and inappropriate? Now, there are many countries, both...

Published:Friday | November 8, 2019 | 12:46 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: My then fiancée and I awoke on the morning of July 21, 2018, our wedding day, to the horrible news that her father, Whittington Cole, had earlier succumbed to wounds occasioned by vicious dogs. He had gone for a walk, shortly...

Published:Friday | November 8, 2019 | 12:45 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The Supreme Court declared the National Identification legislation ‘unconstitutional’, but the decision must not be perceived as a requiem. The outcome should serve as a wake-up call for Prime Minister Andrew Holness, who has...

Published:Friday | November 8, 2019 | 12:44 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The Jamaica Olympic Association regrets the passing of Olympian Michael Fray in circumstances that remind us of our very mortality. His achievements in athletics at the national and international levels are well known, and,...

Published:Thursday | November 7, 2019 | 12:50 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: He filmed nature and humanity with laser vision and a conviction that through the mortal eye we can create immortal images. Franklyn St Juste was a film-maker’s dream, for the expression of his art went beyond man-made lens...

Published:Thursday | November 7, 2019 | 12:49 AM

State Minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Alando Terrelonge, says Jamaica is blessed with young people who can drive the island’s transition to a developed country. “You are wired to the world, and you have information,...

Published:Thursday | November 7, 2019 | 12:49 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Feelings of trepidation surged through my body upon reading the Gleaner article, ‘Baby Moses still in hospital’. Her rescue, not from a high of grass strands upon the Nile River, but from the low of a pit latrine in Cox Piece,...

Published:Thursday | November 7, 2019 | 12:47 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I thought prolonged and frequent power cuts were a thing of the past, but, of late, the Jamaica Public Service Company seems to be in a nostalgic mood and is, seemingly, trying to recapture and revive some of what it used to be...

Published:Thursday | November 7, 2019 | 12:47 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The vulnerable among us include the young, old, the physical and mentally challenged. May we all see the need to pay keen attention to their needs and aim to care for them accordingly. As such, I am truly heartened to see a...

Published:Wednesday | November 6, 2019 | 12:26 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I am seeking assistance with a burning issue with the National Water Commission (NWC). We have been without regular water on Upper Sandringham Avenue (off Eastwood Park Road in Half-Way Tree, St Andrew) since December last year...

Published:Wednesday | November 6, 2019 | 12:26 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Many Jamaicans seem to have transferred the trust and confidence they reposed in the State to protect them from criminal elements to vicious dogs that keep them alert and guard their property 24/7. The problem with this is that...

Published:Wednesday | November 6, 2019 | 12:25 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Normally if you talk about transforming a two into a 10, it’s a very good thing. Not so here! Despite the LGBTTTIIMZ lobby grabbing 10 letters from the alphabet, they certainly do not represent 10 per cent of the population, as...

Published:Tuesday | November 5, 2019 | 12:33 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Ms Eloise Brunners wrote a letter to the editor recently to say that Patois is a language created by our ancestors during the most horrendous crimes ever committed against humanity in the history of humankind, namely, the...

Published:Tuesday | November 5, 2019 | 12:33 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Being advised by the US Embassy that one’s visa has been revoked is never a good thing and, truth be told, is quite embarrassing, even when the specific reason for the revocation is shrouded in mystery. One thing that’s known...

Published:Tuesday | November 5, 2019 | 12:32 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: In his column ‘Mandatory military service’ published in yesterday’s Gleaner, Mr Ronald Thwaites put forward a great idea. In my day, we had cadets and Boy Scouts and it seemed to work, at least for me. However, with the...

Published:Tuesday | November 5, 2019 | 12:31 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The image of our dearly beloved Jamaica has taken a huge body blow over the past several weeks. As a concerned Jamaican, I am left bewildered as to how the country will hold up against imploding with so many acts of alleged...

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