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Letters

Published:Saturday | December 3, 2022 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: A large percentage of the number of road fatalities involves motorcyclists. The logical thing to do to reduce the numbers, therefore, would be to focus attention on the motorcycles on our roads. Upwards of 90 per cent of...

Published:Saturday | December 3, 2022 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I am writing with reference to the letter published on November 30, titled ‘Should Christians be involved with politics?’ What would Christ have said about ‘Christians’ who, as a good example, seemingly unconditionally support...

Published:Saturday | December 3, 2022 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) takes note of Mark Trought’s letter to the editor published in The Gleaner of Monday, November 28 on the use of the word “unlimited” in the advertising of certain offers to customers by...

Published:Friday | December 2, 2022 | 12:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I would like to highlight a great injustice being done on the citizens by the banking institutions. I consider this to be ‘legalised criminality’. In 2018, I opened a bank account for my daughter in order to encourage her to...

Published:Friday | December 2, 2022 | 12:08 AM

‘NHT has no business building $30m units’ This conversation and proposal is long overdue, esp given the mandate of NHT. Instead of throwing a tantrum about SOE, implement a workable and realistic solution for housing for every income bracket....

Published:Friday | December 2, 2022 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Gaslighting has been chosen as Merriam-Webster Dictionary’s word of the year. Defined as: “the act or practice of grossly misleading someone especially for one’s own advantage”, it is derived from a 1944 movie Gaslight, it...

Published:Thursday | December 1, 2022 | 12:09 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: For too long, Jamaicans have underestimated the seriousness of mental illness. Children and adults alike often poke fun at ‘mad people’ as they roam the streets. They give them names that are deemed to be funny and shout at...

Published:Thursday | December 1, 2022 | 12:09 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Re: Shepherd: Jamaica has grounds to press wealthy UK MP for reparations I am so impressed by the work of The University of the West Indies so far, with pressing for reparations. I am also hoping that CARICOM can become...

Published:Thursday | December 1, 2022 | 12:09 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I read in The Gleaner dated November 28, 2022, where Minister Delroy Chuck has asked the public to use restorative justice to solve problems without reverting to violence and not to clog up the court system. I must state I have...

Published:Thursday | December 1, 2022 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: It is quite unfortunate that the entire focus regarding the perennial migration of our educators was on teachers, and that the psychological impact on students was not included in discussions. One cannot logically argue against...

Published:Wednesday | November 30, 2022 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Crisis Management don’t appear to be related at first glance, but the latest blunder by ZIP FM is a great case study for how interconnected the two concepts, by nature, are and must be....

Published:Wednesday | November 30, 2022 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Can someone who professes Christianity and who faithfully upholds the creeds of the Bible appropriately share in the nation’s politics? Can he actually be a guiding light to the State and the moral voice of society? Invariably,...

Published:Tuesday | November 29, 2022 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The article in The Sunday Gleaner titled ‘Interfaith is the way of the future’ by Baba Heru Ishakamusa Menelik is as fuzzy as it is novel. According to the dictionary, interfaith is defined as “relating to or between different...

Published:Tuesday | November 29, 2022 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: On November 14 the human population reached eight billion. This population growth has been fuelled by the ever-increasing life expectancy, declining infant and maternal mortality, progress in medicine, and public health....

Published:Tuesday | November 29, 2022 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: On a recent visit to a leading patty establishment in Kingston, I noticed that the prices of patties have increased – from $240 to $250. I am not sure what is the justification for this latest upward movement in price. What I am...

Published:Monday | November 28, 2022 | 12:05 AM

Holness questions Opposition’s motives for blocking SOE extension “@AndrewHolnessJM, just call another one. If you don’t, then you both are playing politics with people lives. This back and forth is becoming very nauseating. If you really mean...

Published:Monday | November 28, 2022 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Globalisation and the information revolution have led to new avenues for illegal and unethical practices. The interconnected nature of the Internet and networked computers makes invisible data gathering, monitoring and sharing...

Published:Monday | November 28, 2022 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I discovered it first on FLOW and I called their support team and was told that they defined ‘unlimited’ in my plan as being limited to a certain amount of text messages. Then I was told by someone that Digicel has a similar ‘...

Published:Saturday | November 26, 2022 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The recent announcement by Prime Minister Andrew Holness that murder offence could attract 30 years penalty has caused consternation among some members of the legal fraternity. They must be reminded of the fact that those who...

Published:Saturday | November 26, 2022 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: This is with reference to the editorial titled ‘Rich countries morally obliged to pay’ published on Wednesday, November 23. While climate change and its consequences have been extensively documented, not much is said about a...

Published:Saturday | November 26, 2022 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The redesigned Jamaican banknotes are a sight to behold, but their value remains relatively insignificant. It was announced earlier this year that printing the new Jamaican banknotes would cost the Bank of Jamaica more than $1...

Published:Saturday | November 26, 2022 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I write to express my chagrin at the multiple states of emergency (SOEs) recently declared by the Government. I listened with heaviness of heart to Prime Minister Andrew Holness and the Commissioner of Police, Major General...

Published:Saturday | November 26, 2022 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Cordiality, camaraderie and civility are sadly lacking in and outside of Jamaica’s Parliament. The disrespectful, behaviour that ensues during parliamentary sittings and on political platforms is cringeworthy, unsettling and...

Published:Friday | November 25, 2022 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: It is very sad and hurting that most women in Zimbabwe are being exploited sexually, and moreover silenced. There has been an unprecedented increase in the levels of violence against women and President Mnangagwa’s government is...

Published:Friday | November 25, 2022 | 12:06 AM

$30b prison on table – Developer floats pricey proposal; DBJ to assess project viability “Another high-security prison is needed but not on the island, [but] on one of our cays, similar to Rikers Island. This prison should NOT be built by a...

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