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Letters

Published:Monday | September 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I am appalled by the news that this Holness-led administration is prepared to even consider working (yet again) with apartheid Israel.Doing deals with Israel, especially given the hardening of attitudes against Palestinians by the...

Published:Monday | September 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:'Scotia Group reports hefty profit growth' (TVJ News, September 14, 2018).'Transport operators demand fare increase - Seek 100 per cent raise amid steep operating costs' Gleaner, September 18, 2018.'The real golden rule is: The man...

Published:Monday | September 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I have noted the statement published in the Jamaica Observer on Friday, September 21, 2018 from the member of parliament for Central Clarendon, Minister Mike Henry, regarding the persistent problem of flooding in the town of May Pen....

Published:Saturday | September 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Noise nuisance is a form of torture. Jamaica is an island with homes strung out along busy roads. At midnight, 2 a.m. or 4 a.m., truck and bus drivers frequently toot their horns for extended periods, even when few or no other...

Published:Saturday | September 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I find Maurice Tomlinson's letter published in The Gleaner on September 18, 2018, to be riddled with contradictions and misconceptions.There are hundreds of thousands of believers all over the world who have chosen to turn from a...

Published:Saturday | September 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:On Wednesday, September 19, 2018, an article written by me titled 'Sagicor slashes insurance benefits' was published in this newspaper. Since the publication of the article, Sagicor and the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service...

Published:Saturday | September 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I am profoundly disheartened by our society's callous indifference to the plight of disabled Jamaicans. In Jamaica, a disproportionate number of persons with disabilities have limited or virtually no access to basic amenities and...

Published:Friday | September 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The ban on styrofoam, single-use plastic bags and other plastic items as of January 2019 is a move in the right direction and should be supported by all and sundry.These bags are built from non-biodegradable materials that are...

Published:Friday | September 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Reference is being made to the article 'UTech the poor cousins' published on Monday, September 17, 2018. Ronald Thwaites' desire to double "the output of tertiary training facilities of high calibre before 2030" might prove...

Published:Friday | September 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I commend the Government and stakeholders, spearheaded by the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA), for implementing a ban on single-use plastic bags, plastic straws and styrofoam products, effective January 1, 2019.I'm...

Published:Friday | September 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:On September 17, 2018, the legal team of Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) obtained five binding orders from the Supreme Court against the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) for illegally denying parents of an infant child...

Published:Friday | September 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I have noted the prime minister's pronouncement regarding a 68 per cent decrease in murders and shootings as a result of the state of emergency in St Catherine North, which has been extended to January 2, 2019. Good news!However, I...

Published:Thursday | September 20, 2018 | 12:17 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:We are currently in the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season and the membership of Young People Advocating Change organisation is alarmed that we are now midway the season, and some very important authorities are seemingly fast asleep.We...

Published:Thursday | September 20, 2018 | 12:17 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I write to provide what I feel is the necessary clarification to a story published on the front page of The Gleaner, September 18, 2018, related to the ban on plastics.There are two major points which must be clarified and...

Published:Thursday | September 20, 2018 | 12:11 AM

The Editor, Sir:Many-time Festival Song winner, Eric Donaldson - a successful reggae icons - wrote this festival entry song some years go, that was not selected as the winning song: "All we need is love, love is all we need, love." That is true...

Published:Thursday | September 20, 2018 | 12:11 AM

The Editor Sir:Sometime ago, through this medium, I wrote an article entitled 'Free healthcare for the needy'. In that letter, I pointed out that given the constant depleting source of national income and a shrinking economy, this programme was not...

Published:Thursday | September 20, 2018 | 12:11 AM

The editor, SirThe Human Resource Management Association of Jamaica (HRMAJ), following a survey of its members and people managers affiliated with the association, has found an increase in lateness from employees across various industries, since the...

Published:Wednesday | September 19, 2018 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Dear Mr Prime Minister,In a game of chess, they say if you control the centre, you are most likely to win the game.When Audley Shaw was the minister of finance, he had a clear, understandable and unambiguous strategy. His focus was...

Published:Wednesday | September 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I am really beginning to wonder if Andrew Holness is serious about governance and stemming corruption in Jamaica.When Mr Holness was sworn in as prime minister, he promised that he would be new and different, demanding transparency...

Published:Wednesday | September 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The reports of horrific dog attacks leading to tragic loss of life on public roads in Jamaica are a cause for great concern. These attacks are evidence of a growing cultural belief that it is not enough to own a dog to alert to a...

Published:Wednesday | September 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Last Wednesday, I was presented with an upgraded offer from Sagicor Life Jamaica in relation to the health insurance coverage subsidised by the Government of Jamaica for workers employed in the public service.The new offer has some...

Published:Wednesday | September 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:On Saturday, September 15, thousands of Jamaicans turned out to clean Jamaica's beaches on International Coastal Clean-up Day. Two days later, torrential rain from the remnants of Tropical Storm Isaac has undoubtedly undone their...

Published:Wednesday | September 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I welcome the ban on (some) plastics and styrofoam! This is not just an environmental issue. When plastics and styrofoam contaminate our soil, rivers and marine areas, they are also contaminating our food source. Styrene and...

Published:Wednesday | September 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I am writing in response to your Gleaner Editors' Forum story published on September 18, 2018 ('National Council on Education will not be revamped'), regarding the Jamaica Teachers' Association's (JTA) pronouncement about the...

Published:Tuesday | September 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I recently had the opportunity to read the republication of Peter Espeut's first official column in The Gleaner, 'Lean and mawgah government', in February this year.I wonder if he has thought to revisit the same subject with...

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