Tue | Dec 18, 2018

Letters

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

THE EDITOR, Sir:Anyone who has not been disturbed by the horrendous spate of crime and violence in Jamaica is either fast asleep and needs to be awakened, or is ready to be moved out by the undertakers.The Jamaica Government Pensioners Association (...

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

THE EDITOR, Sir:The name 'Las May' has grown synonymous with satire and embodies laughter, that therapy we Jamaicans prescribe so as to, in the parlance of Miss Lou, "tek kin teet and kibba heart bun".As one who appreciates the visual, I scamper,...

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

THE EDITOR, Sir:'Myself as a kite', 'Myself as a pencil' and 'Myself as a car'. Those were some of the essays I wrote in primary school. I have come to appreciate those days. We had no computer, no Internet, or cell phones, but our imaginative and...

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

THE EDITOR, Sir:Making big decisions is often difficult. But sometimes we have to go against the tide and do it anyway. We make the first step because we know it is the right thing to do.This December marks the one-year anniversary of President...

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

THE EDITOR, Sir:Gordon Robinson, in his column of Sunday, December 16, 2018, titled 'Rescued from the brink', was absolutely foolish in stating that abrogating human rights to fight crime causes more serious problems. It is stupid analysis in this...

Published:Monday | December 17, 2018 | 11:12 PMGordon Robinson

THE EDITOR, Sir:Where is the regard for the decent and law-abiding proprietors who struggle to pay their maintenance and are being asked to pay more because facilities must be provided and enjoyed by all owners, whether they pay or not?Where is the...

Published:Monday | December 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I have a general dislike for the People's National Party (PNP), my reasons being many. They are too corrupt, they usually make a dismal government, they put party over country, and their members acts like they own Jamaica.Make no...

Published:Monday | December 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I would like to convey my gratitude and commend the Opposition for having voted against the renewing of the states of emergency (SOEs). Thank the Lord, finally, good sense has prevailed.Our marginalised youths who are most prone to be hauled away...

Published:Monday | December 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:First, why does crime control in Jamaica not follow the acknowledged problem-solving protocol?1. Identify and define the problem using scientific data with comparison to external parties suffering from the same problem.2. Using...

Published:Monday | December 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:In his December 16, 2018, column, Mark Wignall said that the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) needs to learn to win big.But let me remind him that this is People's National Party (PNP) country.Most of the middle class support the JLP, but...

Published:Saturday | December 15, 2018 | 12:56 AMMark Hylton

THE EDITOR, Sir: Jamaica has had a long, chequered and appalling history of suppression of crime strategies. In this conundrum, many young men have died unnecessarily or have been incarcerated. Oftentimes, the possession of a ganja spliff was...

Published:Saturday | December 15, 2018 | 12:45 AMMaurice Tomlinson

THE EDITOR, Sir: If a heterosexual couple wants to join the nearly 40 per cent of their colleagues and try anal intercourse, they will likely just do it. However, our parliamentarians want the public to know about, and approve of, this...

Published:Saturday | December 15, 2018 | 12:38 AMGarfield Whyte

THE EDITOR, Sir: Driving through Liguanea and Papine is extremely treacherous. Let’s start at the Hope Road entrance for Sovereign heading towards Matilda’s Corner. The taxis stop to pick up and let off passengers at that Sovereign...

Published:Saturday | December 15, 2018 | 12:14 AMGlenn Tucker

THE EDITOR, Sir: State Minister Pearnel Charles Jr has expressed condolences to loved ones of British-Jamaican hairdresser Karen Cleary-Brown, who was recently murdered. So, too, has Percival LaTouche, head of the Jamaica Association for the...

Published:Friday | December 14, 2018 | 12:21 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:A gasp emanated from the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) meeting on Petrojam recently when the chief internal auditor stated that she was barred by Petrojam managers from conducting an audit of the state oil refinery. I can't say I...

Published:Friday | December 14, 2018 | 12:17 AMShanique Ebanks

THE EDITOR, Sir:This is an open letter to the Opposition.As I listen to the proceedings of Parliament on Tuesday, December 13, 2018, I am appalled at the unanimous decision made by you not to support the extension of the states of emergency across...

Published:Friday | December 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Having trust and confidence in the police will not solve Jamaica's crime problem significantly. Having good relationships with the police and armed forces in certain communities will not bring down crime.There is a gun trade that is...

Published:Friday | December 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:It is with a deep sense of insecurity and disbelief that I communicate my disappointment with the Opposition. How could they, in good conscience, vote against extending the state of emergency in St James?Lives have been spared....

Published:Friday | December 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I am very disappointed with the stance taken by the People's National Party (PNP) as it relates to voting to end the state of public emergency. I am absolutely livid!This action represents outright disregard for the lives of...

Published:Friday | December 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The Opposition, in withdrawing its support for an extension of the current states of emergency, displayed tremendous courage given the circumstances and the anticipated political fallout.Some will argue that the decision was one of...

Published:Thursday | December 13, 2018 | 12:53 AM

The Editor, Sir: It is of paramount importance that we develop a reliable and effective system to minimise the risk of food-borne disease outbreaks to protect our Jamaican citizens. Food safety is an important facet of public health and also an...

Published:Thursday | December 13, 2018 | 12:45 AM

  The Editor, Sir: Christmas, once a tradition passed down to the Christianised slaves from their slave masters, has interwoven itself into the very fabric of Jamaica's culture. Many associate Christmas with the infant child Saviour who...

Published:Thursday | December 13, 2018 | 12:30 AM

  The Editor, Sir: Every day, for the past several years, at least one chartered plane carrying U.S. soldiers heading home from active duty in Iraq and Afghanistan has touched down at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson airport. And for every...

Published:Thursday | December 13, 2018 | 12:09 AM

  The Editor, Sir: Things appear to us the way we look at them. Our impressions and conclusions are clouded or influenced by our experiences, knowledge or expertise and expectations. Byron Wilson in the Gleaner’s ‘Letter of The Day...

Published:Wednesday | December 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I write in response to an article published in The Gleaner on December 6, 2018, titled 'Whose lives matter more?'. The writer seems clearly and understandably despondent and frustrated at Jamaica's unacceptable crime rate and the...

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