Tue | Jun 19, 2018

Letters

Published:Tuesday | June 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:While I am lauding the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) for its new approach and zeal with the advent of the esteemed Major General Antony Anderson to the top post, I'm forced to condemn the actions of some members. Some policemen in...

Published:Tuesday | June 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I'm somewhat puzzled and concerned after realising that National Integrity Action (NIA) has been somewhat distant and silent regarding the whole Manchester Municipal Corporation scandal.Millions of dollars unaccounted for but no NIA...

Published:Tuesday | June 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Are we really benefiting from tourism? According to Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett, 30 per cent of every dollar stays in Jamaica. My question is, why has 70 per cent of every dollar gone overseas?I reside in the resort town of...

Published:Tuesday | June 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I am having a growing sense of unease about comments made by National Integrity Action (NIA) boss and anti-corruption campaigner Professor Trevor Munroe.In The Sunday Gleaner, in a story titled 'Punish Petrojam wrongdoers', the...

Published:Tuesday | June 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Allow me to vent my disgust at TVJ's coverage of the FIFA World Cup and its decision to exclude half of Jamaica from its coverage of early matches.On Friday and Monday morning, I switched on my television to watch the matches, only...

Published:Monday | June 18, 2018 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:In response to the letter entitled "Cops don't know what it means to serve", published on Saturday, June 16, 2018, we are at it again, finding every reason to chastise the service men and women.Here is an article in Jamaica's...

Published:Monday | June 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I am so upset with how we Jamaicans are treated by those immigration officers at the airport when we visit our families in Jamaica.I am a born Jamaican living in the United States for a number of years. I never forget my country and...

Published:Monday | June 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I read the article with nervousness and trepidation, but soon find myself agreeing with Lennie Little-White's view of religions.Like Mr Little-White, I was brought up a Presbyterian who believed that the 'white' Jesus will descend...

Published:Monday | June 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The EDITOR, Sir:Most European cities and some in the US had a terrorist attack over the last decade. Those cities are usually on high alert, but it happens. Imagine where there is no heightened security and terrorist profiling is not high on the...

Published:Saturday | June 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:There is a deadly and highly contagious disease on our streets called taximyelitis. It is a sickness caused by taxi drivers. You and your colleagues, I am positive, have seen this dreadful disease attacking honest, good, law-abiding...

Published:Saturday | June 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Much appreciation to Dr Michael Abrahams for his support, in his online Monday column, for nurses and their plea for better salaries and working conditions.It's very disappointing to know how employers continue to underestimate the...

Published:Saturday | June 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Last week I went to the Tastee in Papine to buy some lunch I saw two police officers, heavily armed I might add, ahead of me in the line. We all got through and got our lunches.As I was on my way out and both officers were in the...

Published:Saturday | June 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I write with reference to an article in the Jamaica Observer of June 14 headlined '$12M HR Manager'. The article quoted statements attributed to the general manager, which indicated, inter alia, that the previous HR manager was...

Published:Saturday | June 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I am still a bit confused by a letter to the editor in your newspaper titled 'Boot McNeill as tourism spokesman' (June 11, 2018) written by 'Upset Supporter'. The person is without a doubt a supporter of the People's National Party (...

Published:Friday | June 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Along with the proposal of using National Heroes Park as the location of the new Parliament building, yet another one of our major public green spaces is also not being used for the purpose it was originally intended. Hope Royal...

Published:Friday | June 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:We must give greater attention to the Jamaica Combined Cadet Force (JCCF), which might very well be the tool to maintain our social fabric.My time as a member of my high-school cadet unit was perhaps the most crucial time of my...

Published:Friday | June 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:In late April, I called the office of Central Manchester Member of Parliament Peter Bunting to make an appointment to see him. I was told that no appointment was made over the telephone and that I should come in with IDs. I was...

Published:Friday | June 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The controversial naming of the North-South leg of Highway 2000 in honour of Edward Seaga shows that political expediency has no boundaries of fair play, honesty and common sense.According to many unbiased Jamaicans, the naming of...

Published:Friday | June 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:As the abortion debate continues, I have heard, once again, calls for a referendum to decide on changes to ordinary legislation.I find this both curious and sinister, as referenda seem to be the go-to suggestion for all controversial...

Published:Friday | June 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Most Jamaicans are unaware of the role that they will have to play in preserving their health. While it's true that we currently have approximately 350 health centres islandwide, there is still a need for a radical change in how we...

Published:Thursday | June 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:In a column penned by Patria-Kaye Aarons in The Gleaner Wednesday June 13, Ms Aarons started off noting that Mr Delano Seiveright' s airline ticket to New York, on government business, was J$422,193. Unfortunately, through no fault...

Published:Thursday | June 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:My nephew took the Grade Six Achievement Test. He is 10 years old. He was placed in a non-tradition high school based on his performance.While I am not knocking his placement, which I know was performance driven, my grouse is that I...

Published:Thursday | June 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:A proud moment and one of tremendous significance in Jamaica's history. Yesterday, the North-South link of Highway 2000 was officially renamed after former Prime Minister Edward Seaga.A moment of great pride for the man himself and...

Published:Thursday | June 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The tourism portfolio within the Andrew Holness administration is one of the shining jewels that is the envy of the rest of the world.Since Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett took the helm of this portfolio, he has started the growth...

Published:Thursday | June 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:​This is an open letter to Gleaner columnist Patria-Kaye Aarons.I would like to ask a few questions regarding your commentary in The Gleaner dated June 13, 2018 and titled "Sky-high travel tragedy"...

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