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Letters

Published:Tuesday | January 23, 2018 | 12:04 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:A letter writer in your publication of January 17 said that if one wanted to be treated with respect, one should not dress like a whore. This was in reference to the protesters who dressed in black at the Golden Globe Awards.Whores...

Published:Tuesday | January 23, 2018 | 12:03 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:We were ready to demonstrate with some people because the president of the United States of America referred to Haiti and Africa as "s***hole" countries. We were livid and showed our disgust at his apparent display of disrespect for...

Published:Tuesday | January 23, 2018 | 12:03 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:My calls for a safe pair of hands like Dr Christopher Tufton's for commissioner of police have been getting some resistance. According to some folks, why would you put your best player in such a position, worse if he's leadership...

Published:Tuesday | January 23, 2018 | 12:03 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I've been reading various editorials and articles in The Gleaner about crime, and I find your overall commentary to be more balanced and insightful than that of the other newspaper. Keep up the good work.Last year, while attending a...

Published:Tuesday | January 23, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:According to Farrant (1980), "Education describes the total process of human learning by which knowledge is imparted, faculties trained, and skills developed" (p. 18). Is our education system actually there? Yes, with each revolving...

Published:Monday | January 22, 2018 | 11:10 PMGordon Robinson

THE EDITOR, Sir:First, let me say from the start that I am protesting on behalf of a female healthcare assistant who is very closely related to me.As most of us know, the Golden Age Home, in Vineyard Town, is a residence for seniors. I am not sure...

Published:Monday | January 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I note the robust security forces' response to the high levels of murders committed in the parish of St James. This response is to be welcomed and encouraged. I note also that this response has come under the umbrella of a state of...

Published:Monday | January 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The state of emergency declared by Andrew Holness on Thursday should have come on stream a long time ago. Will this stop the murder spree? No.I think a state of emergency needs to be announced across the entire island. I understand...

Published:Monday | January 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Public-sector workers have, within the scope of our economic circumstances, subjected themselves to sacrifices in support of the national interest. This fact is incontrovertible.It is against this backdrop that they would find...

Published:Monday | January 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The declaration of a state of emergency is welcome, but the solution cannot be simplified by mantras like 'getting the guns', or through short-term operations or campaigns.Psychiatrists, in treating diseases, use what is termed the...

Published:Saturday | January 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:St James is under siege by criminals who seem prepared to not go down without a fight in response to the State's crackdown on their illicit activities. However, the security forces should not be deterred and ought to ramp up their...

Published:Saturday | January 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:A few weeks ago, my Jamaica-born husband and I decided to take our family to Bath Fountain during a short trip to visit his relatives in St Thomas. We had heard about the 'natural' fountain, erroneously thinking it was a regulated...

Published:Saturday | January 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:This year's Grammy Awards will get a lot of attention in the reggae category. I commend the nominees, but having listened to the albums, Chronixx's Chronology stands out in terms of artistry. It is the epitome of what reggae music is...

Published:Saturday | January 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Why is it that the leaders of Jamaica's two major political parties, Andrew Holness and Peter Phillips two bright, hard-working and patriotic Jamaicans - seemingly only unite and act cordially towards one another whenever a Jamaican...

Published:Friday | January 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Minister of National Security Robert Montague has been placed in a handcuffs as a result of the national crime problem. With Jamaica desperate for a solution, and with the law-enforcement authorities coming under such immense...

Published:Friday | January 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:At present, I am scared to travel within Montego Bay. I feel like a hostage in my own town. Stoplights and traffic pileups exacerbate the nightmare because you don't know when violence will explode, killing even innocent bystanders....

Published:Friday | January 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:After more than 1,700 years of costly blunders, one should be forgiven for thinking that leaders of the modern Christian Church would spare no effort in ensuring that their doctrines and practices are consistent with the written Word...

Published:Friday | January 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I am a Trinidadian and I wholly support the action taken by Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness. I hope and pray that my country's prime minister, Keith Rowley, takes the same action with the crime and violence taking place in...

Published:Friday | January 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The prime minister must put on his 'big boy' pants and declare martial law.Jamaica needs to increase penalties for illegal gun possession, offer appealing rewards for turning in an illegal weapon, and do random house-searching of...

Published:Friday | January 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:My landline went down last week Thursday. I called FLOW and got an appointment for a technician to visit on Monday. Nobody came, nobody called. I called and was assured someone would come on Tuesday. same rubbish. Wednesday and...

Published:Friday | January 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Please allow me to bring to the attention of Transport Minister Mike Henry, the Transport Authority, and various taxi associations the practice of scamming being perpetuated by the so-called legal coaster and minibus operators who...

Published:Thursday | January 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:It's said, and rightly, so, that, "reading maketh the man". If there were one Jamaican who was the very personification of that phrase, it was the late giant of journalism and critical thinker, par excellence, Ian Boyne. With over 4,...

Published:Thursday | January 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:With Member of Parliament, Derrick Smith submitting his resignation, it means that we will soon have to endure another by-election. Given that there was a lot of drama that surrounded the eligibility of Shane Alexis in the most...

Published:Thursday | January 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:With the level of coldness and disregard that criminals in present day Jamaica show towards the rule of law, it would seem that our beloved island has transformed into our very own, free-to-watch John Wayne movie. Many see it as a...

Published:Thursday | January 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The increase in crime is of concern to everyone. Recently, the American government issued a travel advisory about travelling to Jamaica. The solution to crime is not expensive. We do not need a lot of resources as people may say.Let'...

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