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Letters

Published:Tuesday | July 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:THE UNITED Nations Children's Fund tells us that 2.6 million children (about Jamaica's population) died in their first month of birth (2016), a million of whom died on their first day.These latter deaths were predominantly caused by...

Published:Tuesday | July 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I write this letter to you after just reading about the parliamentary proceedings that involved the current NESOL boss who was revealed to have been convicted of drug trafficking 25 years ago.Mr Editor, I am unequivocally disgusted...

Published:Tuesday | July 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The recent furore about Krystal Tomlinson's pregnancy is not exactly occasioned by her unmarried status.The core truth of it all is that Krystal has, whether intentionally or not, exemplified much of what becoming a woman should be....

Published:Tuesday | July 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Assuming your letter writer 'Need to Know' (July 10, 2018) really needs to know about NIA:n Our constitution is our articles of association, which is available for public scrutiny at the Companies Office of Jamaica.n Our audited...

Published:Tuesday | July 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I read with dismay the letter titled 'Ruel Reid's arrogance', published on Thursday, July 12, 2018, in The Gleaner. That letter, in my opinion, was very unfair and biased.Senator Reid is a humble man from humble origins who had no...

Published:Monday | July 16, 2018 | 12:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Jamaica, Croatia and Japan all debuted at the 1998 World Cup and were drawn in Group H with two-time champions Argentina. Jamaica and Croatia were relatively new countries after both had declared independence from their previous...

Published:Monday | July 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:When was Lipton Matthews, prolific writer of diatribe against the pregnant Krystal Tomlinson, appointed the arbiter of morality and decency in Jamaica? The only illegitimate thing in this discussion is Lipton's arguments.Let us...

Published:Monday | July 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I declare that I am a satisfied KingAlarm customer and have been, for close to 10 years, using many of their services. I have found them efficient and professional and I particularly enjoy my interaction with their mobile security...

Published:Monday | July 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:It's a pity that Carolyn Warren's story of transformation has come to light only through the machinations of partisan one-upmanship.Politics aside, Warren's journey from a convict to the managing director of a state agency is an...

Published:Monday | July 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Regarding Peter Espeut's article ('Schools biased against boys') of July 13, 2018, I attended an all-boys Catholic school in Antigua from grades six to 12. This school outperformed every girls-only school on that island for many many...

Published:Saturday | July 14, 2018 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I can't see what Carolyn Warren's conviction for a crime 25 years ago has do with her becoming a managing director of a company today. This is the side of partisan politics that I will never support.What if a convict goes back to...

Published:Saturday | July 14, 2018 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I would like to first congratulate the People's National Party Youth Organisation (PNPYO) President Krystal Tomlinson and entertainer Moses 'Beenie Man' Davis on their pregnancy.However, I would like to also state that Ms Tomlinson...

Published:Saturday | July 14, 2018 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:On June 5, 2018, a group of us from the UK toured the Appleton Estate in St Elizabeth. The tour was professionally conducted. That is until the narrative about the plantation's history began to unfold. It started with a cute little...

Published:Saturday | July 14, 2018 | 12:04 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Britain is headed for the status of 'colony' to the European Union, Boris Johnson has warned, just hours after news broke of his resignation as foreign secretary, effective July 9, 2018."We are truly headed for the status of a colony...

Published:Friday | July 13, 2018 | 11:06 PM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I read with interest an article by Simone Morgan-Lindo titled 'A river to soothe the soul' in THE STAR of Monday, June 25, 2018.I am, however, puzzled as to the location of 'Miners River'.Clarendon has a major river, the Rio Minho (...

Published:Friday | July 13, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Increasingly, we are reading more articles in the Jamaican press in condemnation of the Bible, the Church, and Christians. Yet, whether living according to the virtues of the religion or no, biblical, Christian values are entrenched...

Published:Friday | July 13, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Over the years, I have become deeply concerned about yet another very dangerous practice occasioned by some motorists in how they react to sirens of approaching emergency service vehicles such as ambulances, police vehicles and fire...

Published:Friday | July 13, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Times have changed, and it's full time some of the writers who frequent local newspapers recognise this. In one day, four outdated perspectives descended on local newspapers like carrion crows to a fresh carcass.In response to the...

Published:Friday | July 13, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Permit me to respond to the unfortunate publication in this forum on July 10, 2018, 'Gleaner wrong to feature Beenie Man's babymama'.While I believe in freedom of expression, I believe it is rude for Lipton Matthews to disparagingly...

Published:Thursday | July 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The donation and personal visit made by Prime Minister Andrew Holness to Tahjay Rowe and his mother was a good and refreshing gesture, on his part. What is not a good and refreshing thing, however, is that, after the court saw it fit...

Published:Thursday | July 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Mr Ruel Reid's haughty responses to questions in interviews are not going unnoticed. With so many former information ministers/personnel having behaved in a similar manner, it leaves one to wonder whether such behaviours come with...

Published:Thursday | July 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The Gleaner, on Tuesday, published a story 'PNP: Cooperation could cease - Opposition demands firing of Wheatley or else ...' I honestly did not know what to make of the story. The opposition leader gave the prime minister an...

Published:Thursday | July 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:As news of the scandal-hit state agency Petrojam circulates, it is puzzling how such a young person like Floyd Grindley (age 38) was appointed general manager of Petrojam, Jamaica's state-run petroleum refinery. Amid the reports of...

Published:Thursday | July 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:In some ways, your letter dated Tuesday, July 10, hints of a couple of things and unlike Ms Tomlinson's appearance, those hints are quite unattractive. Your premise, though well intentioned no doubt, is revealing the ugly underbelly...

Published:Wednesday | July 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I solicit your assistance in ascertaining the present status of the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) pension payment for my wife and me. We both reside in the USA and we receive our NIS pension payment on a six-month basis.However, we...

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