Fri | Apr 26, 2019

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Published:Friday | April 26, 2019 | 12:36 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Note is taken of the Editorial comment in the Daily Gleaner (2019/04/22) regarding the reallocation of water from the National Irrigation Commission to the National Water Commission, in order to supply domestic water for proposed...

Published:Friday | April 26, 2019 | 12:35 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The recent ramblings uttered by the president of the PNPYO have brought into sharper focus how uninformed many are about the mainstream operations of the People’s National Party (PNP). After listening to the YO’s reason why deputy...

Published:Friday | April 26, 2019 | 12:14 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Many years ago, when the agro parks were established, I was excited, as it was expected to bring more structure to the farming sector. However, it never delivered, as the parks seemed to work in isolation, with little or no...

Published:Friday | April 26, 2019 | 12:14 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: "The streets aren't made for everyone and that's why they have the sidewalk" (Anonymous). It is the same way with the Parliament and I draw this parallel because of the constant bully behaviour of the Member of Parliament for West...

Published:Thursday | April 25, 2019 | 12:20 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Open letter to Prime Minister Andrew Holness: Forty million dollars was allocated initially in 2008 to the various constituencies through the Constituency Development Fund (CDF), when it started, but the allocation was not...

Published:Thursday | April 25, 2019 | 12:18 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Veteran journalist and lecturer, the very tolerant and easy-going Fae Ellington, who replaced long-standing host, the late Ian Boyne, on the personality TV show Profile, which is aired at 6:30 p.m. on Sundays on TVJ, is doing a...

Published:Thursday | April 25, 2019 | 12:17 AM

THE EDITOR, SIR: The outstanding life and illustrious career of Patrick Rousseau serves as a timely reminder of another giant who has truly made a monumental contribution to the advance of our nation in the spheres of law, institutional...

Published:Thursday | April 25, 2019 | 12:17 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Next month, the World Bank and International Financial Corporation will commence collection of data that will be evaluated for publication in their 17th report on the Ease of Doing Business Index: Doing Business 2020. In the...

Published:Wednesday | April 24, 2019 | 12:15 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Irreligious people, in a smug manner, often argue that the Christian God is either powerless or evil, because a good God would never allow senseless atrocities. The examination of why a benevolent God would permit evil in the...

Published:Wednesday | April 24, 2019 | 12:15 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Prime Minister Andrew Holness’ main weakness is the slow pace he takes to arrive at a decision. Many will argue that because of the political climate we are in, the prime minister needs to move slow in making a decision because if...

Published:Wednesday | April 24, 2019 | 12:15 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: It is time for the Government of Jamaica to reinstate the state of public emergency (SOE) in St James. The Government (including the Opposition) has a foundational duty of care to protect citizens from violence. Prior to the...

Published:Wednesday | April 24, 2019 | 12:14 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information and its agency, the Jamaica Teaching Council, share the concern of letter writer Zavia Davis published April 11 under the title ‘Teachers need to be licensed’ – specifically on the...

Published:Tuesday | April 23, 2019 | 12:17 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Open letter to Carole Bridge, a member of the Jamaica Coalition for a Healthy Society (JCHS): Women will always have abortions – that is a fact of life that you and the JCHS will just have to accept. No amount of guilt tripping,...

Published:Tuesday | April 23, 2019 | 12:17 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: It was with great delight that many Jamaicans, and especially government employees, welcomed the announcement from Prime Minister Andrew Holness of the increased housing solutions and, coupled with that, an assurance of ensuring...

Published:Tuesday | April 23, 2019 | 12:16 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Is it now the most dangerous risk to attend a place for prayer and worship? Is kneeling in earnest search of God on a pew now the swiftest route to Paradise? The massacre of the innocents in diverse places, Christchurch New Zealand...

Published:Tuesday | April 23, 2019 | 12:16 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: With more churches per capita than any other country in the world, the irony of the heartrending crime and violence that occur in the nation on a daily basis is overwhelming, as the latest horror displaces the former. A child, or...

Published:Tuesday | April 23, 2019 | 12:16 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: It was only a few days ago I wrote you a letter on the death of the Hon. Patrick Rousseau, which you kindly published. I write you again of the death of another good friend and Caribbean stalwart, Sir Alister McIntyre. While much...

Published:Monday | April 22, 2019 | 12:30 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Labour Day is fast approaching! I wonder how many of us remember what Labour Day is about? Some will tell you that it is about putting work into Labour Day. Historians have told us that workers had to work under some very...

Published:Monday | April 22, 2019 | 12:22 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Jamaica’s Foreign minister, Senator Kamina Johnson Smith, has explained Jamaica’s vote of acceptance of Juan Guaidó’s choice as ambassador to the Organization of American States (OAS) with the spurious argument that Guaidó’s...

Published:Monday | April 22, 2019 | 12:22 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: So much fuss about road fatalities, and quite rightly so. The statistics are frightening, with no significant decrease or consistent improvement on yearly figures. The point is, a major contributory factor to such unfortunate...

Published:Monday | April 22, 2019 | 12:22 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Pertaining to your story that was brought to the public attention about security guards being robbed, it is no lie. It is even worse than you think. I work with a security company in St Elizabeth. Other guards work and I work 12-...

Published:Saturday | April 20, 2019 | 12:33 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: In Jamaica, there is an odd convention of referring to infamous men as businessmen. If it is alleged that a particular individual is a criminal, then when referring to this person, only state his name. There is no need for the...

Published:Saturday | April 20, 2019 | 12:32 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I truly believe that the establishment of a National Identification System is a great idea and that its enactment should never warrant complications, but as it is sometimes said, “The road to hell is often paved with good...

Published:Saturday | April 20, 2019 | 12:32 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: For years I listen to the financial experts on our local airwaves with their message concerning the movements and unpredictability of our Jamaican dollar, relative to the mighty US dollar, and it would appear over the years we have...

Published:Saturday | April 20, 2019 | 12:32 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: THIS Last week, a young man with some mental-health issues was beaten to death and burnt beyond recognition. The media called it jungle justice. Justice? The claim is that after the body of a murdered eight-year-old girl was found...

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