Tue | May 22, 2018

Letters

Published:Tuesday | May 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:This is an open letter to the minister of labour and social security, Shahine Robinson.Minister Robinson, the pensioners of this country are crying out for help.There have been several increases in the minimum wage over the past...

Published:Tuesday | May 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Over time, there has been a ban on certain items that are allowed inside the National Stadium. As time goes by, the list gets longer.The most recent addition to the list is the selfie stick. If the rationale for banning the selfie...

Published:Tuesday | May 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:With reference to the article titled '66 shot, 34 fatally, by security forces between Jan and Mar 2018 - INDECOM', published on Thursday May 17, 2018, I ask the following questions:1. Isn't the mandate of the Independent Commission...

Published:Tuesday | May 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Meghan Markle and I have some things in common: We were both divorced and have interracial marriages to military men. My husband is also descended from lower German nobility, but that's another story!But more important, our marriages...

Published:Tuesday | May 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:It is very interesting to note that the design of the new Jamaican Parliament is an open competition to foreign design professionals as long as they are part of a Jamaican team. Whose brilliant idea is this?Does the Jamaican...

Published:Monday | May 21, 2018 | 11:02 PMDevon Gray

THE EDITOR, Sir:With reference to Dr Devon Dick's column in The Gleaner of May 17, 2018, I'm here to tell (or remind) him of a few facts.There is no independent source of any resurrection of Jesus the Christ outside of what was claimed decades later...

Published:Monday | May 21, 2018 | 11:02 PM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Everyone ought to mind his own business. Everyone should live and let live. Everyone could learn to respect and treat others as they expect, deserve and want to be treated themselves.Maybe if these principles were widely practised,...

Published:Monday | May 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Commendations to Christopher Harper on a well-articulated article ('Teens don't need parental consent for abortions') in The Gleaner of Friday, May 18, 2018, on the rights of adolescents regarding sexual and reproductive health.One...

Published:Monday | May 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Arguably, sufficient time has now elapsed for the empirical evidence to be assessed as to whether the Government's crime-fighting initiative in the way of zones of special operations and states of emergency has proven to be effective...

Published:Monday | May 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Your editorial about Jamaica trying to play Houdini (Friday, May 18, 2018) was diplomatic. The Palestinian issue has global importance. Because of mainly the United Kingdom and the United States, mishandling of this issue has caused...

Published:Monday | May 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:With regard to the just-passed Road Traffic Act, I don't see why pedal cyclists should be the scapegoat here. Jamaica needs to implement bicycle lanes within the metropolitan areas. It's time for us to go green.Let's get serious! I...

Published:Saturday | May 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:We write in response to the letter to the editor titled 'While we wait on FLOW' published in your newspaper on May 10, 2018.We are pleased to report that Wendy Lindo's cable television service was restored on May 9, 2018, by our...

Published:Saturday | May 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Once again, the world is witnessing the cruelty of Israel.The Palestinians of Gaza are, in fact, prisoners of Israel. They suffer from lack of adequate food, limited jobs, a struggling economy, and continuous attacks by Israel's army...

Published:Saturday | May 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:It appears that through ingenuity, dedication and pure willpower, Jamaica's young entrepreneurs have armed themselves with the tools to ensure success. They are on a roll. This is a welcome improvement considering the economic...

Published:Saturday | May 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:As a concerned citizen in Montego Bay, I am calling on Jamaicans, particularly young people, to be nationalistic and give voluntary service for the uplift of the nation this upcoming Labour Day, May 23, in spite their political...

Published:Saturday | May 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:'Sandy's sorrow', published in The Sunday Gleaner of May 6, 2018, reminds us that our country is decades behind in addressing the problem of sexual harassment, which can turn into sexual assault.It has now been 22 years since CARICOM...

Published:Friday | May 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I note that the St Ann Municipal Corporation, which has a Jamaica Labour Party majority, has held a vote on the naming of the North-South Highway, the Edward Seaga Highway. I also note that there has been no similar vote in theSt...

Published:Friday | May 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Our foreign affairs ministry must be encouraged to choose its position based on principle and stand firmly behind it. The Jamaican Government now says that it is deeply troubled by violence in the Gaza Strip arising from the United...

Published:Friday | May 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Once again, I have to differ with the Rev Peter Espeut, at any rate partially, with regard to his views in the news story 'Abortion is murder' (Gleaner, May 17, 2018).I can support him on the issue of a woman who engages in sex as a...

Published:Friday | May 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:In recent years, we witnessed the establishment of a car park associated with the Ministry of Finance in the National Heroes Park. A new building was constructed for that ministry, but there was no thought of having a level or a few...

Published:Friday | May 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I was travelling to Kingston a few days ago from St Thomas when we came into the Windward Road area where National Water Commission (NWC) pipe/main works were being done. It was here we were caught in a huge pile-up of traffic that...

Published:Friday | May 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Since so many of us these days look down on our smartphone screens in our palms, we may fail to look up to the skies and be confronted by two bright 'stars' facing each other just after sunset. What we are actually seeing are two...

Published:Thursday | May 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The lead story in The Sunday Gleaner (5/13/2018) titled 'Most Jamaicans are still opposed to abortion on demand' makes one wonder why such a tendentious topic becomes so regular an issue when it can be so easily avoided by avoiding...

Published:Thursday | May 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Earlier this month, Jamaica was awakened to the news of a horrible bloodbath taking place in Westmoreland. This is not a typical occurrence in Westmoreland. However, I must say that I am not surprised. It is indeed an atrocity in the...

Published:Thursday | May 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Almost every day, someone is stabbed to death in Jamaica: almost every day, a woman is slaughtered by a hooligan in Jamaica: almost every day, someone's throat is slashed by a monster in Jamaica. Wow! What a violent country!Is there...

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