Tue | Aug 21, 2018

Letters

Published:Tuesday | August 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I have no doubt that some cases are exactly as mentioned in Glenville Ashby's Sunday Gleaner column, 'Separating fact from fiction' (August 19, 2018), with trickery and deceit on the part of European slave traders and no evil actions...

Published:Tuesday | August 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Understanding dogs such as pit bulls requires understanding of the results of selective breeding, and it will make persons promoting this breed more cautious in so doing.In Russia, the selective breeding experiment of black foxes by...

Published:Tuesday | August 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Oftentimes agents of the State forget to abide by best practices, leaving citizens inconvenienced. In recent weeks, the National Works Agency (NWA) has been conducting drainage-improvement work on Clunies Avenue, which is located off...

Published:Tuesday | August 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I read with a great deal of disappointment Mark Wignall's Sunday Gleaner column 'The loathsome Donald Trump' (August 19, 2018). Wignall's topic alone suggests a strong bias as far as the current president of the United States is...

Published:Tuesday | August 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:In a world where incivility and indiscretion pollute politics and international relations, Kofi Annan was the embodiment of urbanity, gentlemanliness and gentillesse.A Ghanaian intellectual and universal scholar, the global village...

Published:Tuesday | August 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:This is an open letter to the Office of Utilities Regulation, 36 Trafalgar Road, Kingston 10.I have often wondered at the sight of people on TV news demonstrating against the National Water Commission (NWC), claiming that they are...

Published:Monday | August 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:As a resident in the vicinity of Heroes Circle, I am frightened by the idea of locating the Parliament building within Heroes Park.While I support wholeheartedly the proposal of using the new Parliament building as the catalyst...

Published:Monday | August 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:A few months ago, I wrote a letter which you published under the unfortunate title 'Why is Peter Espeut so anal?' Among other things, I questioned Roman Catholic deacon Espeut's moral authority to claim that decriminalising...

Published:Monday | August 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:On August 14, 2018, U-Report tweeted its findings from a survey exploring the issue of suicide within the youth population. U- Report is a social-messaging platform that gives young people a voice on issues that matter to them. They...

Published:Saturday | August 18, 2018 | 12:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I wish to bring to your attention a horrific discovery and make an urgent appeal to stakeholders at all levels with a view to having this situation remedied in the interest of all citizens.Abandoned wells, which are, for the most...

Published:Saturday | August 18, 2018 | 12:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Let me be very blunt and say that I hope that the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) is not, as a marketing tool, lowering its standards in order to pander to the demands of students while trying to remain relevant.I am...

Published:Saturday | August 18, 2018 | 12:09 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:So now the rabid, bloodthirsty hunters get to MURDER the poor white-tailed deer. Really? Invasive? Who is invasive? The deer? Are you kidding me!Who is invasive is us! Us humans who use guns to inflict suffering and pain upon...

Published:Saturday | August 18, 2018 | 12:04 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I was grateful to see that on Wednesday, August 15, 2018, your paper found space to report on the recent Court of Appeal decision in my favour and against the GLC in the case: [2018] JMCA Civ 22 Anderson (Jennes) v Boxill (Eileen) (a...

Published:Saturday | August 18, 2018 | 12:02 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I have resided at Caymanas Country Club Estate for almost a year, and FLOW services are interrupted at least once a week. It's terrible!As I'm sitting here sending this email, my phone, internet and cable has been out since noon. It...

Published:Friday | August 17, 2018 | 11:04 PM

THE EDITOR, Sir:This is an open letter to Prime Minister Andrew Holness.Mr PM, you are on the right path with development in this country - a place where I want my grandchildren to live and play.Mr PM, the People's National Party will always oppose...

Published:Friday | August 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Cricket at Sabina Park for young men who live adjacent to the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity on North Street is always a time to earn a little food.We have always allowed patrons of matches to park on the grounds of the residence...

Published:Friday | August 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I'm relieved to report that on August 15, hours after you published my letter lamenting an almost monthlong wait, promises and pledges, FirstCaribbean International Bank facilitated the restoration of my Internet banking.In one day,...

Published:Friday | August 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:On August 13, 2018, Equality Youth, along with partners UNDP, U-Report and Jamaica Youth Advocacy Network, hosted a national youth symposium in commemoration of International Youth Day on August 12 under the theme 'Safe Spaces for...

Published:Friday | August 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Congratulations to Kei Miller on his notice of Naipaul's death. The thoughts in Miller's final paragraph are particularly notable and praiseworthy. Indeed, they are exquisite. I write as a devotee of Miguel Street.HERMIONE...

Published:Friday | August 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Hotel owners whose premises are built on local beaches should not disallow the public from entering those beaches. Such entities should have, by law, an alternative route to the beach for non-guests/members of the public.In the same...

Published:Friday | August 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Do something, Mr Prime Minister! You seem to lack care with regard to the fall, nearly weekly, of the Jamaican dollar.The Jamaican dollar is on a spiralling downswing. Never in our history has Jamaica seen its currency depreciate so...

Published:Thursday | August 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I wish to highlight the inadequacies and unprofessionalism that take place in the Medical Legal Department of the Spanish Town Hospital.On April 4, 2018, we submitted a form from my mother's insurance to be completed by the hospital...

Published:Thursday | August 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:In recent times, it has become more and more evident that something has gone awry with journalism in Jamaica. One doesn't have to look very far for an example of their ineptitude.The recent news story involving Minister without...

Published:Thursday | August 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Recently, I became a casualty of the same fate that customers complain about due to irrelevant red tape at MoneyGram.It was my first time receiving money through MoneyGram from a friend who is currently in the United States on the...

Published:Thursday | August 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I guess The Gleaner, in trying so hard at what it thinks will accelerate sales it has fallen to the lowest level in its offerings for public consumption. The shameless parade in one of its commentaries on sex may be one of the...

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