Wed | Jan 17, 2018

Letters

THE EDITOR, Sir:There is an old Ethiopian proverb about collectivism that is instructive for the countries that President Donald Trump recently referred to as "s***hole" countries. The proverb states, 'When spiders unite, they can tie down a lion.'...

THE EDITOR, Sir:The Sunday Gleaner's lead story on the reported phenomenon of more stay-at home dads reminded me of a comment made by the late Professor Aggrey Brown when he was head of CARIMAC. In reviewing a book published by a colleague...

THE EDITOR, Sir:I wonder if RJRGLEANER Communications Group has decided on the fate of Jamaica's number one motivational television programme, 'Profile'. Will they just play the final few episodes? Will they just continue reruns? Will they take this...

THE EDITOR, Sir:Sometime ago, while listening to my 50-plus-year-old stereo, I heard a discussion programme about the effect that the supposed post-slavery syndrome was having on our worsening crime situation. This position is supposed to have been...

THE EDITOR, Sir:While many of us have become accustomed to the nine-day wonder of news stories in Jamaica, what we have seen from the minister of national security regarding the Palisadoes debacle is a far cry from the usual. The minister's response...

THE EDITOR, Sir:I thank President Donald Trump for his honesty in calling Haiti and African nations "s***hole countries". This is a good thing for black people, especially some a unnu Jamaicans.What is odd to me is that some of you are beside...

THE EDITOR, Sir:In the construction being carried out by the National Works Agency (NWA) and China Harbour Engineering Company to widen Barbican Road and East King's House Road around the present roundabout, it is appalling to see that they are...

THE EDITOR, Sir:On Monday morning, I headed out to work singing my gospel songs and trying to perk up my spirit for the day ahead. I turned on to Eastwood Park Road from a road adjoining Molynes Road, heading for the intersection of Red Hills,...

THE EDITOR, Sir:Why are Health Minister Chris Tufton and Permanent Secretary Winston De La Haye so reluctant to go full-speed ahead towards monetising Jamaica-based medical marijuana? Let's take a look at the pain and opioid industries. It is a US$...

THE EDITOR, Sir:The article by Archbishop Emeritus Richard Reece ('Mentor boys as part of crime fight', Gleaner, January 11, 2018) was very on point with the state of many of our young boys, men and crime.Several studies have been done, and...
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