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Letters

Published:Wednesday | January 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Althea McKenzie's programme on Power 106 yesterday morning highlighted the plight of coffee farmers and the chopping down of coffee plants almost ready for reaping. Her associate bemoaned the encouragement to be more productive in...

Published:Wednesday | January 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The Golden Globe Awards were held last weekend. It's kind of like the Academy Awards, but held by a bunch of foreigners.Apparently, the big story was the 'black dress' protest. Dozens of actresses, as well as some men, dressed in all...

Published:Wednesday | January 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

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.'...

Published:Wednesday | January 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

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...

Published:Wednesday | January 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

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...

Published:Tuesday | January 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE Editor, Sir:Lack of money is not Jamaica's national security problem. Violence production rivals any big industry from the state to the world stage. Trading in arms is a big global business. Who believes that the entrepreneurial titans want to...

Published:Tuesday | January 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I read with interest your editorial of Tuesday, January 9, 2018 titled 'The shame of Port Royal', in which the town is referred to as "an unkempt and often rubbish-strewn dump".I had hoped that mention would also have been made of...

Published:Tuesday | January 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) recently released some troubling statistics that there has been an increase in murders in the first two weeks of this year when compared to the same period last year.According to the JCF stats,...

Published:Tuesday | January 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I attended the funeral service for Ian Boyne on Sunday at the National Indoor Sports Centre. I went not because I wanted to be numbered among those persons who attended, not for the social hype it could bring, and certainly not...

Published:Monday | January 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

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...

Published:Monday | January 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

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...

Published:Monday | January 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

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...

Published:Saturday | January 13, 2018 | 12:15 AM

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...

Published:Saturday | January 13, 2018 | 12:12 AM

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$...

Published:Saturday | January 13, 2018 | 12:11 AM

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,...

Published:Saturday | January 13, 2018 | 12:11 AM

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...

Published:Saturday | January 13, 2018 | 12:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The people behind the proposed new Road Traffic Act are being led by the devil and are so blind that they cannot see the serious repercussions that this act, if not amended immediately, will bring on Jamaicans.Why propose to suspend...

Published:Saturday | January 13, 2018 | 12:09 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:"The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them." (Mark Twain)Ian Boyne, of blessed memory, was an avid, prolific, voracious reader, and that is why he was so rational, enquiring, analytical...

Published:Saturday | January 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMKeith Hobbins

THE EDITOR, Sir:I must congratulate Linton P. Gordon for his Letter of the Day in The Gleaner of January 12, 2018. Mr Gordon's insight on what should have been done during the eight-hour blockage of the Palisadoes strip on New Year's Day is sound.I...

Published:Friday | January 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I believe that several of the persons commenting on the eight-hour road blockage along the Palisadoes strip on New Year's Day are seeking to allocate blame to persons who ought not to be blamed. However, we wish to look at this...

Published:Friday | January 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:There seems to be a misunderstanding among some persons about the position of the People's National Party (PNP) with respect to the current public-sector wage negotiations.When the PNP took over the reins of government in 2011, not...

Published:Friday | January 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I watched with horror as the driver of a car narrowly missed hitting a student of the Donald Quarrie High School in east Kingston a few days ago as he raced across the road to get to his school. I wondered for the umpteenth time:...

Published:Friday | January 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I am a Jamaican living in the United States. I honestly cannot wrap my head around why it's so hard to curtail crime in Jamaica. The Government needs to be more proactive; it can't be business as usual. This is very disgraceful....

Published:Friday | January 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:In response to the letter from Digicel customer Safiya Gordon published in The Gleaner on January 11, 2018, I am pleased to let you know that we are making arrangements to install her Digicel Home and Entertainment service.Upon...

Published:Thursday | January 11, 2018 | 12:05 AM

The Editor, Sir:Your Editorial of Tuesday, January 9 rightly bemoaned the delay in the development of Port Royal into the first class heritage tourism attraction it has the potential to be but quite mistakenly took me, as the elected Parliamentary...

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