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Published:Saturday | November 18, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:For the almost three million people Jamaica has, many have neither a birth certificate nor a passport. How in the world will this National Identification System foolishness be achieved when many...

Published:Friday | November 17, 2017 | 11:03 PMPeter Espeut

THE EDITOR, Sir:I enjoyed reading your article published in The Gleaner on Friday, November 17, titled 'Pregnancy is not a disease'. It is obvious that you were taught the nuances of pregnancy, and have 'embraced' the concept of the right to life of...

Published:Friday | November 17, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The recent statement by Lord Tariq Ahmad, British minister of state with responsibility for the Caribbean, Commonwealth and the United Nations, that "it would be better for Jamaica to look ahead and to maximise its potential through...

Published:Friday | November 17, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Jamaica is a Third-World country with uniquely First-World output. My Jamaican people never fail to amaze me with their talents and diversity, comparable to any First-World country to which I have travelled.I can confidently say this...

Published:Friday | November 17, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The passage of the National Identification System bill makes for a great day for Jamaica.This is something that is necessary, on many fronts, in helping Jamaica assimilate into the 21st century quite purposefully, and progressively....

Published:Friday | November 17, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The National Identification System (NIDS) is one of the worst constructed policies that Andrew Holness and his Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Government are seeking to unleash on the people of this island.The JLP has so many social ills...

Published:Friday | November 17, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I'm a concerned student of the University of the West Indies (UWI), and rightly so when I read of the resources being spent on security personnel to guard the Marcus Garvey bust erected by the Faculty of Humanities.The guard was...

Published:Thursday | November 16, 2017 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:In response to a letter by the opposition spokesman on national security, Fitz Jackson, entitled 'Stubborn Holness Hinders Successful Crime Fight'; it is a matter of the pot calling the kettle black. This, from a man who knows his...

Published:Thursday | November 16, 2017 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The recent arrest of a mother reporting the sexual abuse of her son by police officers at the Clarks Town Police Station is a glaring example of the weaknesses of the police force in handling sensitive matters.Notwithstanding the...

Published:Thursday | November 16, 2017 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I've lived and worked in four countries, including the USA and Canada, however, I've never had a national identification system of the sort now proposed by the Government of Jamaica.In the USA,...

Published:Thursday | November 16, 2017 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Please permit me space to relate a most pleasant experience with a police constable on Monday November 13.I was approaching the Harbour View roundabout in east Kingston when I noticed a police officer in the road signalling me to...

Published:Wednesday | November 15, 2017 | 12:12 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:It was with a deep sense of home-grown pride that I watched Jamaican Blaise Bicknell capture the recently concluded ITF Level Five lawn tennis tournament held at the Liguanea Club recently.Blaise is one of the hardest-working tennis...

Published:Wednesday | November 15, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Let me join the thousands of informed Jamaicans against the National Identification System (NIDS) bill, either in part or in its entirety. Having or not having the NIDS is the least of our pressing problems. What about criminal-...

Published:Wednesday | November 15, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I fully endorse the Government in finally trying to implement the national identification system project.As I sat in the Senate gallery on Monday, I realised how members on both sides of the House didn't really appreciate how the...

Published:Wednesday | November 15, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I hasten to state that I have not been privileged to see and read the National Identification Bill now being debated in the Parliament; but, my word, all of 168 amendments, to date? That is two amendments for each of the 84 combined...

Published:Wednesday | November 15, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Jamaica's national security administration is in crisis. The Government has been callous and seemingly numb to the killing of Jamaicans. Since the incumbency of the Holness...

Published:Tuesday | November 14, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I must congratulate Dr Winston Adams on his very insightful and imperative advice ('Increase training of professionals to cover for attrition, migration or export', Gleaner, November 12, 2017) to the Government to industrialise the...

Published:Tuesday | November 14, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:This is an open letter to the commissioner of police, George F. Quallo.Dear Commissioner Quallo,It is with a deep sense of outrage and concern for the well-being of a young victim of...

Published:Tuesday | November 14, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The recent headlines about extortion and related murders in the Spanish Town bus park do not reflect a new problem, but it remains frightening and appalling. What is even more depressing is the fact that it is now viewed by most...

Published:Tuesday | November 14, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I was very disappointed in Kamina Johnson Smith, someone I've admired. Her recent comments in Parliament directed at Opposition Senator Dr Floyd Morris were offensive. Johnson Smith now says she was misquoted, but having watched the...

Published:Monday | November 13, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The EDITOR, Sir: A far-reaching and fundamental issue like the National Identification Systems (NIDS) should not be rushed and be politicised. Therefore, we are very concerned when we see the likes of churches led by the Jamaica Coalition for a Healthy Society...

Published:Monday | November 13, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: It is unbelievable how we are making a big deal out of this National Identification System (NIDS) legislation. Anybody who has travelled overseas knows that your fingerprint and biometric information are taken, yet, no complaints. If one obtains...

Published:Monday | November 13, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The National Identification System (NIDS) is a needed tool in Jamaica. Knowing this, we need to stop allowing a few highly learned and highly misguided persons in various sectors or choice groups to dictate what is best for...

Published:Saturday | November 11, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The recently concluded by-elections in South East St Mary saw the utilisation of state resources to influence an outcome at a level that was outrightly vulgar. What I saw on the day itself left...

Published:Friday | November 10, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:This is an open letter to Norman Dunn:There are craters on the main road between Chovey (Georgia) and Rosemount leading from Kingston and Annotto Bay. I am sure you have traversed to and from Chovey daily to get to South East St Mary...

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