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Letters

THE EDITOR, Sir:On September 17, 2018, the legal team of Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) obtained five binding orders from the Supreme Court against the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) for illegally denying parents of an infant child...

THE EDITOR, Sir:I have noted the prime minister's pronouncement regarding a 68 per cent decrease in murders and shootings as a result of the state of emergency in St Catherine North, which has been extended to January 2, 2019. Good news!However, I...

THE EDITOR, Sir:I commend the Government and stakeholders, spearheaded by the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA), for implementing a ban on single-use plastic bags, plastic straws and styrofoam products, effective January 1, 2019.I'm...

THE EDITOR, Sir:We are currently in the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season and the membership of Young People Advocating Change organisation is alarmed that we are now midway the season, and some very important authorities are seemingly fast asleep.We...

THE EDITOR, Sir:I am really beginning to wonder if Andrew Holness is serious about governance and stemming corruption in Jamaica.When Mr Holness was sworn in as prime minister, he promised that he would be new and different, demanding transparency...

THE EDITOR, Sir:On Saturday, September 15, thousands of Jamaicans turned out to clean Jamaica's beaches on International Coastal Clean-up Day. Two days later, torrential rain from the remnants of Tropical Storm Isaac has undoubtedly undone their...

THE EDITOR, Sir:I welcome the ban on (some) plastics and styrofoam! This is not just an environmental issue. When plastics and styrofoam contaminate our soil, rivers and marine areas, they are also contaminating our food source. Styrene and...

THE EDITOR, Sir:I am writing in response to your Gleaner Editors' Forum story published on September 18, 2018 ('National Council on Education will not be revamped'), regarding the Jamaica Teachers' Association's (JTA) pronouncement about the...

THE EDITOR, Sir:The reports of horrific dog attacks leading to tragic loss of life on public roads in Jamaica are a cause for great concern. These attacks are evidence of a growing cultural belief that it is not enough to own a dog to alert to a...

THE EDITOR, Sir:Last Wednesday, I was presented with an upgraded offer from Sagicor Life Jamaica in relation to the health insurance coverage subsidised by the Government of Jamaica for workers employed in the public service.The new offer has some...
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