Sun | Feb 25, 2018

Letters

Published:Saturday | February 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:No logical person would argue that governments in Europe were correct in enabling the enslavement of blacks. However, the horrors of slavery cannot be used to justify reparation for individuals of African descent residing in the...

Published:Saturday | February 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I applaud justices Courtney Daye and Carol Lawrence-Beswick on the sentences that they have recently handed down in relation to heinous murders after the accused were found guilty.They have drastically diverted from some very light...

Published:Saturday | February 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:It's hard to believe that Jamaica, which is deemed highly homophobic, possibly 99.9 per cent so, can tolerate so-called straight men exposing their behind.Things that are on display are usually for sale or, pardon the pun, up for...

Published:Saturday | February 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I am a Jamaican by birth living in the United Kingdom, and I must say that I am deeply saddened by the reported tragedies from Jamaica.The Gleaner's report of February 21, 2018 on the sentencing of the St Ann-based Dean family to...

Published:Saturday | February 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Recently, I was on my way within my community at an intersection of Dames Road in Kingston when, all of a sudden, I was pounced upon by two males who attacked me in a bid to take away my bag, which only had documents that were of no...

Published:Saturday | February 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Contrary to your belief as espoused in your editorial of February 22, 2018, titled '', it is not the peace builders and violence interrupters who are ceding the State to criminals. It is the State itself, as run in turn by the...

Published:Friday | February 23, 2018 | 11:03 PME. Anthony Allen

THE EDITOR, Sir:Jamaica is in the grips of a crime crisis. The nation is in distress. Our gross national product (GNP) is being depleted. Our hospital expenses soar unnecessarily. Untold suffering provides daily headlines. Even the global reputation...

Published:Friday | February 23, 2018 | 12:14 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Peter Phillips is so disingenuous. Must everything be political? The National Identification System (NIDS) will be so good for the country. If it is not mandatory in Jamaica, it is useless.When you contemplate how helpful NIDS can be...

Published:Friday | February 23, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Judge Mohamed Shahabuddeen, who passed away on February 17, 2018, was an illustrious son of the Caribbean. He served with distinction as a judge of both the International Court of Justice (ICJ) and the International Criminal Tribunal...

Published:Friday | February 23, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:It has been two years since the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) won the 2016 general election, and in spite of the steady upward movement in the country's murders, there have been quite a lot of positives taking place in the local economy...

Published:Friday | February 23, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:This is an open letter to the minister of education, Senator Ruel Reid.The Ministry of Education, in 2011, partnered with City...

Published:Friday | February 23, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Sadly, Don Foote, in his guest column titled 'Judges' misguided patriotism' (Gleaner, February 21, 2018), has sacrificed the credibility of his legal education.The 97 judges made a declaration on the principle of separation of powers...

Published:Friday | February 23, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The murder rate continues to gallop faster than the speed of light. There needs to be a cessation of this spiralling statistic.The Labour Government, like its predecessor, the People's National Party, must be held accountable.We are...

Published:Thursday | February 22, 2018 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:According to the 2018/2019 Estimates of Expenditure tabled in the House of Representatives recently, the Government will spend $47 million to upgrade and strengthen Jamaica Post to an international system, affording it an increased...

Published:Thursday | February 22, 2018 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The article in Tuesday's Gleaner, "PNP taking NIDS fight to court, accuses the PM of being stubborn" portrays a desperate opposition leader. Peter Phillips should have learnt from the time the public lashed out against him that many...

Published:Thursday | February 22, 2018 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The House of Representatives recently approved a bill to set up the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) as an independent body, removing the entity completely from the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF).After being...

Published:Thursday | February 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:It is sad that in some organisations, individuals are being promoted to positions of responsibility because of tenure and not because they are job-fit. In those organisations, if there had been careful succession planning, selecting...

Published:Thursday | February 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

"Go ahead and sue the government, but it will be in vain. The threat has no validity...what is being done is quite appropriate and correct. I don't think there's anything unconstitutional about the law."

Published:Wednesday | February 21, 2018 | 11:06 PM

THE EDITOR, Sir:It has been two years since the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) won the general elections, and in spite of the steady upward movement in the country's murder figure over the period, there has been quite a lot of positives taking place...

Published:Wednesday | February 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The declared wish by acting Assistant Commissioner of Police Steve McGregor that the next police commissioner should come from the Jamaica Constabulary Force is one of the clearest signals yet that some law enforcers will not...

Published:Wednesday | February 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: To coop up more than 3,700 offenders in seven prisons from a population of 2.7 million is a scandalous indictment on this small island of ours, is costly, and wasteful of human resources. Even worse, 65 per cent of the incarcerated...

Published:Wednesday | February 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I was recently listening to an interview on the radio and it has reinforced my opinion that we would do a lot better if we adopted the Republican governance model (like the USA) over the Westminster that we currently have.Pros to...

Published:Wednesday | February 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The current road renovation and improvement works in Barbican Square and Constant Spring Road are progressive steps. However, it is a regressive step to place unattractive concrete barriers between newly expanded and constructed...

Published:Tuesday | February 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Just a few decades ago, the world experienced what can be called an Eastern European Spring, when the vast Soviet empire collapsed - brushing aside decades of communist rule.Then, just a few years ago, the world experienced the Arab...

Published:Tuesday | February 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I listened keenly to Mark Barnett, president of the National Water Commission (NWC), speaking on TVJ's 'Smile Jamaica' on Monday morning (February 19, 2018), speaking about the importance of conserving water and that all catchment...

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