Fri | Dec 14, 2018

Letters

Published:Friday | December 14, 2018 | 12:21 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:A gasp emanated from the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) meeting on Petrojam recently when the chief internal auditor stated that she was barred by Petrojam managers from conducting an audit of the state oil refinery. I can't say I...

Published:Friday | December 14, 2018 | 12:17 AMShanique Ebanks

THE EDITOR, Sir:This is an open letter to the Opposition.As I listen to the proceedings of Parliament on Tuesday, December 13, 2018, I am appalled at the unanimous decision made by you not to support the extension of the states of emergency across...

Published:Friday | December 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Having trust and confidence in the police will not solve Jamaica's crime problem significantly. Having good relationships with the police and armed forces in certain communities will not bring down crime.There is a gun trade that is...

Published:Friday | December 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:It is with a deep sense of insecurity and disbelief that I communicate my disappointment with the Opposition. How could they, in good conscience, vote against extending the state of emergency in St James?Lives have been spared....

Published:Friday | December 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I am very disappointed with the stance taken by the People's National Party (PNP) as it relates to voting to end the state of public emergency. I am absolutely livid!This action represents outright disregard for the lives of...

Published:Friday | December 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The Opposition, in withdrawing its support for an extension of the current states of emergency, displayed tremendous courage given the circumstances and the anticipated political fallout.Some will argue that the decision was one of...

Published:Thursday | December 13, 2018 | 12:53 AM

The Editor, Sir: It is of paramount importance that we develop a reliable and effective system to minimise the risk of food-borne disease outbreaks to protect our Jamaican citizens. Food safety is an important facet of public health and also an...

Published:Thursday | December 13, 2018 | 12:45 AM

  The Editor, Sir: Christmas, once a tradition passed down to the Christianised slaves from their slave masters, has interwoven itself into the very fabric of Jamaica's culture. Many associate Christmas with the infant child Saviour who...

Published:Thursday | December 13, 2018 | 12:30 AM

  The Editor, Sir: Every day, for the past several years, at least one chartered plane carrying U.S. soldiers heading home from active duty in Iraq and Afghanistan has touched down at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson airport. And for every...

Published:Thursday | December 13, 2018 | 12:09 AM

  The Editor, Sir: Things appear to us the way we look at them. Our impressions and conclusions are clouded or influenced by our experiences, knowledge or expertise and expectations. Byron Wilson in the Gleaner’s ‘Letter of The Day...

Published:Wednesday | December 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I write in response to an article published in The Gleaner on December 6, 2018, titled 'Whose lives matter more?'. The writer seems clearly and understandably despondent and frustrated at Jamaica's unacceptable crime rate and the...

Published:Wednesday | December 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:In April of this year I wrote to you regarding curbing corruption and cronyism. My letter was published on April 14.My recommendations then were simple, and I will repeat them, as they are even more relevant today:1. All public-...

Published:Wednesday | December 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:This is an open letter to the president and CEO of Bank of Nova Scotia Jamaica.On Tuesday, December 11, 2018, I went in branch at one of the bank's locations to do business. My transactions were:1. Two lodgements to two separate US...

Published:Wednesday | December 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I was in Jamaica last week on the Jamrock Reggae Cruise that docked in Ocho Rios and Falmouth. My wife and I wanted to purchase T-shirts from local vendors at the Falmouth terminal. Every single vendor we approached explained that...

Published:Tuesday | December 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Tributes to former US President George H.W. Bush have flooded social media since his death, and judging by the outpouring of grief from mainstream media, journalists seem to be just as upset at his passing as anyone.The New Yorker,...

Published:Tuesday | December 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:We often hear stories of the patience one has to exhibit whenever one visits public hospitals, clinics and other government entities.Having been registered as a patient at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) for more...

Published:Tuesday | December 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I found a letter published on November 30, 2018 ('Political cronyism wrecking schools') interesting, as the operations of some schools are no different from what is stated in the auditor general's findings of the audit done on the...

Published:Tuesday | December 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I would like to acknowledge Khadine 'Miss Kitty' Hylton for her excellent showing as valedictorian at The University of the West Indies graduation ceremony for her law degree.We were all very excited to see her blossoming into such...

Published:Monday | December 10, 2018 | 12:11 AMColleen Williams

THE EDITOR, Sir:I am writing today to share my recent experience surrounding the birth of my grandson at Victoria Jubilee Hospital in early September, an experience that deserves public recognition.My daughter-in-law had been in labour with her...

Published:Monday | December 10, 2018 | 12:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The conditions in which detainees are held grab the headlines from time to time. There are basic minimum standards for the holding and treatment of detainees set out by the United Nations. These standards can be adopted and...

Published:Monday | December 10, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Like many Jamaicans, I welcome the release of international recording artiste Buju Banton.While being exceedingly happy for his return home after being incarcerated in the United States, his stay in that country's prison system...

Published:Monday | December 10, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I read the auditor general's report on Petrojam, and as a young Jamaican, I must confess that I felt an immense sense of hurt, anger, and betrayal.The revelations are shocking:n A birthday cake for $120,000.n Lavish personal parties...

Published:Monday | December 10, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The Southern Regional Health Authority (SRHA) thanks Byron Wilson for his observation in the Letter of the Day titled 'Mandeville Hospital run to a wreck', which was published Friday, December 7, and regrets the negative experience...

Published:Saturday | December 8, 2018 | 12:52 AMGordon Robinson

THE EDITOR, Sir: I know how hard it is when you’re confined to 600 words to grapple thoroughly with any issue, but especially where ideas expressed are contrary to dogma by which one may have lived one’s life. So I won’t trouble...

Published:Saturday | December 8, 2018 | 12:44 AMHilary Hickling

THE EDITOR, Sir: I feel compelled to write this letter in view of the continued slaughter of Jamaicans returning and home based and the increased insecurity felt by many of us. It is not well with my soul, as indeed I know one of the people who...

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