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Jamaica Gleaner Letters
published: Wednesday | August 20, 2008

LETTER OF THE DAY - Prevent vending in transport centre
The Editor, Sir: When the transport centre was opened in Half-Way Tree some months ago, I admired its pristine cleanliness and the manager's firm determination that there would be no vendors to obstruct its use by the general public...

Worried for PNP

The Editor, Sir: The recent shenanigans of the People's National Party (PNP) have left me worried about its future. For years, we have boasted about its clinging to democratic principles and its ability to manage internal differences.

Sport as life metaphor

The Editor, Sir: I have never ceased to be in awe of the West Indian spirit, our love of life, our joy, even in the face of terrible hardships, our ability to look fear in the eye and not be afraid. As a Jamaican, I believe that my compatriots exemplify these attributes...

Find alternatives to oil quickly

The Editor, Sir: Modern societies need large amounts of energy, and demand will only increase as they develop. The energy of choice is electricity. Although hydrocarbon fuels, e.g. coal, oil, and gas still generate most of the world's electricity...

Frustrated with Customs dept

The Editor, Sir: Further to reports on our two major television stations on the night of Monday, August 18, I must also express my dissatisfaction with our nation's Customs Department.I import products on a small, arguably, tiny scale, yet I have been...

Use Olympics success wisely

The Editor, Sir: With the success Jamaica is enjoying at the Beijing Olympics, and with more to come, the country needs to capitalise on the massive public relations success we are having worldwide. I would like to echo the sentiments a reader recently wrote ...

Practical help for athletes

The Editor, Sir: I should like to take this opportunity to congratulate all the athletes who are representing Jamaica at the Beijing Olympics in China, but special commendations go to Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser and the other medal winners...

Rigid dope testing benefits Jamaica

The Editor, Sir: Our Olympians have done it again!! The 29th staging of the Olympics in Beijing, China, dubbed the 'greatest show on earth', has been a tremendous success as far as the games are concerned. In my opinion, it has been one of the best organised...

Time to get more from Puma contracts

The Editor, Sir: I sincerely hope that all of Jamaica is celebrating one of the most significant sports moment in the history of Jamaica. I am sure people can point to various moments when they thought they were seeing the brightest moments in soccer or cricket...

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