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Letters

Published:Tuesday | April 13, 2021 | 12:09 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I am wondering how many people were able to read Dawn Butler’s remarkable article in The Gleaner, in the March 26-28 edition, titled ‘Let’s challenge domestic abuse against women’. I read it, and it was interesting – and a good...

Published:Tuesday | April 13, 2021 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Long ago, there in Jamaica, an old iron-cloth pants farmer told me that when I became an old man like him, I should come back to Jamaica and the people there would take good care of me. Fifty years ago this year, while, in the...

Published:Tuesday | April 13, 2021 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I write as one individual (although I suspect I’m not alone) just as I’ve learned that a petition signed by 20,000 people is calling for the withdrawal of the recently published Sewell Report on Race and Ethnic Disparities. The...

Published:Tuesday | April 13, 2021 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I read with pride and eagerness, the two-part article written by former Chief of Staff and Commissioner of Police Rear Admiral (Rtd) Hardley Lewin. He focused on rethinking policing in Jamaica. Ninety per cent of this article,...

Published:Monday | April 12, 2021 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I read with great interest the article by Alfred Dawes, who has cited Bob Marley as one of the many artistes who have created their own expansive fan bases in the different genres of music that we have produced. He says that “...

Published:Monday | April 12, 2021 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: On Friday, April 9, I went to the supermarket to make purchases in preparation for the weekend lockdown. Afterwards, I was walking southerly along Red Hill Road, when at the intersection with Parkland Drive, I stubbed my toes...

Published:Monday | April 12, 2021 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I beg to respond to recent articles and news reports which have failed to deal with the approval of the appeal by Bengal Development Company Limited in an objective and impartial manner. Jamaica World, an overseas-registered...

Published:Thursday | April 8, 2021 | 12:19 AM

The second weekend lockdown ended on Tuesday, April 6. We asked The Gleaner’s social media followers what was their experience under the extended curfew. Here are some of the responses. Not good because me cannot go work. – Dyedye Queen Not so...

Published:Thursday | April 8, 2021 | 12:15 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: While public relations (PR) is necessary for the many strategies that governments use to increase dialogue with citizens, when it comes to Jamaica, her people and the decades of mismanagement by successive administrations, there...

Published:Thursday | April 8, 2021 | 12:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: From time to time, my friend and colleague Dr Michael Abrahams holds court in his columns. Sitting on the bench, he brings for trial, verdict, and sentencing questions about God (His existence, or His justice or His love), and of...

Published:Wednesday | April 7, 2021 | 12:15 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I would like to follow up on the thoughts of director of the School of Education at The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Professor Joel Warrican, in an article titled ‘Never waste a good crisis’, published in The...

Published:Wednesday | April 7, 2021 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Having known Joyclyne Gordon, who is affectionately called ‘Pinky’ or ‘Sista Joycie’ personally, the news of her death rocks me to the core. There are many questions, the answers for which, in my view, are to be guided based on...

Published:Tuesday | April 6, 2021 | 12:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I am borrowing the title Little Fires Everywhere from author Celeste Ng to illustrate my thinking about the approach to COVID testing and compliance with measures to reduce the spread. Health Minister Christopher Tufton has...

Published:Tuesday | April 6, 2021 | 12:09 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Rear Admiral (Rtd) Hardley Lewin articulated about policing plan in his articles in The Gleaner. These policing plans seem to be still in the making, as nothing has been effective to reduce crime in his time of service. The...

Published:Tuesday | April 6, 2021 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I was gratified to learn of The Gleaner columnist Cedric Stephens high regard for my qualifications and experience. Stephens accuses me of ‘not having done my homework’ in his article published in The Gleaner of March 26 on...

Published:Wednesday | March 31, 2021 | 12:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I was about nine years old when my body began to show signs of puberty, and the changes that came with it. Despite the inevitable and seemingly unexpected angst that came with the onset of puberty, nothing prepared me for the...

Published:Wednesday | March 31, 2021 | 12:09 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Identity, it’s who we are at core and perceive ourselves to be. What we show to the world around, presenting and broadcasting the essence of who we were created to be. Jesus Christ, probably the most famous man in the world....

Published:Wednesday | March 31, 2021 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: With very few exceptions worldwide, every country has similar standards to obtain a driver’s permit/licence. Global standards also broadly apply for registration and insurance of motor vehicles, and for facilitating an...

Published:Wednesday | March 31, 2021 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: I am writing this open letter to Prime Minister Andrew Holness. I greet you well in the name of our Lord Jesus! I am asking you, Mr Prime Minister, please to allow the church bells to ring, the drums to beat and the sound of...

Published:Tuesday | March 30, 2021 | 12:58 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: We have seen a dramatic reduction in movement of persons all over the country as a result of the enforcement of the anti-COVID-19 risk management act and, by extension, imposition of curfews. While the efficacy of the curfew...

Published:Tuesday | March 30, 2021 | 12:58 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: A dear friend shared her Rabbi’s Passover message with me. It began with Eckhart Tolle and ended with Bob Marley. “What a liberation to realise that the ‘voice in my head’ is not who I am.” And “Emancipate yourselves from...

Published:Tuesday | March 30, 2021 | 12:57 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: The spike in murders in Jamaica is alarming. There are not enough words to describe the outrage in the recent murder of 20-year-old Khanice Jackson. I can’t imagine the pain of her grieving family and friends. This is not...

Published:Tuesday | March 30, 2021 | 12:53 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: It is a sad thing to be alive in these times where right seems wrong and wrong is glorified. No longer do you have freedom of speech. Now you can be arrested for simply having a different view. I was moved to tears in reading...

Published:Monday | March 29, 2021 | 12:11 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: Music has been a major contributor to economic development in Jamaica. Our pioneers have blazed a trail of international excellence which has garnered millions of dollars in foreign exchange. One thing bout we: we a go sing,...

Published:Monday | March 29, 2021 | 12:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam: In 2019, UNICEF reported that 50,249 adolescents of secondary school age were out of school in Jamaica. That is, these children had dropped out of schools. Of this number, 60 per cent were boys, or approximately 30,150. As a...

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