Fri | Mar 22, 2019

Letters

Published:Monday | March 4, 2019 | 12:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: What seemed an ordinary Sunday afternoon two weekends ago at the Neville Hall Lecture Theatre at The University of the West Indies, Mona campus, became a moment of pride and a significant life-turning point for the newly minted...

Published:Monday | March 4, 2019 | 12:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Dear Ruel Reid, the answer is no! No, I am not going to stop talking to and teaching my students about the ailing Jamaican political landscape and culture. As much as this would suit you politically and satisfy the furtherance of...

Published:Saturday | March 2, 2019 | 12:20 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: When we talk about cricket, the game of glorious uncertainties, there were/are some dangerous and hard-hitting West Indian batsmen (including some of the bowlers, too), who, by their dominance and hard-hitting power strokes, have...

Published:Saturday | March 2, 2019 | 12:19 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: As the saying goes, ‘children are our future,’ however, judging from my observations, the future looks very dark. I think it’s safe to say that children of this generation have little or no respect for themselves, much less others...

Published:Saturday | March 2, 2019 | 12:19 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Tony Becca has been a pivotal part of our sporting experience for nearly 50 years. This dynamic sports aficionado has been very vocal in the passing on of the requisite knowledge of the sport of cricket to many generations of...

Published:Saturday | March 2, 2019 | 12:18 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Tony Becca’s deep grasp of the importance of cricket culture within Caribbean civilisation drove his devotion and commitment to the game. His assessment of its men, women, and moments was always ethical, interesting, and...

Published:Saturday | March 2, 2019 | 12:18 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: It is with a sense of amusement that I read Mr Martin Henry’s comments in a story in The Gleaner of Tuesday, February 26, 2019, titled ‘Holness admin makes the grade three years in.’ Given the present state of the society, does...

Published:Saturday | March 2, 2019 | 12:17 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Please allow me the opportunity to express my deep regret and sadness on the passing of Tony Becca. I came to know him well over several years and admired his consistent professionalism and journalistic integrity. He has made an...

Published:Friday | March 1, 2019 | 12:39 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Freedom of expression and opinion is the cornerstone of a free and democratic society. It forms the very fabric of our respective culture and human rights. Our nation consists of very colourful, pleasant and expressive...

Published:Friday | March 1, 2019 | 12:28 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The current discussion about school boards and voluntary activity in Jamaica reminds me of the song Why Do Fools Fall in Love?. As chair (of a board), I do not get money for gas; I do not get paid for the many hours of work we...

Published:Friday | March 1, 2019 | 12:23 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I went to the opening of the National Gallery West’s Due West exhibition, a juried exhibition featuring artists from western Jamaica. This was the first time that the western gallery opened a call for entries for art on its walls...

Published:Friday | March 1, 2019 | 12:15 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Pete Buttigieg may not be a well-known Democratic contender for the presidency, but he is obviously the most interesting and serious contestant. Despite his flaws, Donald Trump has proven himself to be a decisive leader....

Published:Friday | March 1, 2019 | 12:15 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: In this newspaper on February 27, 2019, the Page 1 headline jumped out: ‘18 hours of TERROR - Gunmen slaughter eight persons in separate incidents in Westmoreland’. Then, turning to Page 2, another headline: “Massive gun find at...

Published:Thursday | February 28, 2019 | 12:16 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I was deeply saddened to learn of the sudden passing of Jamaican playwright, actor, and director Aston Cooke. Anyone who has ever worked with Aston knows that he was the ultimate professional, a creative force who was extremely...

Published:Thursday | February 28, 2019 | 12:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: It is common knowledge that the Jamaican public has been suffering for years at the hands and policies of insurance companies. Luckily, a change seems imminent based on the social media uptick which sees persons who are duped...

Published:Thursday | February 28, 2019 | 12:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: With the relatively cheap Chinese imports, motorcycles have become prevalent as a common mode of transportation in the western part of the island and also have fulfilled a significant role as taxis for those living in remote off-...

Published:Thursday | February 28, 2019 | 12:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: China Harbour (CH) has too strong a foothold in Jamaica. Dozens of roads, highways, and buildings have been built by CH over the past six or more years, and new ones seem to pop up every other day. While China Harbour has cemented...

Published:Thursday | February 28, 2019 | 12:09 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I am so in love with my country and our people. Did you know that Jamaicans are some of the most immunised people in the world? Having established that fact, did you know, per capita, that we are also some of the most travelled...

Published:Wednesday | February 27, 2019 | 12:22 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: There is the usual argument of the hypocrisy relating to the distaste for poor people music (dancehall) and its trappings, versus the embrace for elite music (soca) and its paraphernalia. But the stronger argument here, I believe,...

Published:Wednesday | February 27, 2019 | 12:22 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I read in this newspaper of the Minister of Education Ruel Reid’s proposed regulations for code of conduct for politically active public-sector educators, which include clauses muzzling board chairmen, teachers and principals from...

Published:Wednesday | February 27, 2019 | 12:21 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Professor Nuts said it best “…them deh time bus fare did cheap like asham, 10 cent fi man…” The bus system nowadays hasn’t changed at all. Twenty-eight years later, we are still battling on the bus. The only thing that has changed...

Published:Wednesday | February 27, 2019 | 12:20 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Rock bottom and digging. That’s what we are doing with our road etiquette and discipline. Yes, we have all seen the insanely silly driving all across the island. For the most part, we blame taxi and minibus operators as the main...

Published:Tuesday | February 26, 2019 | 12:25 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I would really want to know who is managing the Half-Way-Tree Transport Centre as it has become a dark, semi-white elephant-like place. The multibillion-dollar facility is in need of control and maintenance, as the level of neglect...

Published:Tuesday | February 26, 2019 | 12:25 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I read the reported response of Dr Sonjah Stanley Niaah, senior lecturer in culture studies at The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona to the criticism of the UWI Mona Law Society’s dancehall photographs in the lead story in...

Published:Tuesday | February 26, 2019 | 12:25 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The clock in the Cross Roads, St Andrew area has been out of use for so long and has been so broken down and shabby that it has become an eyesore. I was pleasantly surprised coming from church and seeing the beautiful handiwork on...

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