Wed | Oct 17, 2018

Letters

THE EDITOR, Sir:Preventive social intervention, meaning violence interrupters and social workers in volatile communities, is long term. This does not mean, however, that it takes long for it to have impact.Within six to 12 months, five of 10...

THE EDITOR, Sir:So let me get this straight? We would rather have money in our pockets and in the bank than peace of mind and the value of our individual lives? Well, based on the Sunday Gleaner lead story 'Suffering under SOE' (October 14, 2018),...

THE EDITOR, Sir:We write in response to a letter to the editor titled 'FLOW ruined my business' and published in your newspaper on September 28, 2018.FLOW extends sincere apologies to Anthony McDonald for the disruption he experienced. At FLOW, it...

THE EDITOR, Sir:Last year, Desmond McKenzie, the minister of local government and community development, in celebrating Local Government Month in Clarendon, declared on the grounds of the Anglican Church, among other things, that he would be...

THE EDITOR, Sir:This is an open letter to the commissioner of police, Major General Antony Anderson.I have to admit that I was one of the many Jamaicans who wondered if your appointment as the top police officer was just another appointment.After...

THE EDITOR, Sir:It is commendable that Prime Minister Andrew Holness has recognised the importance of building a new Parliament building for Jamaica that will better accommodate our lawmakers and staff.A new Parliament building is certainly long...

THE EDITOR, Sir:Allow me to mention that the new Fisheries Bill passed last week has been in gestation for a record 23 years. How do I know? I participated in the very first discussion in summer 1995 with Fisheries Director Andre Kong and the Food...

THE EDITOR, Sir:Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has tried to cast himself in the mould of a reformer. His supporters point to his youthfulness along with changing sociocultural and economic practices as evidence of the reformation that is...

THE EDITOR, Sir:I refer to Lloyd Vermont's Letter of the Day in The Gleaner titled 'Patois emblematic of Jamaicans' indiscipline' (October 12, 2018).Without knowing him and with no disrespect meant, I will assume that he is above the age of 60 and...

THE EDITOR, Sir:As the authorities get ready to discharge some 400 inmates at Bellevue Hospital, it is important to signal that no financial provision is given by the State to those responsible for the care of persons with disabilities in their...
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