Letter of the Day | Use NHT surplus to boost paltry pensions

Gleaner on January 18th, 2019 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR, Sir:Having watched the current debate on TVJ regarding the minimum wage vs liveable wage, permit me to add my two cents.Most persons have come down on the side that the current $7,000 weekly minimum wage is not liveable. While this may…

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Fire victim says thanks

Gleaner on January 18th, 2019 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR, Sir:It has been one month since my house was burnt down in Cockburn Pen, St Andrew, which was covered under the newspaper headline ‘Christmas crushed’.It has been a rough month having to start all over again, having been burnt out three…

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Hypocrisy in Venezuela vote

Gleaner on January 18th, 2019 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR, Sir:I see where the Jamaican Government has voted not to recognise President Nicol·s Maduro as the legitimate president of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. They have not really given us a compelling reason for their decision.The…

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Weird business logic at Max Glass Shop

Gleaner on January 18th, 2019 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR, Sir:I wanted to bring to your attention my experience at Max Glass Shop at 55 Manchester Avenue in May Pen, Clarendon, on Thursday, January 10, 2019.I was doing home renovation, and having decided to put a sliding panel on the bath, the…

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Haven’t had a proper bath for weeks

Gleaner on January 18th, 2019 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR, Sir:I am happy to hear that the Mandela Highway pipeline has been repaired, but the community of Whitehaven Gardens, on Whitehall Avenue, in the vicinity of Red Hills Road, has had no water, not even the normal little trickle that would…

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Windies too inconsistent

Gleaner on January 18th, 2019 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR, Sir:England’s cricket tour of the West Indies is just around the corner. But I am not inspired by it; I am expecting England to crush the Windies.The current West Indies players are good on paper, but they do not show it in their actions…

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Change yourself before changing others

Gleaner on January 18th, 2019 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR, Sir:As a 21st-century youth living in a society that is influenced by a plethora of factors, including the media, technology and celebrities of all kinds, I have realised that some individuals have allowed all these factors to dictate…

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Guardian Life kick-starts 20th anniversary with staff Blast Off

Gleaner on January 18th, 2019 | File Under Lifestyle -

Over 600 ‘Life Guardians’ representatives of Guardian Life Limited and their partnering brokerage companies travelled into Kingston from across the island to attend a New Year ‘Blast Off’ and motivational session hosted by Guardian Life Limited at…

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No idle life on Eden Hill

Gleaner on January 18th, 2019 | File Under Lifestyle -

In rural Jamaica, the land of wood, water and rock, there is so much that nature has to offer: wood, leaves, grass, fronds, barks, seeds, shells, stones, clay, and mall.From these gifts of nature many things, such as necklaces, clothes, head wear,…

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Modify Me off to a hip start in Montego Bay

Gleaner on January 18th, 2019 | File Under Lifestyle -

Self-taught artist Danielle Lee, who has been painting over the past seven years, has become an expert in the field of tattoo art. She recently opened Modify Me at the Iconic Fearview Plaza in Montego Bay.The 24-year-old, who did a body modification…

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