Letter of the Day | Urgent action needed to fix public transportation system

Gleaner on January 27th, 2021 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR, Madam: As a poor, ordinary man who considers public transportation as the cheapest option, I need to bring to the public’s attention and seek its support in condemnation of bus operators who ply the Mandeville to Kingston and the…

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Strict action against lewd music

Gleaner on January 27th, 2021 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR, Madam: In the Letter to the Editor by Alrick Davis in The Gleaner, published on Monday, January 18, titled ‘Tortured by lewd music and loud bikes’’, he has raised a very vital issue. We all, especially the concerned people, should give…

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Jamaica: the enthralling contradiction

Gleaner on January 27th, 2021 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR, Madam: It is a curious paradox that while a letter appearing in The Gleaner titled ‘Blessed by warm Jamaican welcome’ seemed to have extolled the virtues and warmth of the Jamaican people, which is generally true, the very Gleaner is…

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Thanks for the life lessons, Ken

Gleaner on January 27th, 2021 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR, Madam: I have fond memories of Ken Allen when he was The Gleaner’s opinion editor at the turn of the century. He was a man of candour and wit. But more important, he sought to make you a better person. Not everyone could appreciate his…

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Waiting on NWA approval for traffic lights at Drax Hall

Gleaner on January 26th, 2021 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR, Madam: This is in response to a Letter to the Editor, on January 21, Fix The Traffic Lights At Drax Hall! We share the concern of the citizen of St Ann regarding the continued absence of traffic lights at the crossing of the North…

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Letter of the Day | Blessed by warm Jamaican welcome

Gleaner on January 26th, 2021 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR, Madam: I am writing to express my gratitude for the manner in which I was treated by the Jamaican authorities when I arrived on the island on December 21, 2020. I was one of the passengers on that last flight from England before…

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Education system needs to change with the times

Gleaner on January 26th, 2021 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR, Madam: Every year, the season for examination results dawns upon us, and in late 2020, students and parents alike were plagued by anxiety about the quality of results obtained. Much bemoaning occurred and investigations into…

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Readers’ reactions – Police hunt occupants after crash-landing in smuggling hotspot

Gleaner on January 26th, 2021 | File Under Voice of the people -

A multipronged investigation has been launched into whether a deregistered plane bearing the Mexican flag that crash-landed in Rocky Point, Clarendon, on Saturday evening was on a smuggling mission. Here are some readers’ reactions sourced from The…

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Letter of the Day | Tangible investment needed in agriculture

Gleaner on January 25th, 2021 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR, Madam: As a rural youth, I have seen the Government pledge support and plans to develop agriculture in Jamaica. That support has come mostly in the form of free feed, chicks, and extra fertiliser. To truly develop agriculture, we need…

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Abortion: Isn’t prevention better than cure?

Gleaner on January 25th, 2021 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR, Madam: ‘Prevention’ is a word or attitude that is hardly used in our solutions to the many serious issues that we are faced with as individuals, families, society and the Church. Recently, the topic of abortion has been on the lips of…

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