Customer service in gov’t offices

Gleaner on May 23rd, 2020 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR, Madam: IT IS annoying to go to government offices, and these days, the COVID-19 pandemic gets blamed for everything. Given COVID-19 and physical distancing norms, on Thursday, May 21, I spent 1 hour and 45 minutes just to get inside…

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Embrace change or be left out

Gleaner on May 23rd, 2020 | File Under Voice of the people -

The EDITOR, Madam: AS I stood in a line six feet apart outside the curb of my neighbourhood pharmacy, I couldn’t help overhearing the conversation of an older woman – probably in her early 80s – who stood ahead of me. She was clearly having…

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Letter of the Day | Please ensure office spaces are safe for work

Gleaner on May 23rd, 2020 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR, Madam: HAVING BEEN working from home for over two months, I am particularly grateful that we should start to see some normalcy return as we head back to the physical workplace come June 1. I also want to use this opportunity to thank…

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Stop businesses from infringing on residential communities

Gleaner on May 23rd, 2020 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR, Madam: I WISH social distancing also applied to businesses that continue to operate in residential communities. It would be so nice to have them far away, where they would not be a nuisance to my health or my sanity. I speak as a…

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PNP leadership tussle

Gleaner on May 23rd, 2020 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR, Madam: IN JUNE 2019, Peter Bunting announced his intention to challenge for the leadership of the People’s National Party. He was defeated by 76 votes on September 7, 2019. Momentum is clearly on Peter Bunting and Rise United’s side…

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Is dancehall promoting crime and violence?

Gleaner on May 22nd, 2020 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR, Madam: DANCEHALL MUSIC enjoys one of the greatest following from marginalised Jamaican youths. It appears to be offering what generally appeals to the underclass, and therefore, could make it perilous having a correlation with crime…

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Tough but always fair

Gleaner on May 22nd, 2020 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR, Madam: OLIVER CLARKE was a sharp mind and a visionary. A shrewd businessman who executed precisely and effortlessly, he was tough, but always fair. In his presence, you had to be touched in some way. His mentorship was a gift. His dry…

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A man with a perfect sense of humour

Gleaner on May 22nd, 2020 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR, Madam: I SALUTE Mr Oliver Clarke for his bold, innovative and building capacities. He took an obscure building society from Westmoreland and made it into a formidable financial institution. In spite of the awkward ‘political’ issues…

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Letter of the Day | Crime Stop is operational and active

Gleaner on May 22nd, 2020 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR, Madam: IN A letter, dated Saturday, May 16, Donald J. McKoy requested an update from Crime Stop, after voicing his concern on whether the organisation is successful in fighting crime. We must note that Mr McKoy’s point and subsequent…

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New lease on life for Integrity Commission

Gleaner on May 22nd, 2020 | File Under Voice of the people -

WE DON’T know too much about Kevon Stephenson, except that he seems to have had the respect and support of his former boss, Terrence Williams, the commissioner of the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM), the agency that investigates…

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